Former News19 Player of the Week Mason Carver's driving bucket with .9 seconds left lifted Lexington to a 58-56 win over River Bluff Thursday night.
Carver, who led everyone with 26 points, also had a key 3-point play late in the fourth quarter to help Lexington rally.
A dunk by Booker Cusaac gave River Bluff a 54-50 lead before Carver's bucket and foul pulled the Wildcats to within one at 54-53 with 1:15 left in regulation. A 3-pointer by Bradley Foulks, his only field goal of the game, gave the Wildcats a 56-53 lead with 27 seconds left. A pair of free throws by former News19 Player of the Week J.T. Reeves tied the game at 56 before Carver's bucket at the end gave the Wildcats the dramatic win over their arch-rival.
Reeves led River Bluff with 19 points.
Lexington caps off its best regular season ever as the Wildcats will take a 26-0 record and a region title into next week's Class 5A state playoffs.