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Southwestern beats Rowan County 67-57

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - David Kapinga scored 18 points to lead
Southwestern to a 67-57 quarterfinal win over Rowan County during
the Pulaski County school's first appearance in the boys' state
tournament Friday.

The game was tied 45-all heading into the fourth quarter, and
D.J. Townsend's layup less than a minute in gave the Vikings (26-8)
a 47-45 lead. But Justin Epperson hit two free throws to trigger a
13-0 run and Southwestern (29-8) took off for the win.

Justin Edwards finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds for
Southwestern, and Cody Epperson added 13 points.

Townsend scored 19 for Rowan County, and Jason Egan had 16. Adam Wing had 10 rebounds for the Vikings, who led 33-30 at halftime.

The win set up a semifinal Saturday between Southwestern and the
winner of a quarterfinal Friday between Louisville Trinity and
George Rogers Clark.


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