Muhlenberg County was in the Christmas spirit in Thursday’s game in Powderly as Henderson County was credited with one more point than it really scored in the 82-65 win.
Both the official scorebook and the scoreboard credited Henderson County’s Cain Cooper with two made free throws in the third quarter when the junior forward made only one. Cooper scored in the lane and was fouled at the 4:27 mark. With his team leading 54-34, Cooper made the free throw to complete the three-point play. The scoreboard increased the Colonels’ lead to 58-34.
Jim Bates, Henderson County’s bookkeeper, and I both had Cooper with just one free throw, but as the home team Muhlenberg County’s book was official.
The gift point hardly mattered in the 82-65 win, though Cooper likely appreciated the boost to his scoring average as he was credited with 16 points in the game.