Farley comes up big in final

6'10 University of Louisville signee Terrance Farley came up with a huge performance Saturday night against DeSales to carry Pleasure Ridge Park back to the Sweet Sixteen.

Terrance Farley wanted it.

So did Pleasure Ridge Park and their legion of southend followers.

What Farley and the Panthers earned Saturday night with a hard fought 45-42 victory over DeSales was a ticket to next week's Sweet Sixteen in Lexington's Rupp Arena.

For a while, though, it looked like the Colts might pull off the upset. DeSales guard Thomas Britt, who scored 14 points in the first two quarters, bombed the Colts to a 20-11 lead late in the first frame.

That's when PRP senior Phillip Morrison made two key baskets to pull the Panthers within 20-16 at intermission.

After the break, Farley went to work. The Panthers senior center scored three quick baskets out of the locker room, one using a nice drop-step, one off an offensive rebound, and another on a turnaround, to give PRP the lead 22-20.

PRP junior point guard JuJuan Spillman, who was honored on the All-Tournament sqaud, then got in the act, draining three second half three pointers and held Britt to just two third quarter points.

Farley, though, saved his best for when his team needed it the most. His 16 point, 15 rebound, 5 block performance against the Colts earned him a spot on the All-Sixth Region Tournament team and he was clearly the key Saturday against DeSales. He was aggressive on offense, looked to score on the block and hit 6-9 field goals. He also hit 4-6 from the free throw line.

"I just played my game," Farley said. "It's a great feeling right now."

PRP now heads to Lexington, where they'll compete next week in the Sweet Sixteen for the first time in five seasons.

"We are going back!" Farley said following the game. "We don't care who we play. We'll just go play and say 'bring it on.' We're going to represent Louisville well next week."

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