Mike Farner
Bullitt East junior Thomas Wiseheart drives down the lane on Wednesday against Fern Creek. Wiseheart tallied six points, but it wasn’t enough as the Tigers, the state’s top-ranked team, recorded a 52-50 victory.
Frustrating late call knocks out Chargers

 VALLEY STATION – Putting forth a superlative effort against the state’s top-ranked team, Bullitt East had a shot at the upset of Fern Creek on Wednesday in the quarter-finals of the Republic Bank Boys’ Louisville Invitational Tournament before a phantom walking call with 1.8 seconds remaining in the game kept the Chargers from getting a chance at forcing an overtime in a 52-50 contest.

In a game that had 11 lead changes and seven ties and in which neither team ever led by more than five points, the finish was anti-climatic for both teams.