Home sweet home.
With their first-20 win season in a decade, Lyon County isn't going anywhere in the district, or in the region for a while.
For a fifth straight season, Lyon County (21-9) etched their name into the District 5 Championship game on Friday night.
Eighth-grade sensation Travis Perry nailed back to back 3's in the first 40 seconds, and the Lyons never trailed the rest of the way in Eddyville on Tuesday night as Jason White Gymnasium.
Perry went on to make four 3-pointers in the first two and a half minutes of the game, going off for five triples in the first half for 30 total points and five assists to send the Lyons to the District 5 Championship in 101-76 District 5 semifinal win over Livingston Central in Eddyville to end the Cardinals season.
Jackson Shoulders crossed the 1,000 point milestone as a member of the Lyons as well, muscling his way inside all night.
Shoulders would finish with a massive double double of 32 points and 13 rebounds, combining with Perry for 62 of the teams 101 points as they crossed the 100-point threshold for the third time this season.
It was the first time they've scored 100 points in a District Tournament game. Gunnar Bingham scored 14 points, Brady Shoulders chipped in 11 points for the fourth Lyon in double figures and Jack Reddick scored six.
Livingston Central (3-28) got 29 points from John Barnes and seven 3-pointers, while Max Downey added 26 points and nine rebounds.
Forcing Livingston Central to several early turnovers in the front court, Perry would make his third straight three after Barnes ended the 8-0 Lyon run to start.
Just two minutes in, it was 13-3 Lyons.
"I'm pretty happy with the outcome, I thought out energy was good from the start," Lyon County head coach Ryan Perry said.
"We told these guys that everything goes out the window in single elimination tournament like this. Sometimes the favorite is playing like they've got all kinds of pressure on them, but I was happy with the way the game started, it was good. Defensively, I thought we were good. We had some breakdowns, the Barnes kid had a phenomenal night. I think he hit six (three pointers) in the first half, and four of those six we almost fingertipped on the shot, so he were making contested shots in the first half. Hats off to him, he played a phenomenal game. I was proud of the guys, they kept pushing. We were making shots after they were making shots. I was really happy with our teams effort."
Perry's fourth three made it 16-6 with Barnes being Livingston's only saving grace in the early moments.
Shoulders crossed the 1,000-point threshold and closed the quarter strong with a triple by Jack Reddick for a 35-point first quarter and a 35-16 command after one after a big 19-3 spurt.
Maintaining an 18-point lead midway through two, Perry and Shoulders led the scoring load, while a foul on Gilbert made things a bit chippy for the remainder of the first half.
Barnes pulled the Cardinals within 13 points late in the half, but they would hardly get any closer after a steal and a bucket from Perry and a bank from the top of the key from Bingham.
Perry's fifth three came in the final 50 seconds of the first half after strong defense inside by senior Jeremiah Wilkerson, and the Lyons took a 55-33 halftime lead over the Cardinals.
Perry had 22 points and Shoulders had 23 points as the two combined for 50 of Lyon County's first 55 points.
Barnes also has six triples in the first half for 22 points to lead the Cardinals after 16 minutes of play.
Barnes made his seventh 3 after a 4-0 spurt, but Shoulders and the Lyons never wavered their 14 point margin despite the slow start to the half.
Bingham came back with his first 3 midway through three and the Lyons maintained just enough breathing room on Perry's sixth triple heading to the fourth up 72-57.
Lyon County went up 81-65 midway through the fourth quarter and the Cardinals never got any closer than 12 after Bingham's second triple nailed the coffin door at a 19 point lead.
Brady Shoulders added salt to the wound with a 20 footer to go up by 23.
Livingston County would finish with 25 turnovers, while Lyon County made 16 3-pointers in the game to keep their top seed in District 5 title game, where they would see Crittenden County after a classic 61-59 win over Trigg County.
"There's a lot of parity in our district right now. A lot of teams have a lot of guys that can play the game, and play at a high level," Perry said.
"I feel like the district is really up as far as completion goes, and it makes the environment and these games that much better. Whatever team we draw Friday night they're going to show up and go right at us, and we're going to have to show up and play our comfort, the way we feel that we're our best."
Friday night would be the ninth district championship game all-time that Lyon County has played on their home floor.