It took two overtimes and in the end multiple trips to the foul stripe to decide round four between Trimble County and Carroll County in Monday’s boys basketball quarterfinals of the 31st District tournament before the Raiders came out on top 70-64.

The two teams had already met three times during the season with the Raiders scoring two wins early — one of those in the Jefferson County Invitational — but Carroll taking the most recent meeting 86-63 on Jan. 16.

On Monday, Carroll (7-21) jumped out to an 18-9 lead midway through the second quarter and the Panthers increased that lead to a dozen at 24-12 before Trimble (15-15) closed the half on a 5-0 run to cut the gap to 24-17.

Carroll opened the third quarter with a quick timeout but then pushed the lead out to 14, 34-20, with four minutes left in the quarter. However, two 3-point baskets by Ethan Keller bookended a 12-5 run by Trimble to close out the quarter and cut the lead to 39-32.

Trimble opened the fourth with a deep 3-pointer by J.T. Wilcoxson before a second basket by Wilcoxson forced Carroll to call its second time in the first 53 seconds of the quarter. Ethan Horn then connected on a 3-pointer to give Trimble the lead 40-39 at the 5:50 mark but Carroll responded with a 9-2 run to regain a 48-42 cushion and then led 51-46 with 1:26 left to play.

Horn scored and was fouled with a chance to cut the lead to one point but missed the free throw. However, Trimble ended up with the offensive rebound and Brayden Wilson scored to tie the game 55-55 with 8.1 seconds left.

Carroll used its last timeout to set up a play but ended up turning the ball over as time expired.

In the first overtime, Trimble pushed ahead 62-59 before allowing Carroll to knot the score at 62-62 and force a second overtime when Horn’s last second attempt came up short.

The the second overtime was all played out at the free-throw line with Trimble making 8-of-10 attempts while Carroll was 2-of-4 with the Raiders closing out the win and the Panthers’ season 70-64.

Carroll coach Roger Harden said Carroll has struggled from the line all year and that was some of the difference in the tourney where Carroll was 15 for 26 while Trimble was 19 for 33 from the free-throw line. Trimble also made seven 3-point shots compared to just one for Carroll.

“Both teams were coming off some bad luck losses last week,” Trimble coach Brent Welty said. “We expected them to come out and get on us early, which is what happened. Carroll came hard at J.T. because we have some guys that struggle with their shots and when we went small we were able to put some more shooters on the floor. I thought all along it would come to who had the last shot."

Carroll was led by Seth Franklin’s 27 points, Braden Stephenson scored 14 points and Landon Groves had 13. Cam Butcher scored four points with Aden Stephenson and Austin Hicks each adding three.

Trimble County was led by Wilcoxson with 30 points while Horn scored 23. Wilson added seven, Ethan Keller six and Coltin Humphreys had four points.

“I was proud of them,” Harden said, “any Carroll County Panther fan would be proud of them tonight. They played inspirational basketball even into the second overtime.”

Harden said the Panthers will “miss our lone playing senior, Austin Hicks, who contributes a lot for the team but everyone else returns. For us to change our record, we have to do that in the summertime, but for them to play the way they did tonight, I was proud of them.”

Trimble played Owen County in the semifinal round Thursday night in Bedford. Welty said they were looking forward to that matchup, hoping they had the energy to battle the top-seeded Rebels (23-7).