The Cougars were balanced with big man Caleb King scoring 20 points to lead an inside attack that gave Shawnee fits all night. Blackburn had 17, Brent Morris 14 and Bailey 13.
The Cougars took a a 59-57 lead with 41 seconds left in regulation on a free throw. But they fouled Aaron Schack on the rebound when the second one missed. Schack made both free throws to tie, and Jordan Bailey’s off-balance 3-point try rimmed out as time ran down.
Gray’s drive down the lane gave Shawnee a 68-66 lead with 1:08 left in overtime. Bailey tied the score at 68 with a 15-footer with 50 seconds left. Shawnee held for the last shot, but KR stopped it and had a an NBA-length 3-point try at the buzzer go wide.
Shawnee has a one-game lead over Tippecanoe with one league game left and clinched a share of second place. Tecumseh is 9-1 and clinched the league title with a 59-49 win over Stebbins.