One day after losing on a last-second shot to Henry Clay in pool play, the Trojans suffered a similar fate against Dunbar as senior guard Jesse Moton hit a 3-pointer from the corner to give the Bulldogs a 76-74 win that pushed them into the quarterfinals.
Cawood fell behind early as Dunbar's press forced numerous turnovers. The Bulldogs led 30-13 late in the first quarter and pushed the advantage to as many as 22 in the second period.
Just as they did against Henry Clay, the Trojans stormed back in the second half and finally took the lead with six seconds left on two free throws by Shawn Ely.
Cawood center Andrew Brock knocked a Dunbar shot out of bounds with 2.1 seconds remaining. After two timeouts, Dunbar was able to get Moton an open look at the basket for the game-winning shot.
Moton scored 19 and Andre Tunstill added 14 to lead Dunbar.
Blake Hubbs paced a balanced Cawood attack with 20 points. Ely scored 17, Travis Clem added 14 and Derrick Watkins contributed 12.
The Trojans rolled past Lexington Sayre 73-59 in the opening round of the tournament on Saturday as Hubbs scored 21, Ely added 16 and Joe Brock tossed in 11.
Cawood finished 3-2 in AAU competition and posted a 19-4 record for the summer with losses to Lexington Catholic, Henry Clay, Dunbar and Bourbon County.
Harlan dropped a 66-53 decision to 13th Region rival Corbin in an opening-round game. Senior center Andrew Parks scored 17 and senior guard Jordan Noble added 13 to pace the Hounds, who were eliminated by Fern Creek 100-78 in the second round of the tournament.
Casey Huff and John Smith scored 18 and 16 points, respectively, to lead Harlan, which finished 0-4 in AAU competition but had its best summer overall in several years.
The Harlan junior varsity team defeated Lexington Christian Academy 64-55 on Saturday to finish pool play at 2-1. Smith scored 28 to lead Harlan while Robbie Curtis and T.J. Jones each added 10 points.
Smith scored 28 as Harlan defeated Buckhorn 49-46. The Dragons were eliminated by a powerhouse Scott County squad.
The Cawood junior varsity team was also 2-1 in pool play, defeating Bourbon County 60-54 on Saturday. Josh Caldwell scored 14 and Adam Rhymer added 12 to pace the Trojans.
Paintsville defeated Cawood 98-82 in tournament action. Caldwell scored 19, Aaron Watkins added 18 and Kyle Hatfield and Rhymer each contributed 14 to lead the Trojans.