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Knox Central pulls away from Harlan County to move on to boys’ 13th Region semifinals

Published: Mar. 23, 2021 at 11:03 AM EDT|Updated: Mar. 23, 2021 at 9:50 PM EDT
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CORBIN, Ky. (WYMT) - Knox Central used a big fourth quarter to down Harlan County, 63-47. The Panthers outscored the Black Bears, 23-9 in the final frame in the rematch of last year’s 13th Region final.

The Panthers had a big first quarter as well and were up 25-11 before Jackson Huff hit a deep three as time expired in the first half. The buzzer beater sparked the Black Bears without their leading scorer, freshman Trent Noah. The Black Bears cut the lead to six at the break and 36-30, then tied the ball game at 36 midway through the third quarter before the Panthers pulled away.

Gavin Chadwell came up huge for the Panthers with 23 points and 11 rebounds. Abram Brock (13 points), Andrew Sizemore (11 points) and Isaac Mills (10 points) joined Chadwell in double figures. Josh Turner and Jackson Huff stepped up in Noah’s absence. Turner had 18 points and five rebounds, while Huff added 14 points and five rebounds.

The Panthers will meet Clay County in the semifinals. The Tigers defeated South Laurel, 39-35 in Tuesday night’s second quarterfinal.

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