North Laurel punches ticket to region championship, beats Harlan County 65-38

Published: Mar. 27, 2021 at 11:26 AM EDT|Updated: Mar. 27, 2021 at 11:33 AM EDT
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North Laurel beat Harlan County 65-38 in the 13th region girls semifinals, to punch their ticket to the 13th region championship game. The Jags led at the break, 30-13.

Hailee Valentine led the Jaguars with 23 points, Bella Sizemore followed with 10. For the Black Bears, Kassydee Owens led the team in scoring with 8 points.

North Laurel moves to 24-4 on the season.

North Laurel will play the winner of the South Laurel vs. Bell County game in the 13th championship game. The game will tip-off on Monday night at 7 p.m. You can watch the championship game on our second channel Heroes & Icons or online at

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WYMT and Kentucky Sports Radio are teaming up to bring you the Martin’s Peterbilt 13th Region tournament as part of the Appalachian Wireless Game of the Week showcase.

In the first of two semi-final games in the girls part of the tournament on Saturday, the North Laurel Lady Jaguars will take on the Harlan County Lady Black Bears at the Corbin Arena.

On Thursday night, North Laurel defeated Whitley County 80-45 in the quarterfinals. Hailee Valentine was the Lady Jaguars leading scorer with 27 points. Emily Sizemore recorded a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Also on Thursday, Harlan County overcame an eight-point deficit in the third quarter to take down Pineville 47-40 in their quarterfinal matchup. Senior Jacey Lewis delivered a game-high 16 points. Ella Karst also reached double figures for the Lady Black Bears with 14 points in that contest.

You can watch the games on WYMT’s Heroes & Icons channel, along with WYMT’s news app, Roku, Fire TV Stick, Apple TV and VUit.

To watch the game on VUit, you’ll have to go to

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