Back to back to back: Knox Central makes history, wins 13th Region title three years in a row

Published: Mar. 27, 2021 at 12:58 AM EDT|Updated: Mar. 27, 2021 at 11:12 AM EDT
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Photos courtesy of Les Nicholson, Darrin Spencer, and Neil Middleton.

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Knox Central beat North Laurel 78-63 to win the boys’ 13th Region title. This is the first time in school history Knox Central has won the boys’ 13th region title three years in a row.

The Panthers led at the break, 43-34. Knox Central had five players in double figures. Gavin Chadwell led the Panthers with 17, Abram Brock added 16, Isaac Mills finished with 14, Jevonte Turner finished with a double-double with 12 points and 10 assists, and Andrew Sizemore scored 11 points. Chadwell was named 13th region tournament MVP.

For North Laurel, Reed Sheppard led all scorers with 38 points, Ryan Davidson followed with 17 points.

Knox Central will play Ashland in the first round of the Boys’ Sweet 16 on Thursday night at 8 p.m.

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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 final game on Saturday, the North Laurel Jaguars will take on the Knox Central Panthers for the championship at the Corbin Arena.

On Friday night, the Jaguars took down Corbin 74-65 in the semi-finals. Reed Sheppard finished with 31 points, Ryan Davidson had a double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Hayden Llewellyn led the Redhounds with 24 points.

Knox Central defeated Clay County Friday night in their semi-final matchup, 67-50. Jevonte Turner led the Panthers with 14 points, Gavin Chadwell scored a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. For the Tigers, Connor Farmer scored 21 points and Connor Robinson followed with 18.

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