Harlan takes a close game 43-39 against Knott Central to tip off night three of WYMT Food City Mountain Classic

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Published: Dec. 8, 2021 at 5:36 PM EST
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HINDMAN, Ky. (WYMT) - It was a close game as the Harlan Green Dragons and the Knott Central Patriots faced off in the third boys game to begin night three of the 35th annual WYMT Food City Mountain Basketball Classic presented by Kentucky Farm Bureau and sponsored by ARH.

Harlan came away with the victory in a game that went down to the wire 43-39 in their first Mountain Classic game since 2006.

Junior Jaedyn Gist led the Green Dragons in scoring with 16 points. Senior Jordan Akal joined Gist in double figures with 14 points.

Sophomore Jayden Huff led the Patriots in scoring with 14 points, with sophomore Hunter Haddix right behind him with 8 points.

It was a close game throughout the first half and much of the third quarter, before a quick run put the Green Dragons back on top late in the third quarter. That lead was cut to as little as two with one minute to go, but Harlan was able to hang on to take the win.

Harlan will take on Perry Central in the second boys semifinal on Friday night at 8:30 p.m.

Knott Central will face Paintsville Saturday afternoon at 1:00 p.m.

You can watch every game of the WYMT Food City Mountain Classic on our second channel, Heroes & Icons, or on WYMT.com.

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