Knott Central exacts revenge in OT against North Laurel at WYMT Food City Mountain Classic

Published: Dec. 9, 2021 at 6:43 PM EST
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HINDMAN, Ky. (WYMT) - In the second of three games in the girls tournament Thursday night, North Laurel met up with Knott Central in the first girls semifinals game at the 35th annual WYMT Food City Mountain Basketball Classic presented by Kentucky Farm Bureau and sponsored by ARH. The encore from the last tournament went the other way this time, with Knott Central exacting revenge for a semifinal loss earlier this year with a 73-67 overtime victory Thursday night, ending North Laurel’s title defense.

North Laurel had a late run for a multi-possession lead before Knott Central tied it back up with 36 seconds to go to ultimately send it to overtime. North Laurel was able to get a bucket and a stop to take a four point lead late in the extra frame. Two quick threes put the Lady Patriots up for good with 70 seconds left.

Despite not scoring in the overtime period, Presley Fletcher still led the Lady Patriots with 24 points, Abby Maggard also surpassed 20 points, finishing with 21 thanks to three free throws in overtime.

Three Lady Jaguars finished in double figures Wednesday night, led by Hailee Valentine with 25 points, Bella Sizemore finished with 14 points and sister Emily Sizemore finished with 13.

Knott Central will face Shelby Valley in Saturday’s championship, with tip-off set for 5:00 p.m.

North Laurel will face Bell County in the third place game at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.

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

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