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Harlan falls to Perry Central 55-54 in the second boys semifinal of the WYMT Food City Mountain Classic

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Published: Dec. 10, 2021 at 8:39 PM EST
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HINDMAN, Ky. (WYMT) - The Harlan Green Dragons took on the Perry Central Commodores in the second boys semifinal of the 35th annual WYMT Food City Mountain Basketball Classic presented by Kentucky Farm Bureau and sponsored by ARH.

Perry Central took an early lead in the first half, but Harlan brought it back close at the break.

The second half went back and forth. Harlan took a commanding 10-point lead at one point, but Perry Central fought back to make it a very close game.

With three minutes left in the game, Harlan brought it back to a two-point game at 49-47. At the two-minute mark, the Green Dragons managed to tie it up at 51.

In the last 30 seconds, Perry Central made it a four-point game, going up 55-51.

With just six seconds left, Perry Central fouled Harlan on a three-point shot. The Green Dragons’ player converted all three foul shots to make it a one-point game.

With a one second left in regulation, Harlan, who was trailing, had a chance to win it with the score at 55-54. They could not convert their last chance shot, and Perry won.

Rydge Beverly led Perry Central with 17 points, and Tyler Day joined him in double figures with 15 points.

Jordan Akal scored 24 of the Green Dragons’ 54 points before he fouled out. Jaedyn Gist also scored 12 points for Harlan.

Perry Central will go on to play Knox Central in the final on Saturday.

We will update this story with stats and scores as the game comes to a close.

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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