Harlan County outlasts South Laurel 71-63 in WYMT Game of the Week

Updated: Jan. 5, 2023 at 7:00 PM EST
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HARLAN, Ky. (WYMT) - Starting off the new year right on 2023′s first edition of the WYMT Game of the Week. It was an Alice Lloyd College Mountain Top Ten matchup Thursday night between the No. 7 South Laurel Cardinals and the No. 9 Harlan County Black Bears.

A close battle in the first half, with South Laurel ahead by one at the break, 34-33.

The close contest continued throughout the third quarter, with Harlan County getting a late lead and being able to pull away late in the fourth quarter for the 71-63 victory Thursday night.

With the victory, Harlan County moves to 11-3 on the season, with a game against St. Henry next in the Raymond Reed Classic on Saturday at South Laurel’s gym.

South Laurel snaps an eight-game winning streaking, dropping to 10-4. They also play in the Raymond Reed Classic at home Saturday night against Bell County.