Harlan County sweeps road doubleheader at Harlan

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Published: Feb. 2, 2023 at 5:18 PM EST
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HARLAN, Ky. (WYMT) - It is an action-packed close to the work week in the mountains on the WYMT Game of the Week as we present the first of two doubleheaders on the schedule.

Thursday night’s games feature the Harlan County Black Bears traveling the short distance to take on the Harlan Green Dragons.

It was a packed house at Wallace “Wah Wah” Jones Gymnasium in Harlan as the girls tipped it off. It was a close game throughout with the teams within five points at the half. Ultimately, though, the Harlan County Lady Black Bears emerged with the 64-49 victory.

The gym continued to rock as the boys took the court. The teams continued back and forth early, before a late Black Bear run put Harlan County on top by eight at the half.

Harlan would have several runs throughout the second half, but the Black Bears were able to keep them at bay through much of the second half, quieting the home half of the fans.

Harlan would cut the Harlan County lead to three late in the fourth quarter, but the Black Bears were able to stave off the challenge, sweeping the doubleheader with a 68-62 boys win.