Harlan County outlasts Clay County; Knox Central ends South Laurel's winning streak to set boys' 13th Region final
The 13th Region boys' semifinals provided two match-ups that came down to the wire. Harlan County and Knox Central survived the semifinals to move on to Monday's championship game.
In game one, Harlan County withstood a strong Clay County start. The Black Bears trailed by one at the end of the first half. The two went back and forth in the second half before the Black Bears pulled away to win 65-58. Black Bear Trent Noah won Player of the Game with 16 points, six rebounds and four assists.
In his final game for South Laurel, 13th Region Player of the Year Matthew Cromer scored 20 points for the Cardinals.
Harlan County and Knox Central will meet at 7 p.m. at Corbin Arena for the boys' 13th Region championship.