HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - The No. 2 Knox Central Panthers are headed to the 2018 WYMT Food City Mountain Classic Championship, but it wasn't without a fight.
The Commodores only trailed by four at the end of the first quarter and held the Panthers within one at the halftime break.
End of the 1st quarter here at the 2018 WYMT Food City Mountain Basketball Classic. Knox Central leads Perry Central 12-8 at the end of 1. A spot in the tomorrow's championship game is on the line #MountainClassic pic.twitter.com/mye0C0Rdd4— Willie Hope (@WillieWYMT) December 7, 2018
But thanks to some late runs, Knox Central started to pull away, securing their spot in the Mountain Classic Championship with a 68-59 final score.
Knox Central improves to 3-0, Perry Central falls to 2-1.
The Commodores will play for the third place game Saturday at 3:45 p.m. The Championship game tips off Saturday evening at 8 p.m.
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