Pikeville ousts Johnson Central, Lady Panthers are Rupp Arena bound

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - The Pikeville Lady Panthers are the 2019 15th Region Champions.

Pikeville started the game on a 15-2 run where the Golden Eagles didn't score a point until 6:00 to play in the 2nd quarter.

Johnson Central trimmed the halftime deficit down to just 10 points, and even cut it to single digits in the third. But the Lady Panthers pulled away for a 53-35 final score.

The win is the Lady Panthers' third region title and first since 1980.

Trinity Rowe led all scorers with 12 points, followed by Kelsey Jo Tackett with 11.

Morgan Hopson had 11 for Johnson Central.

Kirstin Cole-Williamson was named the tournament MVP.

Pikeville will play Barren County on Thursday, March 14 at noon.