PIKEVILLE, Ky (WYMT)- With 1:30 to play in the first half, it looked like the Paintsville Tigers would be headed to their first 15th Region Championship game since 2008. They led Pikeville by 12 points before the Panthers used a short outburst to end the first half down 33-27.
In the second half, the Panthers continued to use Christian Billiter and Connor Roberts who scored 34 of the teams 64 points.
The Panthers would take the lead midway through the fourth and secure the win from the charity stripe.
Pikeville will play Johnson Central for the third straight year Saturday.