Second-half surge carries Knox Central past Harlan


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Harlan guard Emma Owens found herself trapped by two Knox Central defenders in Monday’s game in Barbourville. Knox Central pulled away in the second half for a 74-52 victory.

Sophomore forward Hallee Collins poured in 23 points on Monday as Knox Central downed visiting Harlan 74-52.
Timberly Frederick and Emily Mills each scored 13 points for the Lady Panthers. Jaylynn Fain added 10 points.
Knox Central also got seven points from Kelsie Smith. Reagan Jones finished with four, while McKenzie Hensley and Hannah Melton added two apiece.
Sophomore guard Kylie Noe paced Harlan with 17 points. Aymanni Wynn, also a sophomore guard, tossed in 15 points. Junior guard Emma Owens scored 14 points. Peighton Jones and Raegan Goodman each scored three.
Harlan trailed 19-17 after one quarter as Owens scored six and and Noe added five.
Wynn and Noe each had five points in the second period for Harlan, but Frederick knocked down eight points as Knox Central led 37-31 at halftime.
The third quarter made the difference as the Lady Panthers used a 15-4 outburst to take a 52-35 advantage into the third period.
Mills tallied six points and Collins added five in the quarter.
Collins tossed in six points in the last quarter as Knox Central outscored the Lady Dragons 22-17.
It was Knox Central’s fifth straight win over Harlan.
The Lady Dragons played without sophomore forward Leah Davis, who was injured in the game against Williamsburg last week.
Knox Central (2-0) entertains Owsley County on Thursday, plays host to Bell County on Saturday and visits Barbourville on Monday. Harlan (1-2) returns to action Friday at home against Clay County. The Lady Dragons will host Leslie County on Tuesday before opening district play at Middlesboro on Dec 16.
Knox Central (74) — Halle Collins 23, Timberly Frederick 13, Jaylynn Faine 13, Kelsie Smith 4, Emily Mills 13, Reagan Jones 4, Hannah Melton 2, McKenzie Hensley 2.
Harlan (52) — Peighton Jones 3, Emma Owens 16, Aymanni Wynn 15, Kylie Noe 15, Raegan Goodman 3.