Green Dragons end 12-game skid against Knox Central


Kim Henson

Harlan senior forward Jaedyn Gist, pictured in action earlier this season, scored 28 points on Thursday in the Green Dragons’ 95-48 win at Knox Central.

Junior guard Kyler McLendon and senior forward Jaedyn Gist scored 28 points apiece Thursday as Harlan rolled to 95-48 win over Knox Central.
McLendon nailed seven 3-pointers and brother Kaleb McLendon hit three for the Dragons.
Kaleb McLendon finished with 15 points and Will Austin added 11 as Harlan improved to 12-2 on the season.
Harlan sent the Panthers to 0-14 on the season, while the Green Dragons improved to 12-2.
The Dragons jumped out to a 34-12 advantage after eight minutes of play. The lead grew to 50-34 at intermission and 79-38 after the third period.
Knox Central had won the last 12 meetings against the Dragons. Harlan’s last win was a 72-66 overtime victory in 2005.
Sophomore guard Austin Bargo led the 0-14 Panthers with 11 points. Evan Hobbs, a junior forward, scored 10.
Harlan returns to action Saturday in the 13th Region All “A” Classic against Lynn Camp at Barbourville. Knox Central will travel to Bell County on Tuesday before hosting district rival Pineville on Thursday.
Harlan (95) — Kyler McLendon 28, Kaleb McLendon 15, Trenton Cole 0, Jaedyn Gist 28, Will Austin 11, Connor Daniels 5, Dylan Cox 4, Jacob Clark 3, Cameron Maples 1, Matthew Pennington 0, Jake Brewer 0, Hunter Clem 0, Nate Montanaro 0, Ethan Shuler 0.
Knox Central (48) — Austin Bargo 11, Evan Hobbs 10, Jacob Smith 5, Brayden Mills 6, Christian Bargo 1, Ethan Mills 0, Robert McWilliams 6, Trevor Jordan 2, Mason Griffin 3, Dalton Crawford 4.

Harlan 34 16 29 16 — 95
Knox Central 12 18 8 10 — 48