Letcher’s upset bid falls short at Knott

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Ernie Sexton

Letcher Central’s Isaiah Adams scored 18 points in the Cougars’ 67-63 loss at Knott Central on Tuesday.

Letcher Central’s win streak ended at three on Tuesday but not without quite a fight as the Cougars pushed 14th Region favorite Knott Central to the limit before falling 67-63 in Hindman.
Josh McGuire scored 21 points to lead the 7-2 Patriots. Colby Napier added 18. Scott Shepherd contributed 11.
Joby Johnson scored 22 and Isaiah Adams added 18 for the 5-3 Cougars.
Letcher Central will play host to Leslie County on Thursday. Knott Central will travel to Wolfe County on Friday.
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Knott Central (67) — Kent Damron 4, Scott Shepherd 11, Colby Napier 18, Kizer Slone 2, Josh McGuire 21, Jayden Huff 8, Drake Slone 3.
Letcher Central (63) — Nigel Nichols 7, Wyatt Ison 4, Bodie Bentley 7, Isaiah Adams 18, Joby Johnson 22, Kaden Adams 5.

Letcher Central 18 14 11 20 — 63
Knott Central 14 17 18 18 — 67
3-point goals: Letcher Central 10 (Johnson 4, Adams 3, Nichols 1, Bentley 1, Adams 1), Knott Central 2 (Napier 1, Slone 1).