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HAZARD - Knott County Central outlasted Perry County Central in the opening round of the 14th Region Boys’ Basketball Tournament on Wednesday night. The Patriots, who faced a three-point deficit at halftime, defeated Perry County Central 56-51.

After being limited on the offensive end in the first half, Camron paced the Patriots with a game-high 28 points. Justice scored 20 points in the fourth quarter.

With the win, Knott County Central improved to 23-6 and advanced to the semifinals of the regional tournament.

Knott County Central limited Perry County Central senior forward Justin Johnson to seven points. A Kentucky Mr. Basketball candidate, Johnson finished 3-for-6 from the field. Johnson pulled down a game-high 17 rebounds for Perry County Central in the season-ending loss.

In the first game in the opening round of the 14th Region Boys’ Basketball Tournament, Breathitt County rolled past Estill County, winning 77-51.

Knott County Central will face Breathitt County in the 14th Region Tournament on Monday. Tip-off for the Knott County Central-Breathitt boys’ basketball matchup is set for 6:30 p.m.

14th Region

Boys’ Basketball Records

Hazard (25-6)

Breathitt County(24-8)

Knott County Central (23-6)

Cordia (23-8)

Perry County Central (21-9)

Buckhorn (20-8)

Estill County (19-12)

Wolfe County (16-11)

Letcher County Central (16-13)

Leslie County (15-15)

Jackson City (12-19)

Powell County (11-18)

June Buchanan (9-20)

Lee County (8-23)

Jenkins (4-24)

Riverside Christian (3-23)

Owsley County (3-24)

15th Region

Boys’ Basketball Records

Betsy Layne (26-5)

Johnson Central (22-6)

Lawrence County (20-10)

Sheldon Clark (19-7)

Shelby Valley (18-10)

East Ridge (16-10)

Pike County Central (15-10)

Magoffin County (15-13)

Prestonsburg (14-17)

Allen Central (13-13)

Pikeville (11-18)

Paintsville (10-14)

South Floyd (9-21)

Belfry (8-18)

Phelps (5-24)

Piarist School (3-19)

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