Knott Central fends off Jenkins
by STEVE LeMASTER
TIMES STAFF REPORT
HINDMAN - After falling to Lee County earlier in the week, Knott County Central got back in the win column Thursday night after beating Jenkins 43-39.
Knott County Central won despite facing an 11-point deficit at the half.
Freshman guard Stuart Stamper led Knott County Central with a team-high 14 points, equaling his scoring average from last season. Senior point guard Scott Mosley joined Stamper in double figures for the Patriots, finishing with 11 points.
Knott County Central led Jenkins 11-10 at the end of the opening quarter. The visiting Cavaliers, after outscoring Knott County Central 14-2 in the second quarter, led 24-23 at the half.
Knott County Central (6-8) held Jenkins (7-11) to less than nine points in each of the last two quarters.
Chris Puckett paced Jenkins with a game-high 18 points. Puckett was the only Jenkins player to reach double figures. Keith Wright narrowly missed double figures for Jenkins, ending the district matchup with nine points. Senior center Kevin Potter pushed in six points for the Cavaliers.
The Patriots outscored Jenkins 18-6 in the third quarter.
Knott County Central 43, Jenkins 39
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