The Knox Central Lady Panthers welcomed the Jackson County Generals to town on Monday night. The Panthers (11-4) found themselves locked into a heated battle with the Generals (5-11) but managed to pull away late in the fourth quarter for a 74-59 win.
Knox Central enjoyed a five point advantage at the end of the first quarter, 21-16. Central’s Toni McCombs, who just came back from a hand injury several games ago, led the Panthers with nine first quarter points.
Jackson County clawed back into the second quarter as they found a way to move the ball through the Knox Central full court press. The Generals scored eight unanswered points, behind two baskets from Sophomore Patricia Ford, to take the lead 30-28 with 2:16 remaining in the first half.
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