Panthers commit crucial turnover, lose 74-71.
The Knox Central Panthers took on the Corbin Redhounds on Friday night at home. The Redhounds (12-6) broke a three game winning streak by upsetting the Panthers (12-8), 74-71.
Knox Central had defeated Corbin by three points, 70-67, on Dec. 21 in the Knox Central Holiday Shootout and was coming off a big win against 13th Region opponent South Laurel, 59-54. The Panthers had strung together three consecutive wins including knocking off South Laurel and two 51st District opponents Barbourville and Lynn Camp.
The Panthers jumped out to an early 7-4 lead behind free throws from Matthew Barger and a three point jumper form Nate Cole. Dustin Hensley drove in for a lay up on an outlet pass from Cole to put the score at 7-4 with 5:24 left in the first quarter and forcing Corbin Head Coach Tony Pietrowski to call a time out.
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