Voight’s Panthers defeat Tigers in rivalry match-up.

January 20, 2015

Knox Central hands Barbourville 93-78 loss.

The Knox Central Panthers made the short trip to the Barbourville Tiger gymnasium this past week as Central Head Coach Jamie Voight was introduced to his first Knox Central-Barbourville basketball game. Voight’s Panthers (11-7), coming off a two game losing streak, were up to the task as they handed the Tigers (12-5) a 93-78 loss.

Head Coach Voight said after the game, “We needed this after the way we played last week. We were really embarrassed with the way we played up there [at the WYMT Mountain Classic]. We knew we had to come in here and not worry about all the fans or anything else, it was more important that we go 2-0 in district play and win this game.

The Tigers jumped out to an early 9-2 lead behind early scoring from Tate Carter, Wade Liford, Brently Perry and Markelle Turner. Carter spotted up for a three pointer for the opening basket of the game that allowed Barbourville to hold the lead until the clock showed 3:10 in the first quarter when Dustin Hensley connected for his own three pointer along the left hand baseline to give Knox Central their first lead of the game at 13-11.

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