Senior guard Colby Napier led the Patriots in scoring with 20 points that included three 3-pointers in the second half.
January 10, 2021 – BRADLEY CHARLES
The only 14th Region All “A” Classic semifinal game that was decided in the closing minute on Saturday was the matchup between the Leslie County Eagles and the Knott County Central Patriots. While the Eagles had legitimate chances to win the game or send it to overtime, Knott Central emerged victorious 58-53.
In the First Quarter:
Senior forward Trenton Day and senior center Trey Abner combined to make three 3-pointers and score 13 points for Leslie County. For the Patriots, senior center Josh McGuire tallied seven points. Going into the second quarter, the Eagles led 15-13.
In the Second Quarter:
Colby Napier, Kizer Slone, and Jayden Huff each scored four points. Abner, Day, and senior center Jason Baker each scored two points for Leslie County. At halftime, Knott County Central led 28-21.
In the Third Quarter:
Napier led all scorers with eight points for the Patriots, but the Eagles countered with two 3’s. Each team scored 15 points in the third quarter, which made the score 43-36 going into the final quarter.
In the Fourth Quarter:
Knott County Central recorded three 3-pointers, while Day led all scorers with eight points. In the closing minute, the Patriots’ lead was cut to one-possession, but they ultimately emerged victorious 58-53.
|Scoring by Quarters||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Total|
|Knott County Central||13||15||15||15||58|
Leslie County – Trenton Day 23, Trey Abner 13, Kobe Bowling 9, Jason Baker 6, John Buckle 2.
Knott County Central – Colby Napier 20, Josh McGuire 16, Kizer Slone 9, Jayden Huff 8, Scott Shepherd 5.