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Knott County Central Rolls Past Hazard in All “A” Classic Matchup

Kylie Gayheart - photo by Brendon D. Miller - Bluegrass Sports Nation

The Lady Patriots had five players score at least eight points.

January 4, 2021 – BRADLEY CHARLES

On Monday night, the Knott County Central Lady Patriots picked up an impressive 57-46 victory over the Hazard Lady Bulldogs in the opening round of the 14th Region All “A” Classic.

In the First Quarter:
Knott Central’s Kylie Gayheart and Abby Maggard each hit a 3-pointer. Gayheart and Maggard were two of the five Lady Patriots that scored in the opening quarter. For Hazard, Hayley Caudill scored five points. Going into the second quarter, the Lady Patriots led 16-7.

Abby Maggard

In the Second Quarter:
Hazard’s Andrianna Harris made three field goals and finished the quarter with eight points. The Lady Patriots had four players score, and each team tallied 12 points in the second quarter. At halftime, Knott County Central held a 28-19 lead.

In the Third Quarter:
The Lady Patriots’ Kelsey Noble hit two 3’s and scored eight of Knott Central’s 15 points. Gayheart, Maggard, and Keara Mullins combined to score the other seven points. For the Lady Bulldogs, Caudill tallied five points and Harris accounted for six points. Going into the final quarter, the Lady Patriots led 43-30.

Annie Harris

In the Fourth Quarter:
Libby Danner and Caudill each hit a 3-pointer for the Lady Bulldogs, but Brooke Mason, Mullins, and Gayheart each hit a 3-pointer for Knott County Central. Hazard outscored the Lady Patriots in the fourth quarter, but Knott Central picked up a 57-46 victory.

Caudill Reaches 2,500 Career Points
With a free throw at the end of the first half, Hazard’s Hayley Caudill scored her 2,500th career point!! A great milestone for a the Bulldog Senior!

Hayley Caudill at the Line.

Notable Stats:
Hazard’s Hayley Caudill hit two 3’s and scored 19 points.

The Lady Bulldogs’ Andrianna Harris scored 16 points off the bench.

Knott County Central’s Kylie Gayheart scored 17 points. The freshman made three 3-pointers.

The Lady Patriots tallied nine 3-pointers. They made 11 two-point field goals and eight free throws.

Knott County Central will receive a bye in the quarterfinals of the 14th Region All “A” Classic. In the semifinals, the Lady Patriots will play the winner of the Leslie County vs. Buckhorn game that is scheduled to be played on Wednesday night.

16 12 15 14 – 57
HAZARD 7 12 11 16 – 46

KNOTT CENTRAL – Kylie Gaheart 17, Abby Maggard 10, Kesley Noble 10, Brooke Mason 9, Keara Mullins 8, Presley Fletcher 3.
HAZARD – Hayley Caudill 19, Annie Harris 16, Hannah Stidham 6, Libby Danner 5.

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