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February 20, 2014

Almost Over

Teams close out regular season, look to postseason

CORBIN — By Chris Parsons / Sports Editor

Thanks to a pleasant change in the weather for now, local high school teams have been able to get in a full slate of games on the basketball court.

In boys action the Knox Central Panthers picked up a 82-65 win over Middlesboro, improving Brian Evans' squad to 16-9 overall and 10-1 against 13th Region foes.

Barbourville lost for the third consecutive time, dropping a 69-65 decision to Bell County. The loss drops the Tigers to 16-11 on the season.

Lynn Camp hit the road, where they dropped a 61-52 decision to Pineville. The loss was the 19th of the season for the Wildcats.

The Whitley County Colonels had their three-game win streak snapped in a 49-48 loss to Rockcastle County on the road.

In girls action, North Laurel picked up a 77-58 win over Middlesboro, giving the Lady Jaguars their fourth straight win and the seventh victory in the last 10 games for Eddie Mahan's squad.

The top rated team in the 13th region, the Whitley County Lady Colonels, picked up a 61-43 win over Casey County at home. The win was the 23rd of the season for Donnie Jones' squad.

The Knox Central Lady Panthers continued to struggle, falling to Owlsey County on the road, 59-38. The loss was the third straight and eighth out of the last 10 games for Darrin Mills and company.

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