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Lady Dragons split final two games at Clinton

Harlan closed play in the Best of the Lakes Holiday Classic at Clinton County High School with two games Saturday, a 65-60 win over McCreary Central in the morning followed by a 74-48 loss to Livingston Academy, Tenn., later in the day.

Senior guard Payeton Charles scored 23 points to lead the 4-10 Lady Dragons against McCreary. Junior forward Natalee King added 17 points and 15 rebounds.

Junior guard Allyson Anderson poured in 33 points to lead McCreary Central.

Harlan took control of the game by outscoring McCreary 29-14 in the second quarter, building a 45-25 halftime lead. McCreary outscored the Lady Dragons 24-8 in the third quarter to cut the deficit to four points.

Anna Beth Colson scored 20 points and Hannah Hammons added 10 to lead Livingston Academy.

Charles scored 19 and King contributed 15 for the 4-11 Lady Dragons.

Harlan fell to Clinton County, the tournament host, 57-53 on Friday.

Sophomore forward Braylee Mann led Clinton County with 23 points.

King scored 24 to lead the Lady Dragons. Charles added 10.

Harlan returns to action Thursday at home against Whitley County.

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Livingston Academy 74, Harlan 48

LIVINGSTON ACADEMY

Kenton Webb 2, Allie Qualls 8, Suzanne Hayes 7, Hannah Hammons 10, Anna Beth Colson 20, Maddy Shaw 6, Emily Gean 7, Kaylee Asberry 5, Alexis Phipps 4, Hailey Crank 3, Leigh Ann Clark 2, Elaynna Hays 0. Totals: 27 13-19 74.

HARLAN (4-11)

Payeton Charles 5 5-6 19, Ella Karst 1 0-0 2, Savanna Smith 1 0-0 3, Natalee King 7 1-3 15, Alli Thompson 0 4-4 4, Angle Wynn 1 1-2 3, Peighton Jones 0 0-0 0, Madison Cole 0 0-0 0, Kaylee Leslie 1 0-1 2, Emma Owens 0 0-0 0, Makayla Sizemore 0 0-0 0, Ella Morton 0 0-0 0, Megan Pacholewski 0 0-0 0. Totals: 16 11-16 48.

Livingston Academy 19 16 20 19 — 74

Harlan 12 9 9 18 — 48

3-point goals: Livingston Academy 7 (Qualls 2, Colson 2, Gean 1, Asberry 1, Crank 1), Harlan 5 (Charles 4, Smith 1).

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Harlan 65, McCreary Central 60

HARLAN (4-10)

Payeton Charles 9 2-3 23, Ella Karst 1 0-0 3, Savanna Smith 1 0-0 3, Natalee King 5 7-12 17, Alli Thompson 1 2-2 4, Angel Wynn 3 1-3 8, Peighton Jones 0 1-2 1, Madison Cole 2 0-0 6, Kaylee Leslie 0 0-0 0. Totals: 22 13-22 65.

McCREARY CENTRAL (3-10)

Allyson Anderson 13 5-9 33, Elizabeth Anderson 1 0-0 2, Emily Anderson 2 0-0 5, Celya Kiser 0 0-0 0, Macey Welchel 2 0-0 4, Halie Neal 0 0-0 0, Mackenzie Cox 2 0-1 4, Kennedy Creekmore 4 2-4 12, Cassie Walker 0 0-0 0. Totals: 24 7-14 60.

Harlan 16 29 8 12 — 65

McCreary Central 11 14 24 11 — 60

3-point goals: Harlan 8 (Charles 3, Cole 2, Smith 1, Karst 1, Wynn 1), McCreary Central 5 (A. Anderson 2, Creekmore 2, Emily Anderson 1).

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Clinton County 57, Harlan 53

HARLAN (3-10)

Payeton Charles 4 0-0 10, Ella Karst 2 0-0 6, Savanna Smith 1 0-0 3, Natalee King 10 4-7 24, Alli Thompson 2 0-0 4, Angel Wynn 1 0-0 2, Madison Cole 1 0-0 3, Peighton Jones 0 0-0 0, Kaylee Leslie 0 1-2 1. Totals: 21 5-9 53.

CLINTON COUNTY (5-8)

Alexis Roberts 2 6-8 12, Rylee Stockton 6 0-3 12, Braylee Mann 9 5-10 23, Abbi Young 3 2-4 8, Cassie Thompson 0 0-0 0, McKenzie Cope 0 3-7 3, Landy Moons 0 1-2 1. Totals: 20 17-34 57.

Harlan 15 13 11 14 — 53

Clinton County 20 13 10 14 — 57

3-point goals: Harlan 6 (Charles 2, Karst 2, Smith 1, Cole 1), Clinton County 0.