Lady Bears edge Letcher Central

Published 3:57 pm Monday, February 5, 2024

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Staff Report

After watching a five-game losing streak end four nights earlier at Knott Central, the Harlan County Lady Bears got back on the winning track Friday with a 45-42 victory over visiting Letcher Central.

Senior guard Ella Karst scored 19 points to lead the Lady Bears, including nine points in the first quarter as HCHS took a 17-12 lead. Senior forward Paige Phillips added 12 points.

Jaylin Whitt, a senior guard, led the 13-7 Lady Cougars with 15 points.

Harlan County (13-10) will play its third straight 14th Region opponent on Tuesday at Leslie County. Letcher Central (13-7) travels to Hazard on Monday.