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London Stephney shoots over a Knox Central defender during Friday’s game. The senior ended the night with 13 points.

Bell County falls to Knox in 2A sectional tourney

Bell County nearly knocked off one of the top rated teams in the 13th Region on Friday. In the opening round of the 2A sectional tournament, the Bobcats fell to the Panthers 66-61. With the exception of the sectional championship, it was the closet victory Knox Central has had all year.

For Bell County, it was a disappointing loss after defeating Williamsburg just three days earlier.

Cameron Burnett led the Bobcats shooting 72.7 percent from the field on his way to a game-high 18 points. He notched a double-double after hauling in 12 rebounds.

Dawson Woolum finished the night with 15 points, and London Stephney tallied 13 on the evening.

For Knox Central, five players reached double figures. Kevionte Turner finished with a team-high 14 points. Jevonte Turner tallied 13 points. Zachary Patterson scored 12 points, Isaac Mills finished with 11 and Andrew Sizemore tallied 10.

Kevionte Turner led the Panthers on the board with eight rebounds.

Up Next

Bell County (6-8) is set to return to action on Jan. 21 with a road game against Harlan County (11-5).

Knox Central (14-2) will play Warren Central (10-4) on Thursday in the 2A State Tournament.

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Knox Central (66): Kevionte Turner 14, Jevonte Turner 13, Zachary Patterson 12, Isaac Mills 11, Andrew Sizemore 10, Colby Elliot 6.

Bell County (61): Cameron Burnett 18, Dawson Woolum 15, London Stephney 13, Andrew Caldwell 7, Dalton Stepp 6, Jonathan Wilson 2.