Harlan County snapped a three-game losing skid with a victory over 14th Region contender Leslie County on Thursday. The Lady Bears earned third-place in the inaugural girls WYMT Mountain Classic with a 64-51 win against the Lady Eagles at Knott Central High School.
Harlan County junior Bella Noe powered the offense with a 21-point effort. Noe hit eight of her 12 attempts from the field, while adding a team-high seven rebounds. Sophomore guard Brooklyn Massingill added 17 points for the Lady Bears. Massingill turned in an impressive performance from the perimeter, draining five 3-pointers in the contest.
Standout junior guard Katie Moore led the 8-7 Lady Eagles with 24 points. Junior center Brooke Asher added 13.
Leslie County fell 67-43 to 13th Region favorite Bell County in the first round of the WYMT Mountain Classic.
Harlan County (12-4) returns to action Thursday at home against Lee, Va. Leslie County (8-7) will face Wolfe County in the 14th Region All ‘A’ Classic on Wednesday.
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Harlan County (64) — Kaitlyn Stittums 6, Lauren Lee 7, Brooklyn Massingill 17, Bella Noe 21, Shannon Shackleford 3, Lindsay Branson 3, Kaylea Gross 4, Breann Turner 2, Bridgett Bennett 1.
Leslie County (51) — Katie Moore 24, Katelyn Farler 4, Madisyn Combs 7, Elisabeth Day 3, Brooke Asher 13.