An Enterprise Staff Report
The Harlan Green Dragons got back into the win column Saturday with a 69-53 victory at June Buchanan.
Aaron Simpson had six points in the first quarter as Harlan took an early 17-15 lead. Simpson finished with 12 points to lead a balanced scoring attack. Manny Davis and Isaiah Johnson each recorded 11 points for the Dragons, while freshman Drew Parks added 10 points.
Harlan outscored the Crusaders 23-13 in the second quarter to take a 12-point lead into the half.
June Buchanan closed to as close as four in the third quarter, but the Green Dragons held on to the lead. Harlan led 51-43 after three quarters.
The Green Dragons put the game out of reach with an impressive fourth quarter. Harlan outscored the Crusaders 18-10 in the final period to pull away for the win.
Sophomore Jawan Lynch fired in 27 points to pace June Buchanan.
Harlan (4-11) returns to action Thursday in a district doubleheader at Middlesboro. The Green Dragons upset the Yellow Jackets earlier in the season. June Buchanan (7-6) will travel to Letcher Central today.
HARLAN (69) — Drew Parks 10, Caleb Hogue 8, Isaiah Johnson 11, Manny Davis 11, Aaron Simpson 12, David Allen 6, Leighton Piper 6, Dakota Morris 5, Dylan McNiel 0, Nathan Young 0.
JUNE BUCHANAN (53) — Jawan Lynch 27, Matt Kidd 10, Matthew Ison 7, Nick Johnson 7, Ian Hall 2.