Lady Dragons coast past Letcher Central


Chris Jones | Daily Enterprise The Harlan Lady Dragons improved their record to 4-0 with a 58-27 rout of visiting Letcher Central, the defending 14th Region champs. Senior center Katie King (left) battled for a loose ball during action from Friday’s game, while junior forward Emma Bianchi raced down the court on a fast break. Harlan returns to action Tuesday at home in a rematch of last year’s 13th Region Tournament championship game against Bell County.


Chris Jones | Daily Enterprise The Harlan Lady Dragons improved their record to 4-0 with a 58-27 rout of visiting Letcher Central, the defending 14th Region champs. Senior center Katie King (left) battled for a loose ball during action from Friday’s game, while junior forward Emma Bianchi raced down the court on a fast break. Harlan returns to action Tuesday at home in a rematch of last year’s 13th Region Tournament championship game against Bell County.


Harlan 58

Letcher Central 27

LETCHER CENTRAL (2-3)

Cameron Kincer 3, Alyssa Adams 11, Paige Caudill 3, Destiny Hall 3, Grayson Collier 4, Emma Maggard 3, Sam Tubbs 0, Shelby Hall 0, Jody Fleming 0, Alyssa Franklin 0.

HARLAN (4-0)

Jordan Brock 7, Brooklyn Massingill 18, Emma Bianchi 11, Katie King 6, Mackenzie King 7, Taylor Simpson 6, Katelyn Burkhart 3, Brandi Haywood 0, Amber King 0, Payeton Charles 0.

Letcher Central 6 9 5 7 — 27

Harlan 15 16 17 10 — 58

Best known for their explosive offense on their way to back-to-back regional finals, the Harlan Lady Dragons are showing then can also play very good defense in a 4-0 start this season, including a 58-27 rout of defending 14th Region champ Letcher Central on Friday.

The visiting Lady Cougars were held to single digits each quarter and managed only 11 field goals in the game.

Senior guard Brooklyn Massingill had a big game for Harlan with a game-high 18 points. Junior forward Emma Bianchi reached double figures for the fourth time in four games with 11 points, including two 3-pointers.

Mackenzie King, a sophomore forward, scored seven points in the first quarter and sophomore guard Taylor Simpson added a pair of 3-pointers as Harlan took control early in building a 15-6 lead.

Massingill took over in the second quarter with three baskets. Senior center Katie King added two baskets as the Lady Dragons built a 31-15 advantage by halftime.

Bianchi scored six points in the third quarter and Jordan Brock added five points as Harlan extended its lead to 48-20 going into the fourth quarter.

Alyssa Adams scored 11 points to lead the Lady Cougars.

Harlan plays host to Bell County on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in a rematch of last year’s 13th Region Tournament championship game.

Chris Jones | Daily Enterprise The Harlan Lady Dragons improved their record to 4-0 with a 58-27 rout of visiting Letcher Central, the defending 14th Region champs. Senior center Katie King (left) battled for a loose ball during action from Friday’s game, while junior forward Emma Bianchi raced down the court on a fast break. Harlan returns to action Tuesday at home in a rematch of last year’s 13th Region Tournament championship game against Bell County.
http://harlandaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_CJ-KKing-vs-Letcher-1.jpgChris Jones | Daily Enterprise The Harlan Lady Dragons improved their record to 4-0 with a 58-27 rout of visiting Letcher Central, the defending 14th Region champs. Senior center Katie King (left) battled for a loose ball during action from Friday’s game, while junior forward Emma Bianchi raced down the court on a fast break. Harlan returns to action Tuesday at home in a rematch of last year’s 13th Region Tournament championship game against Bell County.

Chris Jones | Daily Enterprise The Harlan Lady Dragons improved their record to 4-0 with a 58-27 rout of visiting Letcher Central, the defending 14th Region champs. Senior center Katie King (left) battled for a loose ball during action from Friday’s game, while junior forward Emma Bianchi raced down the court on a fast break. Harlan returns to action Tuesday at home in a rematch of last year’s 13th Region Tournament championship game against Bell County.
http://harlandaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_CJ-Bianchi-vs-Letcher-1.jpgChris Jones | Daily Enterprise The Harlan Lady Dragons improved their record to 4-0 with a 58-27 rout of visiting Letcher Central, the defending 14th Region champs. Senior center Katie King (left) battled for a loose ball during action from Friday’s game, while junior forward Emma Bianchi raced down the court on a fast break. Harlan returns to action Tuesday at home in a rematch of last year’s 13th Region Tournament championship game against Bell County.

Harlan 58

Letcher Central 27

LETCHER CENTRAL (2-3)

Cameron Kincer 3, Alyssa Adams 11, Paige Caudill 3, Destiny Hall 3, Grayson Collier 4, Emma Maggard 3, Sam Tubbs 0, Shelby Hall 0, Jody Fleming 0, Alyssa Franklin 0.

HARLAN (4-0)

Jordan Brock 7, Brooklyn Massingill 18, Emma Bianchi 11, Katie King 6, Mackenzie King 7, Taylor Simpson 6, Katelyn Burkhart 3, Brandi Haywood 0, Amber King 0, Payeton Charles 0.

Letcher Central 6 9 5 7 — 27

Harlan 15 16 17 10 — 58

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