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PHOTO GALLERY: Harlan County Earns Trip To State Tournament; Lady Bears Dominate North Laurel 78-51


Harlan County High School, which was led by Miss Kentucky Basketball candidate and future Kentucky Wildcat Blair Green's game-high 32 points, defeated North Laurel 78-51 in 13th Region girls championship game Saturday night, March 3 in Corbin.

In addition to Green, the Lady Bears also had double-digit scorers in Katelyn Johnson and Lainey Cox with 14 and 12 points, respectively. Cox also grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds.

Madison Sheppard led North Laurel with 16 points.

The Lady Bears advance to the 2018 St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls Sweet Sixteen® Basketball Tournament where they will face 10th Region champion Clark County on Wednesday, March 7 at 8 p.m. at 10,000-seat BB&T Arena on the campus of Northern Kentucky University.

In last week's Dave Cantrall's Top 25 poll, appearing in the Lexington Herald-Leader, Clark County (George Rogers Clark) was rated No. 14 overall at 82.3 points. Harlan County was 17th overall with 81.2 points.

Click here for KHSAA girls' state tourney bracket

Photos by Jamie H. Vaught

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