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January 19, 2014

McKenzie hits milestone for Central

Golden Eagles edge Lawrence County, 69-65

(Continued)

PAINTSVILLE —

The Golden Eagles extended their lead to 10 at 39-29 on a basket by Kyle Gullett with 6:32 left in the third. Lawrence County (11-7) trimmed its deficit to three at 47-44 on a pair of free throws by Robert Dalton with 1:52 left in the third. 

“I’m proud of how our kids never quit,” said Lawrence County coach Josh Cook. “We needed a few breaks, and we didn’t get them. I think we will learn and grow from this.”

Austin Chaffins got the Bulldogs to within three again late in the game when he sank two free throws with 15 seconds remaining. 

Chaffins had 12 points as four Lawrence County players landed in double figures. Brandon Richardson led with 15 points. Timmy Dalton had 13, and Robert Dalton finished with 12. 

Timmy Dalton was injured with a little over 3:00 left in the game.  He was taken by ambulance to a local hospital. 

 

LAWRENCE CO. 11 15 18 21 65 

J. CENTRAL 15 18 18 18 69 

Lawrence County (65) — Timmy Dalton 3(1) 4-8 13; Austin Chaffins 4 4-7 12; Grant Kiser 2(1) 2-4 9; Robert Dalton 4 4-8 12; Brandon Richardson 2(2) 5-6 15; Josh Ratliff 2 0-1 4. Totals: 17(4) 19-34 65. 

Johnson County (69) — Dalton Adkins 0(1) 0-0 3; Braxton Blair 5(2) 11-16 27; Nick McKenzie 0 1-2 1; Slade McPeek 5 1-2 11; Truman Salyer 1(1) 2-5 7; Kyle Gullett 3 2-2 8; Shane Hall 3 6-11 12. Totals: 17(4) 23-38 69.

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