LEXINGTON — Perry County Central opened the second half on an 8-0 run and pulled away to beat cold-shooting Pikeville, 61-46, in the opening round of the Boys’ Sweet 16 tournament played at Rupp Arena on March 15.
PIKEVILLE — Pikeville rallied from an 18-point, second-quarter deficit to stun 15th Region perennial power Johnson Central, 95-84, in the championship game played at the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center on March 6.
It was the Panthers, now 23-8, first regional title since 1999 and 10th in school history.
PIKEVILLE — Johnson Central dominated from the opening tip against Shelby Valley and rolled to a 79-43 win in the opening round of the 15th Region boys’ basketball tournament played at the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center on March 1.
Cole Crace led a trio of Golden Eagles (26-6) with a game-high 22 points. Jacob Rice followed with 18 and Mason Blair chipped in 12.