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Knott Central beats Boone County 71-54

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Simon Christon and Zack Davis scored 19
points apiece as Knott Central beat Boone County 71-54 Thursday in
the first round of the boys' state tournament.

Christon scored five points as Knott Central (29-5) opened the
second half with a 12-5 run to pull away to a 44-32 lead with 3:34
left in the third quarter.

Knott shot 13-of-16 (81.3 percent) from the floor in the second
half while building a 20-point fourth-quarter lead and finished
23-of-35 (65.7 percent).

Boone County (27-8) misfired on the team's first 10 shots of the
game and fell behind as much as 14 points in the first half before
using a 13-4 run to cut the halftime deficit. Jakeith Pitts scored
five of his 13 points during the spurt. Zane McQueary, who finished
with 18 points, scored four during the run.

The Patriots play in Friday's quarterfinals against Oldham
County, who defeated Bowling Green 55-48 earlier Thursday.

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