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Knights open region play with 65-63 win over McBee
CHS, L-E swept in conference action
BRADY BRISTER SCORED a team-best 14 points as North Central held off McBee for its ninth win of the season.
Jeremy Fowler’s free throw with 5.3 seconds left in the game gave visiting North Central a 65-63 lead over McBee. The Knights then held their breath as a last-second 3-point attempt by the Panthers missed the mark at the buzzer in the Region 3-A opener for both teams.The two-point win gave NC, which entered the game as the state’s ninth-ranked class A squad, a 9-5 overall record.Rashad Reed led all scorers with a 28-point game for the hosts which fell to NC, 76-48, in a holiday tournament game played in Boonetown on Dec. 29.This time around, the Knights did not take the lead for the first time until there were a little more than two minutes left in the contest. The guests trailed, 21-14, after one quarter and 35-30 at halftime.