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Jenkins, LCC boys fall in tourney play

The 2021 season has ended for Letcher County’s two boys’ high school basketball teams.

The Letcher County Central Cougars fell to the Cordia Lions, 79-76, in Saturday’s opening round of the four-team 53rd District Tournament at Ermine.

The Jenkins Cavaliers bowed out Monday in the 59th District Tournament at Pikeville, falling to East Ridge High, 80-40. That tournament also featured four teams, with East Ridge advancing to Thursday’s championship game against the Pikeville- Shelby Valley winner.

The Cavaliers ended their season with a won-loss record of 2-16, with six of the losses coming on COVID-related forfeits .

With the loss to Cordia, Letcher Central ended its season with a won-loss record of 11-10. Cordia fell Monday night, 81-60, to tourney champion Knott Central, which had advanced to the finals by easily defeating June Buchanan in Saturday’s opening round, 78-45.

Both Knott Central and Cordia advance to the 14th Regional Tournament.

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