The Letcher County Central High School Cougars will play in the opening round of the boys’ 53rd District Tournament next Tuesday against the Cordia Lions at Alice Lloyd College at Pippa Passes.
The winner of the Cougars vs. Lions tilt, which is set to tip-off at 7 p.m. on February 25, will return to Alice Lloyd College on February 28 for a 7 p.m. game with Knott County Central to determine the district championship.
Coach Denny Fugate’s Lions have defeated the Cougars twice this season, 68 to 44 on December 10 and 68 to 51 on February 13.
Parker Williams led the Cougars in last week’s game against Cordia with 17 points. Dylan Webb scored 10 points for LCC, while Bodie Bentley added 8 points and Joby Johnson scored 6 points. Isaac Lucas had 5 points for LCC, while Ryan Lebrun and Nigel Nichols added 3 and 2 points, respectively.
Darryen Pringle led Cordia wih 29 points, while Anthony Hidalbo and Naz Welch each scored 12 points.