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The return of high school hoops


Letcher County Central junior guard Bodie Bentley runs into traffic underneath the basket in overtime, but manages to drop in two points in the Cougars’ season-opening loss to East Ridge on Monday. Bentley scored nine points in the 79-76 defeat, and led Letcher Central in scoring in overtime, with five points. The Cougars led by 17 points entering the fourth quarter, but were then outscored 28-11. Letcher Central’s Nigel Nichols led the Cougars in scoring, opening the season with a 21-point performance on the night. In action involving other local teams, the Jenkins Cavaliers fell to June Buchanan on the road Monday night, 51-45. The Cavaliers are scheduled to visit Shelby Valley on January 8, and will play Lee County at home January 11. (Photo by Chris Anderson)

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