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March 1, 2013

Henson heroic as Jags advance

North Laurel overcomes double-digit deficit to down Knox Central, 49-47


BAXTER—Dead in the water. Stick a fork in them. 

You could pick your cliché. After three quarters, North Laurel appeared to be headed home. It was all over but the crying. But it wasn’t.

“They didn’t want to go to the house. It wasn’t anything that I done. They just took the game into their own hands. (Henson) got hot,” North Laurel coach Brad Sizemore said.

North Laurel trailed by 12 points in the third quarter, but behind a 12-point fourth quarter from Kendrick Henson rallied for the 49-47 win.  Henson made four three-pointers in the second half with three in the last six minutes. 

“We were done. The game was over. The kids got some plays here and there and we got going at the right time. Maybe this will give us a little momentum going into Friday,” Sizemore said.

It wasn’t that the Jaguars didn’t have their chances early. They had plenty. Knox Central’s big men, Tobie Merida and Chad Marsee, realized that the officials were going to allow physical play inside. They held North Laurel big men Jake Allen and Austin Rush to one field goal in the first half. Rush and Allen combined for just five points on the night with the Knox Central tandem scoring 27.

North Laurel made only 6-of-24 shots in the first half. Henson, the fourth-quarter hero, missed all six of his first half shots.

“We played these guys two weeks ago. We played Clay County on Friday. We knew it was going to be (physical) coming in,” Sizemore said. “It’s just one of those things. We kept fighting and fighting and just couldn’t get the ball to go down. I’m just glad we got some outside shots to go down when the game was on the line.”

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