Dragons find success with 3s in panorama win

WILLIAMSBURG — With 11 3-pointers on Monday, the Harlan Green Dragons followed what they hope will be a successful formula this season. It worked well against Williamsburg in the Southeastern Kentucky Conference Panorama as the Dragons won both halves on the way to a 68-50 victory.

Junior guard Jared Hawkins hit three 3-pointers in a 13-point effort to lead the Dragons. Sophomore center Jon Eldridge also showed some range as he finished with 12 points. Eighth-grade guard Jordan Akal added 10 points.

Toby Cunningham, a senior guard, led Williamsburg with nine points. Slaht Hunter and Caleb Rose, both sophomores, added eight points each.

Jacob Wilson hit a pair of 3-pointers early as Harlan took an 11-6 lead before Williamsburg answered with an 11-0 run to take a 14-13 lead after one period.

Hawkins got the Dragons’ offense going in the second quarter as he hit three 3-pointers in the opening four minutes for a 24-19 lead. A basket by Akal and treys from Cade Barnes and Eldridge helped the Dragons win the first half 36-27.

Akal had the first six points for the Dragons in the second half, after the scoreboard was cleared, but it was all the offense that Harlan could manage as Williamsburg won the period 10-6 as Rose led the Jackets with three baskets.

Tyler Carmical and Tate Bryson had 3-pointers for the Dragons in the fourth quarter as Harlan pulled ahead. Eldridge had two baskets and two free throws late in the scrimmage and Charles David Morton added a basket as the Dragons won the second half 32-23 for the 18-point victory.

Harlan opens its regular season schedule Tuesday at Clay County.

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Harlan (68) — Jordan Akal 10, Jon Eldridge 12, Jacob Wilson 8, Kilian Ledford 2, Cade Barnes 7, Tyler Carmical 3, Jared Hawkins 13, Tate Bryson 7, Caleb Adkins 4, Charles David Morton 2.

Williamsburg (50) — Stohn Hunter 3, Alec Poore 3, Toby Cunningham 9, Hunter Brown 6, Caleb Rose 8, Slaht Hunter 8, Larry Bray 6, Devonte Powell 5, Hunter Jeffers 2.