Slone, Shepherd Lead Johnson Central To Win At East Ridge

Austin Slone and Brayden Shpeherd had a big night at the Johnson Central Golden Eagles moved to 2-2 on the season with a 78-62 win at East Ridge on Thursday.

The Golden Eagles jumped out to a 26-16 lead over the Warriors (3-1) after the first period. Johnson Central extended the lead to 51-36 at the intermission.

The lead continued to grow in the third period as Johnson Central stretched the lead out to 70-50. The Golden Eagles were able to maintain the lead from there.

Slone fired in 32 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and dished out 5 assists. Shepherd scored 29 points. Kyle Rose had 8 points and 9 rebounds. Andrew Meeks fired in 4 points. Jacob Grimm had 3 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists. Dawson Montgomery scored 2 points.

For East Ridge, Jackson Keene led the way with 29 points and 7 rebounds. Carter Damron had 13 points. Landon Robinson fired in 7 points. Keegan Wallace scored 5 points. Gavin Dameron and Gunner Ward added 3 points each. Isaiah Adkins finished with 2 points.

The East Ridge will next play on Moday at home in a 7:30 pm clash with Magoffin County.

Johnson Central will play on Wednesday against Middlesboro at noon in the Hyden Citizens Bank Classic at Leslie County.

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