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Coats’ late bucket pushes Pirates past Hardin-Central

H-C senior Zach Pearon goes up for a bucket against Norborne’s Sevin Heins (41) in first quarter play at Hardin Tuesday. Pearon paced the Bulldog scoring with 21 points and was 5 of 6 at the free throw line. (Photo by JoEllen Black/Richmond News)

By Russ Green/Richmond News Sports Editor

Christian Coats scored a game-high 30 points, including the game winner Tuesday night to lift Norborne to a 54-53 CLAA win at Hardin-Central.

Coats, who scored 14 points in the final period, hit a short jumper with 5.7 seconds left in the game to give the Pirates their third win in seven contests and their second win in four league games. The Pirate senior guard hit three 3-point baskets for the night, including two in the decisive fourth quarter. Coats also made each of his three free throw attempts as the Pirates converted 8 of 13 from the stripe, while the Dawgs made 9 of 13.

The complete story is in Game On in the Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 Richmond News.

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