PIKEVILLE – After trailing at the end of each of the first three quarters, Allen Central went on a 23-9 in the final period to push past Wolfe County on Wednesday in the opening round of the Pikeville Invitational Tournament at the T.W. Oliver Memorial Gymnasium. Allen Central battled back to beat Wolfe County 67-59.
With the win, Allen Central improved to 5-6, halting a two-game losing streak.
The Rebels shot 59 percent from the field, converting on 19-of-32 attempts. Allen Central exited the tournament game 7-of-20 from 3-point range. The Rebels were 8-of-10 from the free throw line.
Braxton Tackett paced Allen Central with a game-high 24 points. Tackett led a trio of Allen Central scorers in double figures. Seth Jarrell scored 15 points and Jacob Prater added 14 for the Rebels.
Tyler Cole and Micah Harlow rounded out the Allen Central scoring with eight and six points, respectively.
Prater pulled down a team-high eight rebounds for the Rebels. Cole, another steady performer, contributed seven rebounds in Allen Central’s victory.
Allen Central survived 14 turnovers en route to the win.
The Rebels are not slated to meet Wolfe County again this season.
The Rebels exited the Pikeville Invitational Tournament 5-8 following back-top-back losses to Hazard and Greenup County.
Allen Central is scheduled to host Prestonsburg tonight in a key 58th District/Floyd County Conference game.