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March 9, 2013

Central advances to championship game

Indians make second-half comeback to beat Hopkinsville, 60-56

LEXINGTON — The Madison Central Indians are one win away from a state championship after their second straight come-from-behind victory, 60-56 over Hopkinsville Saturday in the semifinals of the Sweet 16 in Rupp Arena.

The Indians trailed the Tigers 46-34 with 1:25 to go in the third quarter but went on a 18-3 run over the next four minutes of playing time to take 52-49 lead midway through the fourth quarter.

After a slow start, scoring only seven points in the first half,  Dominique Hawkins came out in the second half and put the Indians on his shoulders — just as he did in Friday's win over Holmes — and refused to let them lose.

Hawkins finished with a team-best 30 points, hitting a big three pointer and five consecutive free throws in the final three minutes to seal the heart-stopping victory.

Ken-Jah Bosley finished with 13 points and Quan Taylor had eight for the Indians and came up with a huge block in the last 20 seconds with the Indians clinging to a two point lead.

Central will take on Ballard in the championship game at 2 p.m. today in Rupp Arena.

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