Adrian Wardrup led North with 22 points, while Raymond Shears added 11 and Cody Likens 10.
Ben Madon and Justin Patterson scored 12 each to lead the Bobcats while John Dudley Hilton added nine.
Chris Cheek got the Jaguars off to a quick start with a long 3-pointer on the game’s first possession. But Bell would answer back as Madon drove in for a bucket and Patterson would later hit a 3-pointer to give the Bobcats a 7-6 lead.
Threes from Cheek and Likens pulled Bell out of their 1-2-2 zone and into a man defense and Wardrup was able to score six points inside in the first quarter.
The Jaguar defense was focused on keeping the ball out of Madon’s hands and keeping him out of the lane when he did get it. Patterson took advantage of the extra attention Madon was drawing and hit another 3.
He scored eight of his points in the first period and Hilton and Madon added four each as the Bobcats trailed just 21-19 after one.
The pace slowed tremendously in the second quarter. The outside shots stopped falling for North while the Bobcats struggled mightily to get any offense going at all.
Hilton’s basket accounted for all of Bell’s scoring in the period and the Jaguars led 27-21 at the half.
It could have been a tighter contest but the Bobcats managed to hit just 5-of-13 free throws in the first half while North was 4-for-4.
A three from Likens got the Jaguars going in the third. Wardrup scored four points and Shears seven as they opened the period on a 14-5 run. Shears’ 3 with just under three minutes remaining in the third pushed the Jaguar lead to 41-28.
Madon and Lowe each had baskets for Bell, Hilton added free throw and Patterson sank another 3-pointer but a pair of baskets from Wardrup kept North out front and they led 47-34 going into the fourth.
The Jaguars were content to nurse their lead and the Bobcats were never able to mount a serious threat in the final period.
Madon scored four points while Hilton and Joe Collett also made baskets in the fourth for Bell. But Wardrup added six points for North and they went 4-of-7 from the free throw line down the stretch to go on to the 17-point win.
Both teams are back in action Thursday night as North Laurel (6-10) visits Clay County while Bell County (6-7) hosts Harlan County in a make-up district contest.
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North Laurel 21 6 20 12 — 59
Bell County 19 2 13 8 — 42
NORTH LAUREL (59): Adrian Wardrup 22, Raymond Shears 11, Cody Likens 10, Chris Cheek 8, Lee Spencer 4, Brody Cheek 4, Dustin Baker 0, Landon Jones 0, Marcus Carson 0, Ethan Eversole 0, Josh Harris 0, Jalen Lewis 0, Taylor Bowling 0.
BELL COUNTY (42): Ben Madon 12, Justin Patterson 12, John Dudley Hilton 9, Keith Lowe 5, Tanner Lefevers 2, Joe Collett 2, Kyle Lee 0, Matt Raines 0, Ricky Pletcher 0, Corey Oslonian 0, Jared Philpot 0, Tyler Green 0.