Jackets defeat Claiborne

Published 12:30 pm Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Middlesboro bounced back from consecutive district losses with a road victory over Claiborne, Tennessee on Monday. The Yellow Jackets led after each quarter en route to a 59-51 win over the Bulldogs.

The victory inches Middlesboro closer to a .500 record with only five games remaining in the regular season.

Christian Hubbard paced the Jackets offensively going perfect from the field on his way to a game-high 18 points. He also went 2-for-2 from the charity stripe.

Jabari Kyle, TJ Patterson and Mykel Griffin each finished with eight points on the night with Griffin also ending the game with a team-high seven rebounds. Steven Poore also finished perfect from the field as he chipped in seven points.

For Claiborne, Blaine Caylor led the way hitting four 3-pointers off the bench for a team-high 12 points. Hunter Rosenbalm ended the night with 11 points, and Kade Beeler added 10 points to the final tally.

Up Next

Middlesboro (11-13) will host Pineville (4-17) at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

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Middlesboro 59, Claiborne, Tenn. 51

MIDDLESBORO (11-13)

Jabari Kyle 4 0-1 8, Christian Hubbard 8 2-2 18, TJ Patterson 3 1-2 8, Mykel Griffin 3 2-2 8, Steven Poore 3 1-2 7, Andrew Padgett 1 0-0 2, Drake Thomas 3 0-0 6, Jordan Davis 0 2-2 2. Totals: 25 8-11 59.

CLAIBORNE

Ty Stone 0 1-2 1, Elijah Beason 3 0-0 9, Kade Beeler 3 4-6 10, Hunter Rosenbalm 4 2-2 11, Evan Ickes 2 1-2 5, Blaine Caylor 4 0-0 12, Jacob Williams 0 3-4 3. Totals: 16 11-16 51.

Middlesboro 11 20 12 16 — 59

Claiborne 7 16 15 13 — 51

3-point goals: Middlesboro 1 (Patterson 1), Claiborne 8 (Beason 3, Caylor 4, Rosenbalm 1).

Reach Anthony Cloud at 606-302-9090 or on Twitter @AnthonyCloudMDN