Middlesboro rebounds with 64-46 win over Red Bird

Published 2:01 pm Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The Middlesboro boys basketball team rebounded from a disappointing loss to Barbourville on Friday with a 64-46 victory over Red Bird on Monday. The victory helps the Jackets build some momentum heading into their final two games of the regular season.

For the second straight game in a row, Drake Thomas finished the night with at least 30 points while going 61 percent from the field. He went 3-for-6 from beyond the arc and was perfect from the free-throw line. He also led the team in rebounds for the second straight game hauling in eight boards.

After being limited to just three points three nights before, Jabari Kyle tallied 17 points while going 8-for-11 from the field.

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Christian Hubbard tallied 12 points against Red Bird and hit both of his three-point attempts. The junior guard also went 4-for-5 from the charity stripe.

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Middlesboro (13-14) will look to even up their record when they travel to Jenkins (0-23) at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Red Bird (8-18) travels to Pineville (4-19) at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.