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Jackets roll past Jenkins 80-57

The Middlesboro boys basketball team earned its second consecutive road win on Tuesday when they traveled to Jenkins and handed the Cavaliers a lopsided 80-57 defeat.

The Yellow Jackets have been on a row lately winning four of their last five meetings including victories over Claiborne, Pineville and Red Bird. The only loss during that span was a one-point defeat to Barbourville.

Jenkins remains winless on the season.

Jabari Kyle was the go-to man against the Cavaliers scoring a team-high 23 points on 9-of-12 shooting. He finished shooting a team-best 75 percent from the field and 80 percent from the free-throw line. He also grabbed six boards.

Christian Hubbard tallied 19 points while shooting at a 57 percent clip. He also finished with six rebounds.

While it wasn’t the 30-plus points he put up during the past two games, Drake Thomas was a reliable scorer against Jenkins ending the night with 17 points. TJ Patterson was one rebound shy of registering a double-double finishing the game with 11 points and a team-high nine rebounds.

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Middlesboro (14-14) will end the regular season on Friday when they host Lynn Camp (21-5) at 7:30 p.m. If the Yellow Jackets get the win, it will be the first time the team has finished the season with a .500 record or better since the 2012-13 season.

Jenkins (0-25) is set to battle Prestonsburg (12-17) on Thursday.

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Middlesboro (80): Jabari Kyle 23, Christian Hubbard 19, Drake Thomas 17, TJ Patterson 11, Andrew Padgett 1, Steven Poore 4, Jordan Davis 5.

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