Bobcats defeat Middlesboro on last-second 3-pointer

Published 8:57 am Monday, January 6, 2020

The rivalry game between Middlesboro and Bell County lived up to the hype on Friday. With seconds ticking off the clock, Bell County’s London Stephney got free off a pick on the perimeter and knocked down the game-winning 3-pointer to send the Bobcats home with a 46-43 victory.

It was the Cameron Burnett show offensively for Bell County as the sophomore finished with 20 points while shooting at a 66.7 percent clip. He was two rebounds shy of a double-double with eight.

Stephney ended the game with 11 points, shooting 50 percent from three-point range.

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Jabari Kyle paced Middlesboro with a team-high 11 points. Jordan Davis finished with nine while TJ Patterson tallied eight.

The game was close throughout its entirety with the score tied at 19-19 heading into the break. The Jackets created some separation in the third. Led by Kyle’s seven points, Middlesboro pulled out to a 37-27 lead heading into the fourth.

Threes by Dawson Woolum and Dalton Stepp helped Bell County stage a comeback in the fourth quarter, allowing Stephney to hit the game-winning three to secure the victory.

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Bell County (5-7) went on to lose 82-74 to Montgomery County on Saturday in the Raymond Reed Classic. They are slated to host Williamsburg (6-8) at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Middlesboro (6-6) will host Barbourville (6-5) at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.


Bell County (46): Cameron Burnett 20, London Stephney 11, Dawson Woolum 7, Dalton Stepp 6, Andrew Caldwell 2.

Middlesboro (43): Jordan Davis 9, Trey Brock 6, Jabari Kyle 11, TJ Patterson 8, Bryson Barnard 3, Jay Tyler West 2, Eric Helton 4.