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Jackets knock off Bobcats in impressive fashion, 76-57

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By Goose Lindsay

 

Colt Narramore’s Kingston Yellow Jackets put together their best performance of the year Friday night with a dominating 76-57 victory over Oliver Springs in the second day of play at the 2013 Jim Cordell Christmas Classic at Harriman High School.

The Yellow Jackets never trailed Friday. Kingston scored the first eight points of the contest and eight points, 14-6, would be their lead after eight minutes of play.

Quint Gasque, Aaron Sampson and Tyler Thompson scored four points each for Kingston in the opening quarter.

Kingston’s Tyler Hughes caught fire from downtown and that helped the Jackets blow the game open in the second period. Hughes knocked down three long range bombs to open the frame and give Kingston a 23-6 lead.

Oliver Springs’ Aaron Noe stopped the bleeding with a triple that made the score 23-9, but Hughes and Marcus Hutson hit threes later in the period as Kingston’s lead stretched to 39-15 at halftime.

Hughes led all scored at halftime with 14 points while Gasque added eight for the Jackets.

Things calmed down in the second half, but Oliver Springs was never able to make a run. The Bobcats won the third period, 21-20, and they also took the final frame, 21-17, but that wasn’t enough to put a scare into the Jackets.

Gasque (18 points, 7 rebounds), Sampson (14 points) and Hughes (14 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists) all scored in double figures for Kingston while Thompson added eight points, six assists and four steals.

Noe (14 points) and Brandon Morgan (10 points) led the way for Oliver Springs in defeat.

Oliver Springs (57) Noe 14, Murray 8, S. Morgan 9, Miller 1, B. Morgan 10, Nation 6, Johnson 2, Taylor 3, Melton 2, Johnson 2.

Kingston (76) Gasque 18, Sampson 14, Thompson 8, Hughes 14, Anderson 2, Adcock 4, Hutson 3, Plemens 6, Cash 4, McClure 3.

Kingston vs. Wartburg

The Jackets picked up another win Saturday afternoon when they knocked off Wartburg, 67-57.

Like the game the night before, Kingston started strong. Gasque scored eight points in the first period in leading the Jackets to a 22-9 lead after eight minutes of play.

The Jackets didn’t score as often in the second period, but they still added to their lead. Kingston won the second stanza to take a 34-16 lead at halftime.

Gasque and Hughes scored four points each for Kingston in the second quarter.

The third period would see Wartburg fight back. Behind eight points from Daniel Justes and six from Adam Kilby, the Bulldogs closed to within eight points at 44-36 with eight minutes left to play.

Wartburg, however, would get no closer. Kingston scored the first six points of the fourth quarter to push its lead to 50-36. The Jackets would lead by as many as 18 points, 65-47, in the final frame before a late 10-2 run by the Bulldogs made the final score 67-57.

Gasque (10 points, 8 rebounds, 3 steals) and Hughes (14 points, 3 assists) led Kingston on the day while Justes (18 points) and Kilby (14 points) scored in double figures for Wartburg.

Kingston (67) Gasque 20, Sampson 4, Hughes 14, Thompson 8, Anderson 9, Adcock 2, Plemens 4, Hutson 6.