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Huff leads Green Dragons in a victory over Red Bird

Led by a 19-point, 21-rebound effort from Jackson Huff, Harlan (1-2) claimed its first win of the season with a 53-39 victory Monday at Red Bird.

David Collett paced Red Bird with 26 points.

Harlan (3-0) jumped out to a 24-2 lead after one quarter in the fifth- and sixth-grade game on the way to a 38-17 victory. Maddox Huff led Harlan with 10 points. Will Cassim and Trent Noah added nine and seven points, respectively.

Harlan was unable to overcome foul trouble and poor shooting in a 39-31 loss to visiting Pineville in seventh- and eighth-grade basketball action.

Jackson Huff led the Dragons with 10 points.

Trent Noah poured in 17 points and Will Cassim added 10 points and 10 rebounds as Harlan (2-0) won 44-29 in the fifth- and sixth-grade game.

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Harlan (53) – Jackson Huff 19; Cade Middleton 3; Kaleb McLendon 9; Noah Lewis 2; Evan Browning 7; Donovan Montanaro 2; Tristan West 2; Trent Noah 6; Maddox Huff 3.

Red Bird (39) – David Collett 26; A. Bowling 6; A. Osborne 2; G. Iburra 5.

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Harlan (38) – Maddox Huff 10; Trent Noah 7; Will Cassim 9; Jared Moore 2; Dylan Cox 2; Nate Montanaro 1; Chase Shipman 2; Matthew Nunez 2; Tyson Montanaro 3.

Red Bird (17) – Connor Napier 4; Logan Jackson 1; Ryan Nantz 6; Brayden Caldwell 6

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Harlan (31) – Jackson Huff 10; Cade Middleton 2; Kaleb McLendon 2; Noah Lewis 4; Evan Browning 5; Donovan Montanaro 1; John Mark Bryson 2; Trent Noah 5.

Pineville (39) – E. Biliter 7; L. King 4; H. Callebs 14; T. Clark 4; E. Thompson 3; D. Morris 3; C. Baker 2; T. Short 2.

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Harlan (44) – Trent Noah 17; Will Cassim 10; Maddox Huff 9; Jared Moore 3; Nate Montanaro 5

Pineville (29) – Ben Rogers 11; Sawyer Thompson 7; Dylan Abner 5; Cameron Hoskins 2; Brady Phipps 2; Wyatt Caldwell 2.

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Green Dragons open year with a loss at Middlesboro

Despite a 16-point, 10-rebound effort from Jackson Huff, Harlan fell 36-32 at Middlesboro last week in the season opener for the seventh- and eighth-grade Dragons.

The Dragons won 35-29 in fifth- and sixth-grade action as Maddox Huff scored 19 points and Trent Noah added nine.

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Middlesboro (36) – B. Woody 13; J. Tyler 4; T. Harris 3; A. Flanery 4; Z. Tong 5; S. Huff 3; L. Bayless 4.

Harlan (32) – Jackson Huff 16; Cade Middleton 6; Kaleb McLendon 3; Noah Lewis 2; Trent Noah 5.

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Harlan (35) – Maddox Huff 18; Trent Noah 9; Will Cassim 4; Jared Moore 2; Nate Montanaro 2.

Middlesboro (31) – K. Hubbard 5; D. Thomas 7; C. Grisby 8; K. Wilson 9.