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Comeback falls short as Jackets edge Harlan

Jackson Huff and Maddox Huff teamed to hit nine 3-point shots, but Harlan falls in a heartbreaker to visiting Middlesboro 50-49 on Friday in seventh- and eighth-grade basketball action.

Harlan (4-4) trailed late in the third quarter by six when Maddox Huff, a fifth-grader, hit four consecutive 3-point shots to give Harlan a slim lead before Middlesboro rallied to win.

Jackson Huff led the Green Dragons with 21 points and nine Rebounds.

J.T. West led Middlesboro with 15 points.

Harlan (8-0) remained perfect in fifth- and sixth-grade action with a 45-33 win.

Trent Noah led the Dragons with 21 points and 13 rebounds. Maddox Huff added 16 points, six rebounds and five assists.

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Harlan (49) – Jackson Huff 7-15 2-2 21; Cade Middleton 0-7 1-2 1; Kaleb McLendon 2-7 0-0 6; Evan Browning 0-2 0-0 0; Noah Lewis 0-2 0-0 0; Dawson Estep 0-2 0-0 0; Trent Noah 2-5 2-2 6; Tristan West 1-2 1-1 3; John Mark Bryson 0-1 0-0 0; Maddox Huff 4-5 0-0 12.

Rebounds – 21 (J. Huff 9, McLendon 6, Noah 3, Middleton 2, Bryson 1.) Assists- 10 (J. Huff 5, Middleton 3, Mclendon 1, West 1)

Middlesboro (50) – JT West 15; B. Woody 12; T. Harris 6; A. Flanary 6; Z. tong 7; L. Bayless 4.

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Harlan (45) – Maddox Huff 5-11 2-2 16; Trent Noah 9-20 1-4 21; Will Cassim 1-5 0-2 2; Jared Moore 1-2 0-0 2; Dylan Cox 0-6 0-0 0; Nate Montanaro 1-5 0-4 2; Chase Shipman 1-1 0-0 2; Daven Johnson 0-1 0-0 0.

Rebounds- 27. (Noah 13, Cassim 8, Huff 6, Montanaro 1). Assists – 9 (Huff 5, Noah 2, Cassim 1, Cox 1).

Middlesboro (33) – H. King 14, B. Brayden 6, T. Daniel 10, G. Cayden 3.