Breathitt broke open a tight game in the 4th quarter outscoring the Tigers 26-9 in the 4th for the win.
JACKSON – February 24, 2020 – BRENDON D. MILLER
Breathitt broke on top in the 1st behind balance scoring. Jack Fugate, Braxton O’Hara, Jaylen Turner, Luke Bellamy and Tyler Christy each had three for the Bobcats. Xander Terry had six for the Tigers. At the end of the 1st, Breathitt led 15-11.
Jackson surged in the 2nd behind five from Deon Johnson and four from Slayde Sizemore to out-score the Bobcats 12-11 in the frame. Turner and Senior Ty Griffith each had four for the Bobcats, as Breathitt led 26-23 at the half.
Bobcat Freshman Big Man Bryce Hoskins went to work in the 3rd as the Bobcats made a concerted effort to get the ball in the paint. Hoskins had four baskets and converted an “and 1” for nine in the quarter. Jackson got five more from Johnson and Micah Henson had a drive and jumper for four. Headed to the 4th, Breathitt led 47 -39.
The Bobcats took control early in the 4th behind the continued inside play of Hoskins who added eight to his game total of 17. Senior Fugate stoked the run with 10 of his game-high 19 to send the Bobcats to the 55th Championship game and qualify for the 14th Region Tournament. Terry had six of his team-high 13 for the Tigers.
The loss ended the stellar careers of Tiger Seniors Slayde Sizemore, Dawson Prater and Colton Smith. All three are great young men and we at BSN wish them the absolute best in all their future endeavors.
BREATHITT COUNTY – 15-11-21-26 = 73
Jack Fugate – 19; Bryce Hoskins – 17; Jaylen Turner – 12; Braxton O’Hara – 8; Luke Bellamy – 6; Ty Carter – 6; Tyler Christy – 3; Caden Turner – 2.
JACKSON CITY 11-12-16-9 = 48
Xander Terry – 13; Deon Johnson – 10; Dawson Parter – 9; Slayde Sizemore – 7; Micah Henson – 6; Colton Smith – 2; Kymani Blake – 1.
Breathitt will face Wolfe County in the 55th Championship Game on Friday with tip scheduled for 7:00 PM. The Game will be Webcast LIVE on the Bluegrass Sports Nation Facebook Page.