Barbourville wins Forcht Bank Tiger Basketball Classic

December 9, 2014

Records three double digit wins to take title.

The Barbourville Tiger boys’ basketball team opened the 2014 season with a first place finish in the Forcht Bank Tiger
Basketball Classic over the weekend. The Tigers along with host Forcht Bank hosted the round robin tournament that included Barbourville, Oneida Baptist Institute, Middlesboro and McCreary Central.

Barbourville opened up action against Oneida Baptist (1-4) on Thursday night by posting an 84-65 victory. The Tigers took an early first quarter lead behind strong play by Brantley Perry who put up six unanswered points that included a free throw and a three pointer for an early 6-3 lead. The Mountaineers stormed back to a 9-6 advantage with consecutive three pointers. Both teams traded baskets through the remainder of the first quarter to a 15-15 tie.

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