By Les Dixon for the Times-Tribune
CORBIN — Greg Parrott's Jackson County Generals showed why they are considered by many as being one of the top teams in the 13th Region by capturing the 27th Annual Cumberland Falls Invitational by knocking off host Corbin Monday, 59-47.
The Redhounds were looking to capture their 11th overall Cumberland Fals Invitational, but didn't have an answer for the Generals' Jordan Fox, who scored 14 of his game-high 22 points in the first quarter.
"The things that stick out is that we lose Fox early and he was able to gap us and you can't let that happen," Corbin coach Tony Pietrowski said.
"We hang around and then they start the fourth quarter with two three-pointers and that got us out of our game," he added. "I believe that was the difference."
Jackson County came into the game looking for revenge after losing to the Redhounds earlier in the season, and the Generals done just that, connecting on 14-of-41 shot attempts from the floor and 26-of-33 free throw attempts.
Corbin struggled from the floor for most of the game, hitting 18-of-51 from the floor while knocking down eight-of-11 from the free-throw line.
Eighth grader Andrew Taylor led the Redhounds with 15 points in the loss.
Fox came out on fire for Jackson County in the first quarter, scoring 14 of his team's 16 points in the period.
Jackson County jumped out to a quick 8-2 advantage, thanks to a three-pointer by Fox while following it u with an old-fashion three-point play.
The Redhounds cut the General lead to 8-7 at the three minute mark, thanks to five points by Kevin Goins.
But Fox came back and hit two straight three-pointers while Jacob Hammons lay-up gave Jackson County a 16-9 edge going into the second quarter.
Both teams struggled from the floor in the second quarter, but a three-pointer by Zach Maguet and baskets by Conner Hopkins and Joey Shelton allowed Corbin to cut its deficit to six points (23-17) at halftime.
The Redhounds connected on only seven-of-27 shot attempts during the first half, and was outrebounded, 21-14, while the Generals hit seven-of-21 shot attempts from the floor, including a three-of-seven effort from three-point range.
Corbin looked like a different team during the third quarter, as Taylor scored the Redhounds' first eight points during the period, to help cut Jackson County's lead to 28-25 with 3:38 remaining in the period.
His basket at the 1:32 mark made the score, 32-31, before seeing Fox connect on one-of-two from the charity stripe, giving his team a slim 33-31 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
The Generals took control of the game in the opening minutes of the fourth period, as Hammonds opened things up with a basket before seeing Zack Lawson knock down two straight three-pointers to extend his team's lead to 41-33.
A basket by Fox extended the Generals' advantage to 43-33. Jackson County's lead grew to 55-43 after a lay-up by Seth Bingham with 1:42 remaining in the game.
Corbin tried to rally late, but the damage had already been done.
Jackson County 59, Corbin 47
Jackson Co. 16 7 10 26—59
Corbin 9 8 14 16—47
Jackson County (59) — Fox 22, Bingham 4, Hammons 9, Lawson 16, Collier 6, Hays 2.
Corbin (47) — Goins 7, Waddle 3, Taylor 15, Shelton 6, Browning 7, Garrison 1, Maguet 6, Hopkins 2.
Jackson County defeats Corbin to win CFIT
By Les Dixon for the Times-Tribune
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