CORBIN — Tony Pietrowski’s Corbin Redhounds captured consecutive wins for the first time in a month after defeating Berea, 67-57, during Tuesday’s Hometown Bank Classic.

Matthew Taylor started the game red-hot, scoring nine of his team-high 23 points while Josh Hibbitts added 15 points in the win.

"I’ve been excited about our practices and spurts in games lately,” Pietrowski said. “I thought we did a lot right this evening. Berea and Coach (Eric) Swords have a very solid squad. I’m proud of Alex (Byrley), Matthew (Taylor) and Josh (Hibbitts). They are leaders on this group.”

The Redhounds (14-10) led 20-17 at the end of the first quarter and 34-30 at halftime before pulling away in the third quarter.

Hibbits scored 11 points during the period as Corbin outscored the Pirates, 21-14, while pushing its lead to 55-44 during the process.

Berea was able to outscore the Redhounds, 13-12, in the fourth quarter, but the damage had already been done.

Pietrowski’s squad will host North Laurel on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

“I like the schedule we have left,” Pietrowski said. “We are going to be tested for sure. I think that fact will help our focus and effort in practices. This group is close.”

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