Slipping the snare… Keenburg Tigers slide past Hampton JV, 42-31

Published 12:48 am Thursday, November 7, 2019

HAMPTON – With Hampton falling under the large school’s category and Keenburg small schools, the Hampton Bulldogs elected to play their junior varsity against Keenburg’s varsity and the result was an entertaining game of runs that produced a 42-31 victory for the visiting Tigers Tuesday evening.
The first quarter was hotly contested as Keenburg managed to use it’s height advantage to work inside and take a 12-9 lead at the sound of the first horn of stoppage.
Isaiah Linberg and Noah Gill scored four points each to lead the way in the opening period for Keenburg while Will Cable, Domnique Burleson, and Troy Berry tallied three points apiece for Hampton with Berry and Cable’s points coming off treys.
Neither team could get into an offensive rhythm in the second period as in a low scoring six minutes of action the Tigers managed to outduel the ‘Dogs 4-2.
Linberg and Gill accounted for the four points for Keenburg while Caden Davis dropped in the only two points for Hampton as Keenburg took a 16-11 lead into the locker room.
The difference in the game came in the third period as Keenburg made adjustments that resulted in the Tigers putting 20 points on the board in the stanza while holding the ‘Dogs to only six points in the period.
Keenburg capitalized by sending a free man on a break down the court with the rebound being tossed down court for an easy layup to give the Tigers a commanding 36-17 lead heading into the last quarter of play.
It was once again Linberg and Gill putting up the numbers totaling six points apiece for Keenburg while Burleson scored all six points for Hampton.
Hampton solved the Keenburg offensive output in the fourth period by outscoring the visitors 14-6 but it was not enough to overcome the big deficit.
Linberg and Gill finished with 14 points apiece to lead Keenburg. Devan Duggar and C.J. McKinney finished with six and four points respectively.
Aiden Gross and Jesse Parlier added two points each for the Tigers.
Burleson led Hampton with 11 points while Davis added eight with six of those coming in the fourth quarter.
Berry finished his night with five points with Cable finishing with three points. Jamie Turbyfill and Maddux Wilson registered two points apiece.

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