Montanaro’s 3 sends Dragons to win at Middlesboro

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Danny Vaughn

Middlesboro’s NaShawn Brooks drove to the basket against Harlan’s Nate Montanaro in middle school basketball action Monday. Montanaro hit the game-winning shot as the Dragons claimed a 51-49 overtime victory.

Nate Montanaro hit the game-winning 3-pointer in overtime as Harlan edged Middlesboro 51-49 on Tuesday in seventh- and eighth-grade basketball action.
Dylan Cox scored 20 points to lead the 1-1 Dragons. Will Shepherd and Montanaro added 14 and 12 points, respectively.
Jack Smith paced the Jackets with 14 points.
Jaxson Thomas scored 25 points to lead Middlesboro to a 44-34 win in fifth – and sixth-grade action.
Eli Freyer led the Dragons with 12 points.
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Harlan (51) — Dylan Cox 20, Nate Montanaro 12, Matt Nunez 2, Gage Bailey 3, Will Shepherd 14.
Middlesboro (49) — Jack Smith 14, Kameron Delph 2, Jeremiah Beck 8, DeAndre Lightfoot 10, Garrison Warren 4, Nashawn Brooks 5, Jaxon Thomas 6.
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Middlesboro (44) — Thomas 25, Gillespie 8, Lawson 2, Amari 3, Sherman 2, Harris 2, Burchett 2.
Harlan (34) — Eli Freyer 12, Caden Mefford 9, Zach Boggs 6, Landon Myers 5, Luke Luttrell 2.

 

Jack Smith drove to the basket as Harlan’s Matthew Nunez defended in middle school basketball action Monday. Smith scored a team-high 14 points in the Jackets’ 51-49 loss.