Jackson County went on the road and remained undefeated with a 44-39 win over Westminster Friday (Dec. 4) win in Atlanta.
The Panthers (2-0) beat a Wildcat team that won 18 games last year and reached the state tournament.
“Westminster is a very solid team,” Jackson County coach Bryan Parker said. “They are very experienced, have great size and are well coached. Going on the road to Atlanta and not playing our best but still finding a way to win is big for us.”
Kalib Clinton led Jackson County with 12 points and 10 boards, while Kedric Zimmer added 10 points and seven rebounds. Trentyn Flowers finished with six points and seven rebounds.
Parker was particularly proud of the team finishing out a close game again.
“Finishing games is something we did not do well last year, so to have done that in our first two games is a great sign,” he said. “I am excited about this group and excited to see how we handle this upcoming week. Four games in one week is going to show us a lot about who we are as a team.”
Jackson County hosts Athens Academy Monday (7:30 p.m.), Greenbrier Tuesday (7:30 p.m.) and Eastside Friday (7:30 p.m.) and travels to Prince Avenue Saturday (7:30 p.m.).