Payton Rose scored 23 points and Jeremy Potter, who was perfect from the field, added 13 points to help the Jenkins Cavaliers come within two points of winning their first basketball game of the young season.
Potter hit both of his two-point attempts and connected on all three of his three-point shots on his way to his perfect night of shooting in the 69 to 67 loss to Rye Cove High School of Clinchport, Virginia. He did not get to the foul line.
John Fleming helped the Cavaliers with 11 points and Austin Johnson contributed 10 points. Anthony Newman scored six points, while Kolby Stewart rounded out the scoring with four points.
The loss left the Cavaliers with a 0-4 won-loss record heading into Tuesday night’s game at Pikeville. Jenkins is scheduled to visit Magoffin County on December 20 before returning to the road on December 21 for a tilt at Floyd Central.
On December 14, the Cavaliers competed in the Peggy Moore Classic at Breathitt County High School, where they fell to Jackson City, 80 to 51.
Payton Rose also led all Jenkins scorers in that game with 27 points. John Fleming added 17 points, Anthony Newman scored 6 points, and Keegan Bentley scored one point.
The Cavaliers were hampered by poor shooting, connecting on only 20 of 76 two-point attempts (26.3%) and only six of 22 three-point shots (27.3%).
The Jenkins Lady Cavaliers fell at home to Leslie County, 82 to 64, December 13 and had a won-loss record of 0-4 heading into Tuesday night’s against visiting Burton High School of Norton, Virginia. Statistics for the Lady Cavs’ loss were not available.