Northeast Mens BB Pic

Northeast guard Kylan Blackmon (1) breaks down an Arkansas State University Mid-South Greyhound opponent last week at the Bonner Arnold Coliseum in Booneville. Blackmon led three Tigers in double figures with 17 on Saturday as Northeast defeated host Vincennes 73-59 to earn a split in the two-day tournament in Indiana.

VINCENNES, Ind. — The Northeast Mississippi Community College men’s basketball team wrapped up the McDonald’s Classic by defeating host Vincennes (Ind.) University by a score of 73-59 on Saturday, November 13 at the P.E. Complex.

The 18th-ranked Tigers bounced back from its loss to No. 3 John A. Logan one night ago. Vincennes earned an at-large to the NJCAA Division I National Tournament last season.

Northeast shot 6 of 9 from three-point range in the opening half to build a 43-24 advantage at the break. The Tigers ended up shooting 45.6 percent overall and 43.8 percent from long distance.

Kylan Blackmon led four double-digit scorers for Northeast (4-1) with a game-high 17 points. Steven Gentry added 13 points while Jalin Rice posted 10 points.

Zeke Cook came close to his third double-double of the season for the Tigers. He had 11 points coupled with nine rebounds.

Brevin Jefferson topped the Trailblazers (2-4) with 16 points while Thow James Biel tacked on 14 points. Northeast never trailed in the first meeting between these two programs since 1995.

Northeast remains on the road on Thursday (November 18) by visiting Bevill State (Ala.) Community College. Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. in Jasper, AL.

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