Apr 202013
 
Knott Central star Camron Justice scored 21 points for the Travelers on Friday night. Photo: Mark Cornelison/Herald-Leader

Knott Central star Camron Justice scored 21 points for the Travelers on Friday night.
Photo: Mark Cornelison/Herald-Leader

Camron Justice scored 21 points and the Lexington-based Travelers defeated the Jackson Tigers 79-71 in their EYBL opener Friday night in Los Angeles.

Justice was 5-for-7 from the floor, made all nine of his free-throw attempts and added six rebounds for the Travelers, who moved to Kentucky this year after playing more than two decades in Tennessee.

Ohio native Jeff Thomas (18 points) and Tennessee’s Rob Marberry (10 points) also scored in double figures for the Travelers.

The Jackson Tigers were led by super sophomore Malik Newman, who scored 30 points in a losing effort. Newman is considered by some services to be the No. 1 recruit in the class of 2015.

The Travelers’ 11-man roster consists of eight players from the state of Kentucky. Here are individual stats from the other Kentuckians who played Friday night:

Jackson Davis: 8 points, 3 rebounds

Beetle Bolden: 8 points, 3 assists

Justin Johnson: 6 points, 4 rebounds

Braxton Beverly: 1 point, 4 assists

Ray Spalding: 1 point, 3 rebounds

David Kapinga: 0 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists

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  2 Responses to “Travelers win Friday’s EYBL opener in Los Angeles”

  1. Great start to the season, Camron. We’ll be with you in heart during your EYBL season.

    Your friends and family in Frankfort.

  2. If this kid played in Lexington he would be getting a lot more love! He player very well in the sweet 16 and IMO will be a lot better then Hawkins!

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