Middlesboro looked strong in the fourth quarter outscoring Danville 20-14 as the Lady Jackets advanced to the second round of the Touchstone Energy All "A" Classic with the 54-49 win.
The game started slowly with a combined 13 points in the First quarter. Middlesboro held a slim 7-6 lead.
The Lady Jackets struggled in the Second quarter and fell behind by 9 at the half. They would fall behind by as many as 14 in the Third quarter before a 17-4 run pulled them within 1 at the start of the Fourth.
The Fourth quarter would go back and forth, but Middlesboro would end the game strong on a 14-7 run as they picked up the 5 point win.
Samantha Coleman led the Lady Jackets with 19 points and 8 rebounds and Brooklynn Jimison added 17 points and 9 rebounds. Ashey Williams had 9 points and 5 reboudns as well.
Middlesboro (20-1) will face Paris (12-6) at 1:30 on Friday.