Craig Harris/Macon County Times Red Boiling Springs senior point guard Hunter Kirk scored 7 points in the Bulldogs’ 42-34 victory at Jackson County.

Craig Harris/Macon County Times

Red Boiling Springs senior point guard Hunter Kirk scored 7 points in the Bulldogs’ 42-34 victory at Jackson County.

GAINESBORO -- The Red Boiling Springs High boys basketball rallied in the second half for a 42-34 victory at Jackson County on Jan. 22.

The two teams played in Red Boiling Springs on Dec. 11, with the Bulldogs capturing a 54-50 win.

In the rematch, RBS led 8-5 after one period of play but was outscored by a 14-7 margin in the second stanza, resulting in a four-point deficit at halftime.

However, the Bulldogs limited the host squad to 4 points in the third quarter, helping RBS take a 28-23 lead into the final period.

Senior point guard Hunter Kirk and junior guard James Sampson made third-quarter 3-pointers, and sophomore teammate Omarion Williams scored six points in the period.

Williams scored all 10 of his points after halftime.

Red Boiling Springs junior center Dalton Marsh scored 6 of his game-high 13 points in the fourth quarter.

Marsh also had 10 rebounds and 10 blocked shots.

The Bulldogs made 5 of 6 free throws in the final period.

In addition to the production of Marsh and Williams, Kirk scored 7 points, backed by Kendall Thompson (5 points), Matthew Murphy (4) and Sampson (3).

Kirk also had 5 assists and 2 steals.

Jacob Hardy made three of the Blue Devils' four 3-pointers and scored a game-high 13 points.

• RBS rallied in the fourth quarter of Monday evening's 53-47 victory over visiting Gordonsville.

The two teams played in Gordonsville on Jan. 8, with the Tigers emerging with a 54-52 victory.

In Monday's rematch, Gordonsville (13-10 overall, 6-6 in District 6-A) took the lead 20 seconds into the second stanza and maintained it until the final period.

Marsh's layin late in the third quarter pulled his squad to within 5 points, and the Tigers were limited to just 3 points over the first 7 minutes of the final period.

Murphy's 3-pointer at the 7:02 mark tied the contest, and back-to-back baskets from Marsh midway through the period placed the Bulldogs (19-7, 6-5) in front to stay.

Kirk, Murphy and Dalton Thompson all made free throws over the final 50 seconds to help seal the win, and Kirk also came up with an open-court steal that he turned into a transition layin as well.

Marsh scored 8 of his team-high 27 points over the final five minutes, and he also grabbed 13 rebounds and blocked 5 shots.

Murphy scored 11 points, and Kirk provided 6 points to go along with 8 assists.

Sampson contributed 3 points, and Williams, Mason Hix and Dalton Thompson all scored 2 points.

Gordonsville guard Andrew Vaden poured in a game-high 28 points, but 6-foot-6 forward Hunter Mann was limited to 9 points after scoring 19 in the two teams' previous meeting.

The Tigers were playing without two starters -- senior guard Bill Washer and sophomore guard Tyler Gregory -- due to illness.

RBS hosts Trousdale County on Friday evening.