Wright, Gibson lead Joplin over Jeff City in Kaminsky Classic opener

Always Wright scores a game-high 23 points Thursday.

JOPLIN, Mo. – (WATCH) Joplin tops Jefferson City 70-64 Thursday night in the first round of the Kaminsky Classic at Joplin High School.

Always Wright scores a game-high 23 points for Joplin to go along with 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Terrance Gibson posted a double-double for the Eagles with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

All Wright (14 pts) and Bruce Wilbert (12 pts) were also in double figures for Joplin.

The Eagles advance to face Francis Howell in the tournament semifinals Friday night.