The Patriots delivered down the stretch Tuesday at home against Burgin.
After the Bulldogs got to two within two points with three minutes left, Model put together a strong finish and went on to pick up a 62-54 win.
With the victory, Model moves to 3-0 on the season.
“We had to work for it,” Model coach Wes Scarberry said. “We played real well down the stretch.”
A.J. Hammons led the way for Model, scoring 19 points, including four three pointers, while also grabbing six rebounds. Brandon Thomas had 15 points (two three pointers) and eight rebounds and Anthony Gerald had 10 points and five assists.
Hammons hit four free throws in the final minute to clinch the win.
Model was up 26-21 at halftime and pushed that lead to double digits in the third quarter. Burgin got back within seven points (44-37) at the start of the fourth.
The Patriots are set to return to action Friday at Dunbar.
Berea Community 53, Casey County 45
The Pirates used a big fourth quarter to earn a hard-fought win Tuesday at home.
Berea Community (2-1) trailed by three points heading into the final period, but out-scored Casey County 18-7 the rest of the way to secure a 53-45 win.
Barry Scudder-Davis had a team-high 23 points and nine rebounds, while Eli Woodie had 13 points for Berea.
The Pirates shot just 40 percent, but forced 19 turnovers and had 13 second-chance points. Casey County shot 46 percent, but was three-of-11 from three-point range and hit only four-of-eight free throws.
“We were cold from the outside but still found a way to win with effort on the glass and defensively,” Berea coach Bill Smallwood said.
Scudder-Davis was nine-of-12 from the field.
Ben Miller had seven points, Jon Smith added six points and Chris Kidd and Daniel Hubbard each had two points.
Berea is set to return to action Dec. 13 at Eminence.
Lady Eagles get first win
After opening the season with three straight losses, the Lady Eagles picked up their first win of the season Tuesday at home.
Brianna Lanham had 10 points and 10 rebounds and Jordan Renner had 14 points and six rebounds as Madison Southern defeated Casey County, 53-44.
Kristen Hayes also added 14 points for the Lady Eagles (1-3).
Lanham has posted a double-double in each of her past two games.
Southern led 28-19 at halftime.
Samantha Parms had nine points, Kelley Freeman had three points, Rachel Ramey had two points and Kelle Scott had a point.
The Lady Eagles are set to return to action Friday at Model.