Jefferson County Lady Patriots Too Much for Seymour, 71-25; Patriots 63-35
The Jefferson County Boys and Girls’ basketball teams welcomed fans back to the home court in a big way. Tuesday night, both the Patriots and the Lady Patriots hosted the Seymour Eagles.
The Lady Patriots, coming off a big 70-35 win against South Doyle, quickly pulled ahead early in the first quarter. Riley Fritz, Makaila Woolard, and Mader Denton all three sank shots from beyond the arch. Defensively, the Lady Patriots only allowed a total of six points for the Eagles during the first quarter.
The Lady Patriots slowed down just a bit during the second quarter, but still managed to outscore the Lady Eagles 13-8. Coach Sinard’s girls ran in to the locker room for the half ahead of Seymour by 16, with a halftime score of 30-14.
The halftime rest was beneficial to the Lady Patriots, as they came out on fire for the second half, outscoring the Lady Eagles once again during the third quarter 14-6. Alexandria Alder scored her six of her eight points for the night during the period, and Fritz added four to her total.
The fourth quarter proved that the Lady Patriots were just too much for the Lady Eagles. With Seymour’s defenses completely wore down, Jefferson County scored 27 of their 71 points in the final minutes of the game. On the other end of the court, the Lady Patriots only allowed five points during the fourth, and finished strong with a final score of 71-25.
Fritz ended the game with 16 points on the board, Woolard with nine, and Alder with 8.
The Jefferson County Lady Patriots will be traveling to Morristown East on Friday night to face off against the Lady Hurricanes. The Mo-East Girls are coming off a 63-43 win against South Doyle, and seem like they could provide a tough battle for the Lady Patriots.
The Jefferson County Boys also faced off against The Seymour Eagles. After suffering a close loss against South Doyle last week, the Patriots welcomed the home court advantage.
The first half of the game started out slow for the Patriots, as it seemed like neither Seymour nor Jefferson County could find the groove they were looking for. The first quarter scoring was low, but the Patriots outscored the Eagles 11-5. The second quarter, though, ended up being a tough one for Jefferson County, and the scoring flip-flopped. In last minutes of the half the Eagles outscored the Patriots 11-4, and Jefferson County ended the half down by one.
A few minutes into the third, the Patriots exploded in to action. The beast was awakened, and the quick paced offensive that the Patriots were executing proved to be too much for the Eagles. In a whirlwind of events, Cameron Gregg suddenly tacked 11 on his total for the night, and Darius Allen grabbed nine from beyond the arch. Before anyone could blink, the Jefferson County Patriots had 31 points in the third quarter alone, and ignited the home crowd in to an uproar. Before the third buzzer of the night, suddenly the Patriots went from a one point deficit to a 21 point advantage.
The Eagles, still shell-shocked from what just happened could not rebound from the third quarter frenzy. Jefferson County went on to add 17 to their total, while the Eagles could only find 10. The Jefferson County Patriots defeated the Seymour Eagles 63-35.
Gregg sank a total of 18 points for the night, mostly from the paint. He was closely followed by Allen, who nabbed 13, nine of which were from beyond the three.
The boys will also be traveling to Morristown East, who are coming off a win against South-Doyle 72-62. The Hurricanes have been averaging 70 points a game, and could be tough competition for the Patriots.
The next home game will be Saturday, for both the boys and the girls. Jefferson County will be playing host to Dobyns-Bennett, with action starting with the Junior Varsity at high noon. Tip-off for the girls is set for 3, with the boys set for 4:30.