Jefferson Races Past Daingerfield, 65-35

From SETH BUCKNER

03Kobe Bryant said, “Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity to rise.” Jefferson High overcame early challenges to soar over Daingerfield High 65-35.  

The Tigers jumped out to an early lead in the opening minutes. The Dawgs still trailed 8-6 when the boys finally got it going.  JHS scored ten straight points to close the first quarter with a 16-8 Jefferson lead..

The second quarter was all Bulldogs.  The boys extended their run to fifteen straight points and a 21-8 lead. Daingerfield would never be within single digits the rest of the night. The score was 31-13 at the half.

The Bulldogs outscored their opponent 17-9 in the third quarter to lead 48-22.  The boys coasted to their third straight win and twentieth win overall. They also kept even with Tatum in the district with an 11-1 mark.

Jefferson shot 86% from the free throw line (13-15).  The three-point line was not so kind as the Dawgs only made two in twenty-three attempts. The Bulldogs had 23 steals, 16 assists and only 7 turnovers.

Chrishon Hicks led the way with 15 points, 5 rebounds, 4 steals, and 2 blocks.  Lyrik Rawls scored 13, had 5 rebounds, 5 assists, and 4 steals. Dee Black came off the bench to score 12 points (5-6 from the field).

Freshman Josh Thomas scored 10, Kevin Pinson 8, and Chris Shepard had 7 points. Jarkardan Davidson did not score but had five steals, as did Shepard.

The last home game of the season is this Friday night at 7:30 p.m. The Waskom Wildcats come to Bulldog gymnasium for a district matchup. Do not miss this last opportunity to see the boys play at home this season.

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