After falling to Kingston on January 5th, the Jefferson boys basketball team bounced back with a nail-biting win over Arcadia Valley two days later.
Kingston 54, Jefferson 42
It was a back-and-forth contest throughout the first half, but it was Kingston owning a 29-27 advantage. In the third, the Blue Jays offense struggled amassing just four points while the Cougars took advantage scoring 12 to expand its lead out to 41-31.
The Blue Jays offense fared better in the fourth, though the team was outscored 13-11 as Kingston was able to go on for the 12-point victory.
The Blue Jays struggled from the field shooting 28.1 percent. Masen Wilson led with a season-high 12 points on 4-of-9 shooting. Colby Ott added 10 points, while Colton Richardson tied his season-high with 12 rebounds, to go along with his four points.
Jefferson 67, Arcadia Valley 63
After leading 10-4 in the first quarter, the Blue Jays exploded in the second scoring 21 points to lead 31-20 at halftime. Both Drew Breeze and Richardson led with nine points each.
The story continued in the third with the Blue Jays offense rolling right along owning a 18-15 advantage to lead by 14 (49-35). In the fourth, the Tigers offense went off for 28 points in hopes of a comeback, but they fell short despite its efforts as the Blue Jays made the necessary buckets to hang on for the four-point win.
Drew Breeze posted a game and season-high 27 points on 8-of-10 shooting, including connecting on seven 3-pointers. Ott added 15 points, while Richardson concluded with 10. Andrew Tedford led Arcadia Valley with 20 points and Carter Brogan finished with 19.
Jefferson returns to action on January 15th when they’ll host Scott City. Tip-off at 7:30 p.m.