The Jefferson R-7 Blue Jays Boys Varsity Basketball team suffered a tough 61-42 loss to the Bishop DuBourg Cavaliers in the District Tournament that ultimately ended their season.
The first quarter did not start off like the Jays would have hoped. Colby Ott and Daylen Whitener made the only two field goals for Jefferson, as they took it on the chin. After eight minutes they found themselves down 18-6.
The second quarter generated some hope, but still wasn’t what the Jays were hoping to accomplish. They were outscored 13-11 and found themselves down 31-17 heading into halftime. Whitener hit a three in the quarter, but that was the only notable effort to report for R-7.
The halftime speech didn’t do the trick as the Blue Jays were hammered to the tune of a 23-point attack in the third. They managed 13 of their own, but it wasn’t close to what they needed. Drew Breeze drained a three-pointer and a field goal but there wasn’t much else to report, as the Jays went into the final quarter trailing 54-30.
The final eight minutes were kinder to the Blue Jays than the previous 24, as they finally won a quarter, but it was too little too late. Despite owning the final frame 12-7, they found themselves on the business end of a 61-42 loss that ended their season.
Ott led the way with 11 points, hitting four field goals and a three, while Breeze managed a pair of FG and a three-pointer of his own. There were not many more notable offensive moments, as the boys just didn’t have it in this one.
In the end the Cavaliers were just too much to handle, but the Jays can hang their hats on a fine season. They will certainly take the offseason to train, prep and set themselves up for a season of success to come.