The Grundy County Yellow Jackets snapped a four game losing streak with a thrilling double overtime District 7-AA victory over Signal Mountain 92 – 84 last Friday night. They followed their big district win with a 72 – 68 victory at Monterey on Saturday night. The two wins followed a tough home loss to district foe Notre Dame 69 – 57 last Tuesday night.
The Lady Jackets snapped a three game losing streak Saturday night with a 72 – 54 victory at Monterey. The Lady Jackets lost district games to Notre Dame, 58 – 47 and Signal Mountain, 57 – 31.
The teams played Huntland at home on Monday night, and traveled to Manchester to take on Coffee County Tuesday night. They close out the regular season tomorrow night at GCHS with a doubleheader against district opponent Chattanooga Christian. The girls’ game begins at 5:30 p.m.
The Jackets overall record stands at 8 – 17 and 4 – 5 in District 7-AA. The Lady Jackets are 6- 18 overall and 2 – 7 in district play.
Notre Dame 58 Lady Jackets 47
The Lady Irish outscored the Lady Jackets 11 – 0 in the final 3:18 of the game to take the victory. The Lady Jackets had rallied in the second quarter to take a four-point lead at intermission 24 – 20, but the Lady Irish played a strong second half to take the victory. Kelsey Harriman tossed in 15 points on five three pointers and Teah Bosio added 13 points to lead the Lady Jackets.
The Lady Jackets couldn’t find any offense to challenge the Lady Eagles and dropped the district contest. Teah Bosio led the Lady Jackets with eight points.
Lady Jackets 72 Monterey 54
The Lady Jackets took their offensive frustrations out on the Lady Wildcats with balanced scoring and a strong offensive effort in each quarter. The Lady Jackets placed five players in double figures. Kristin Weaver and Lacy Nunley scored 15 points each. Kelsey Harriman and freshman post player Kiera Hobbs scored 12 points each. Teah Bosio added 10 points. The Lady Jackets were able to play everyone in the win.
Notre Dame 69 Jackets 57
The Jackets played lackluster ball for three quarters and fell behind the Irish by 21 points. The Jackets did pour in 27 fourth quarter points to cut the final deficit to 12 points. Trey Hampton scored 24 points and Boo Goins added 12 points to lead the Jackets.
Jackets 92 Signal Mountain 84 2 OT’s
Following a timeout by Jacket coach Kevin Butner late in regulation, junior Trey Hampton was fouled on a three point attempt with :01.5 left to play. Hampton calmly sank all three free throws to tie the game at 71 – 71 and sent the game to overtime. In the first overtime, following another Jacket timeout, sophomore Kollyn Cooper hit an amazing shot to knot the game at 78 -78 and sent the game to another overtime. In the second overtime, the Jackets got the lead and went to the charity stripe and put the game away with clutch free throws. The Jackets placed six players in double figures. Cooper led the scoring with 19 points. Hampton added 17 points. Sophomore Kenzie Hill scored 13 points including 8 – 8 from the free throw line. Noah Bean scored 12 points, while Blaine Harris and Corbin Lusk added 10 points each. The Jackets were 25 – 32 from the charity stripe.
Jackets 72 Monterey 68
The Jackets followed up their big district win with a measure of revenge against the Wildcats of Monterey 72 – 68. Boo Goins scored 19 points including 10 – 12 from the free throw line to lead the victory. Trey Hampton added 16 points. Noah Bean chipped in with 11 markers, also. The Jackets once again proved to be calm and collective at the line hitting 19 – 25 including 12 -15 in the final stanza.