The Lady Jackets faced Bledsoe County in the semifinals falling to them 70-47. They played Sequatchie County in the consolation game winning 68-45 and placing third in the tournament. With the third place win, the Lady Jackets earned a region game for the first time since 2013. The region game will be played on Friday night. The Lady Jackets will be traveling for their region game but the location and time was still to be announced as of press time.
The Jackets played Sequatchie County in their semifinal game winning 68-45 and advancing to the championship game. The Jackets saw a tough Cumberland County team in the championship game and came up short 63-44 placing second in the tournament. Their second place win earned them a birth in the region tournament for the first time since 2013. The Jackets will host their first region game on Saturday night.
Bledsoe Co. 70 Lady Jackets 47
For the third time this season, the Lady Jackets faced the Lady Warriors of Bledsoe County. Bledsoe jumped out to a 40-20 lead by the half and maintained the lead the rest of the game to defeat the Lady Jackets.
Kristin Weaver and Teah Bosio led the Lady Jackets with 10 points each with Weaver hitting one three and Bosio hitting two threes. Lacy Nunley and Kiera Hobbs followed with 9 points each with Hobbs hitting three from behind the arc. Kristen Stiefel scored 4 points. Peyton Mainord and Delaney Hughes had 2 points each. Ragan Meeks tossed in one point.
Jackets 68 Sequatchie 56
It was another close game between the Jackets and the Indians of Sequatchie County. The Indians had the lead 17-15 after the first quarter. The Jackets put up 21 points in the second quarter while holding the Indians to 12 points to take a 36-29 lead at the half. The Indians were able to outscore the Jackets by 3 in the third bringing the score to 51-47 with the Jackets still in the lead. Grundy held on to their lead for the win and advanced to the championship game.
Senior Trey Hampton had the hot hand in the game as he led the Jackets with 28 points including 7 threes breaking the boys’ GCHS scoring record previously held by Tommy Ramsey who had scored 1,575 in his high school career. Noah Bean followed with 16 points. Blane Harris scored 8 points. Cullen Anderson had 5 points. Corbin Lusk notched 4 points. Kenzie Hill and Tyler Patrick scored 3 points each. Jordan Hackworth tossed in one point.
Lady Jackets 68 Sequatchie Co. 45
The Lady Jackets hit the court making a statement as they put up 23 points in the first quarter and holding the Sequatchie County Lady Indians to only 7 points. Grundy stayed hot in the second quarter putting up 21 more points for a 44-17 lead at the half. The Lady Jackets maintained the lead in the second half defeating Sequatchie County 68-45 for the third place win.
Teah Bosio led the Lady Jackets with 24 points including three from behind the arc as she hit the 1,000 point mark for her high school career. Lacy Nunley followed with 15 points including one three. Kristin Weaver scored 11 points including three treys. Kiera Hobbs had 8 points. Delaney Hughes notched 4 points. Ragan Meeks and Kristen Stiefel put three points each on the board.
Cumberland Co. 63 Jackets 44
The Jackets hung tough in a physical game with the Cumberland County Jets in a 13-13 tie game at the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter, foul trouble started to play a factor in the game for the Jackets. Grundy’s bench was able to come in and offer help on offense including a huge half-court shot at the buzzer from Tyler Patrick to get the fans and players fired up. In the third quarter, the Jackets were still suffering from foul trouble but were able to keep the game close at 45-37. Cumberland County wore down the Jacket defense in the fourth to put the game out of reach for Grundy. The Jackets played a hard fought game and brought home the second place trophy.
Josh Nance led the Jackets with 11 points. Corbin Lusk and Tyler Patrick followed with 6 points with Patrick hitting two threes. Jordan Hackworth scored 5 points including one from behind the arc. Blane Harris, Noah Bean, and Cullen Anderson all notched four points each. Trey Hampton and Kenzie Hill tossed in 2 points each.