The Grundy County Lady Jackets outscored the Lady Wildcats of Tullahoma 73 – 71 last Tuesday night to end a four game losing streak. The win was sandwiched between District 7-AA loses to Chattanooga Christian and Bledsoe County last week. Meanwhile, the Yellow Jackets dropped all three games during the week.
The Lady Jackets’ overall record now stands at 5 – 16. Their district record fell to 2 – 5 after starting the district campaign with two wins. The Yellow Jackets record overall fell to 6 – 16. They are 3 – 4 in District 7-AA.
The teams hosted Notre Dame Tuesday night, and play four games in the next five days. They travel to Signal Mountain tomorrow night for a doubleheader. The girls’ game will begin at 5:30 p.m. Saturday night, the teams hit the road again when they make the trek to the Upper Cumberland to face Monterey. The girls’ game begins at 6 p.m. On Monday night, the teams play host to the teams from Huntland, with the girls’ game beginning at 6 p.m. Finally, the Lady Jackets and Jackets travel to Manchester Tuesday night to play Coffee County. Once again, the girls’ game will begin at 6 p.m.
Chattanooga Christian 47 Lady Jackets 38
The Lady Jackets got off to a slow start after being idle for almost a week. They scored only three points in the first quarter. Led by junior point guard Teah Bosio, the Lady Jackets scrapped and clawed their way back to tie the game at 34 – 34. However, the effort to catch the Lady Chargers seem to exhaust the Lady Jackets and Chattanooga Christian scored the next 13 points to build the lead to 47 – 34. The game was put away by then. Bosio led the Lady Jackets with 12 points. Lacy Nunley added 10 points.
Lady Jackets 73 Tullahoma 71
The Lady Jackets snapped their four game losing streak with a strong offensive display as they held off the Lady Wildcats 73 – 71. Lacy Nunley led the offensive explosion with 29 points. Kelsey Harriman hit five three pointers on her way to 17 markers. Teah Bosio chipped in with 14 points. The Lady Jackets stretched a four-point halftime lead to 12 points by the end of three quarters. They withstood a 31 point fourth quarter by the Lady Wildcats to secure their victory.
Bledsoe County 53 Lady Jackets 40
The Lady Warriors of Bledsoe County came into this district rematch at the top of the district standings. They left GCHS in the same position as they slowly pulled away from the Lady Jackets to sweep the season series 53 – 40. Teah Bosio led the Lady Jackets with 14 points.
Chattanooga Christian 61 Jackets 50
The Yellow Jackets traveled to Chattanooga Christian with a two-game winning streak and for three quarters looked as if they were going to extend that streak against the district leaders. Tough defense and a balanced offense helped the Jackets to build a 46 – 39 lead after three periods. However, the hosts proved why they are the team to beat in the district with a 22 – 4 fourth quarter to rally for the district win. Boo Goins led the Jackets with 14 points, while Trey Hampton chipped in with 13 points.
Tullahoma 49 Jackets 45
The Jackets had no answer for Wildcat sharpshooter Nic Barstad in a nip and tuck game. Barstad scored 24 points to lead all scorers and helped the Wildcats to hold off the Jackets. Trent and Trey Hampton led the Jackets with 14 and 13 points, respectively.
Bledsoe County 66 Jackets 60
The Jackets played a lot better this time around against the Warriors, but it still wasn’t enough to avoid the season sweep by their visitors 66 – 60. The Warriors outscored the Jackets each of the final three quarters just enough to hold off the Jackets. The Jackets had a balanced attack offensively with Boo Goins and Trey Hampton scoring 13 points each. Kollyn Cooper and Trent Hampton added 12 and 11 points, respectively.