By Jana Rayburn
The Lady Jackets moved to 4-2 in district with a victory over the Leggett Lady Pirates and a tough loss to the Chireno Lady Owls last week.
The Lady Jackets defeated Leggett on Tuesday, Jan. 11 by a score of 38-35, even with three starters out due to illness. Freshman Abby Grimes led the team in scoring with 13 points. Saydi Handley was close behind with 11 points. Kyli Handley scored six points, and Trinity Jerkins and Kat Knox each scored four points. The Lady Jackets lost to the Chireno Lady Owls in front of a home crowd on Friday, Jan. 14 by a score of 13-67. Emma Grimes led with four points, Abby Grimes scored three points, and Kat Knox, Saydi Handley, and Kyli Handley each scored two points.
The Lady Jackets will travel to Zavalla for a 6 p.m. game against the Lady Eagles on Friday, Jan. 21.
The team will be at home on Tuesday, Jan. 25 as they host the Burkeville Lady Mustangs. Game time is 6 p.m.
‘Jackets take on
The Yellowjackets had a tough week of basketball as they took on both the Leggett Pirates and the Chireno Owls. The Jackets were defeated by the Pirates on Tuesday, Jan. 11.
Freshman P.J. Purvis led with eight points. Luke Read scored seven points, Jack Rayburn scored six points, and Carson Thomson scored five points. Rick Carlton had four points for the night, and Kaighnen Green scored three points. Bradley Davison added a free throw.
The Jackets lost to the Chireno Owls at home last Friday by a score of 25 to 71. Jack Rayburn scored 16 points, Rick Carlton scored four points, Luke Read and Bradley Davison each scored two points, and Carson Thomson contributed a free throw.
The Jackets will travel to Zavalla on Friday, Jan. 21 to take on the Eagles. The game will begin around 7:15 p.m., or after the girls’ game. The Jackets will be at home on Tuesday, Jan. 25 as they host the Burkeville Mustangs. Tip off will be around 7:15p.m.
Both junior high boys and girls basketball teams defeated Colmesneil last week.