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Chester BBall 1 12Yellowjacket Cutter Lowe fights for the ball last weekend against Zavalla.  The Jackets defeated Zavalla 44-38. Photo by Becki Byrd

By Jana Rayburn

The Jackets went two for two in district play this week, defeating both Goodrich and Zavalla. The Jackets defeated the Goodrich Hornets in Chester on Tuesday, Jan. 3 by a score of 35-31. Rich Carlton led with 18 points.

Bradley Davison had eight points, Cutter Lowe scored three points, Jack Rayburn, P.J. Purvis, and Jaxon Gay all scored two points. The Jackets traveled to Zavalla on Friday, Jan. 6, the Yellowjackets beat the Eagles 44-38 in Zavalla. Rayburn led the team with 18 points. Keighen Green scored nine points, Lowe scored six points, Carlton scored four points, Kai Hilliard scored three points, and Gay, and Jesse Bittick each scored two points.

The Jackets will be on the road on Friday, Jan. 13 to take on the Burkeville Mustangs. The game will be played after the conclusion of the girls’ games, around 7:15 p.m.

The Yellowjackets need everyone to come pack the stands on Tuesday, Jan. 17 as they host the Spurger Pirates. The Jackets lost to the Pirates at the end of December in a non-district tournament game.

Tip off between the Jackets and Pirates will be around 7:15 p.m.

Lady Jacket Basketball

The Lady Jackets played two district games this past week, winning against Goodrich and losing a nail biter to Zavalla.

The Lady Jackets defeated Goodrich 45-41. Kyli Handley was the top scorer with 15 points. Others scoring for the Jackets were Lily Read with 14 points, Abby Grimes with nine points, Lauren Citrano with five points, and Saydi Handley with two points.

The Lady Jackets lost to the Zavalla Lady Eagles by a score of 27-36. Read led the team with 12 points. Kyle Handley scored seven points, Abby Grimes scored four points, and both Emma Byrd and Saydi Handley scored two points.

The Lady Jackets will travel to Burkeville on Friday, Jan. 13. Tip off will be at 6 p.m. The Lady Jackets will host the Spurger Lady Pirates on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 6 p.m.

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