Tigers go winless in host tournament

Jacksboro's boys' basketball squads lost their first two games of the Jacksboro shootout Thursday. Here are the final two games results.

Midway 45, Jacksboro 30

The Falcons got out to a quick lead and cruised to the Friday morning win.

Midway’s focus was pounding the ball inside to post Ben Wagner, which scored the first 13 points of the game. Jacksboro countered with single buckets from Sadler, Kyler Kenvin and Green but the visitors took a 17-6 lead after one.

Bass said his squad is still young and learning the ins and outs of varsity basketball. The Tigers shot just 22 percent for the contest which enabled Midway, which shot 40 percent, to build its lead to 26-8 at the half.  Jacksboro was also hindered by not going to the charity stripe one time in the half while the Falcons were 5-11. Part of that was due to the Tigers being outrebounded 19-9.

As in their first two games, Jacksboro turned things around to an extent in the second half. After falling behind 20 thanks to four Wagner free throws in the first 90 seconds, Ty Rodgers converted from both inside and out to knock the lead back to 15 and seemed to spark teammates in the process.

Ethan Sanchez and Kenvin added buckets to get within striking distance. Rylan Chalmers proved the third time was the charm after two offensive rebounds as Jacksboro was down 36-23 after three.

Midway seemed to want to get out of dodge, taking just three shots the entire fourth quarter but used four free throws down the stretch to take the 20-point lead once again.

Green led a balanced attack with eight points for Jacksboro. Rodgers had five with Sadler, Kenvin, and Chalmers adding four each.

Windthorst 57, Jacksboro 21

A last-second three-pointer in the first for the Trojans began to break the Saturday morning game open and kept the Tigerettes winless for the tournament at 0-4.

 

Green kept things close early with a bucket and free throw with Sanchez converting from outside to bring the Tigers to within 7-6. A Windthorst three-pointer capped a 4-12 shooting frame for the Trojans and gave the Blue a 10-6 lead after one.

Windthorst doubled its lead within 40 seconds of the second and had its best shooting quarter of the game in the second.  A Chalmers drive in the lane ended a Trojan 10-0 string.

The visitors led by as many as 19 after an 8-15 shooting second stanza but this time it was Green who converted a trey just in front of the buzzer to get Jacksboro within 30-14 at the half. Windthorst outscored Jacksboro 16-4 in the third, the Tigers had just one bucket in the third from Chalmers with Chalmers and Green adding free throws to account for the points.

Things got little better in the fourth for the Tigers, who were 1-12 shooting in the third. Chalmers had the lone bucket and free throw in the fourth as well.

Green and Chalmers had nine points each for Jacksboro, who play in the Archer City Tournament this weekend.

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