Jays Recover after First Loss of Season in NIT

Posted December 12, 2018 / Last updated December 13, 2018

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The Blue Jay basketball team went 2-1 in the Newman Invitational Tournament last week. In each game, the outcome was largely determined by the team’s 1st Quarter performance. In the first round, Wednesday night game against John Ehret, the Jays simply could not miss from behind the arc in the 1st, outscoring Ehret 20-0. But it was an opposite story at the end of the 1st Quarter on the following day against Country Day. The Jays were down 16-3 at the end of 8:00 and went on to shoot just 29% from the field in their first lost of the season. The team rebounded on Saturday in the consolation bracket, getting out ahead of Northshore 23-11 at the end of the 1st and maintained their lead throughout the contest. Although they picked up their first loss of the season, the Jays now hold an impressive 12-1 season record.

Through the Lens…

Elijah Morgan knocks down a three pointer in the 20-0 opening quarter against John Ehret. Morgan would score 65 total points in three games at the Newman Invitational Tournament.

By the Numbers…

John Ehret

Wednesday, 12/5
Win, 70-24

Country Day

Thursday, 12/6
Loss, 60-49


Saturday, 12/8
Win, 62-40

Elijah Morgan (#10) – 21 points Elijah Morgan (#20) – 23 points Elijah Morgan (#10) – 21 points, 4 steals
Luke LaForge (#1) – 10 points, 4 rebounds Noah Varnado (#23) – 7 points, 4 rebounds Kyle Haupt (#3) – 11 points, 3 steals
Freddie Washington (#12) – 8 points Robert McMahon (#22) – 6 points Nick Brewster (#5) – 10 points, 3 steals

On the Horizon…

The Jays notched a road win on Monday over East Feliciana, 65-20, and will continue pre-district play this weekend in the Chalmette Tournament.

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