By JOSH FRYE
After suffering a heavy-hearted end to the football season, the Bulldogs of J.U. Blacksher School have switched gears from the gridiron to the court as the Bulldogs have won three of their first four basketball games.
On Thursday, November 21, JUB defeated McKenzie High 69-32.
Senior K.D. Rabb scored 26 points to lead the way. Rabb was 10-for-17 in two-point field goals, made one three-point shot, was 4-for-4 at the free throw line and had three steals.
J.T. Tucker supplemented Rabb’s performance with 21 points. Tucker made 9 two-point shots and 3 three-point shots and added a steal and three assists. Damion Quarles had a six-point game, and Bubba Nettles added five.
Last Friday, November 22, the Bulldogs hosted Monroe County’s Tigers at the old gym at the former Frisco City High School, due to construction being performed on the gym at J.U. Blacksher.
The Bulldogs swept away the Tigers, winning 60-52.
Rabb, once again, led the team in scoring with 21 points. He made 13 two-point shots, was 3-of-5 in three-point shots, an assist and a block.
Tucker complimented Rabb with 12 total points, making five of six field goals and a three-point shot. He also had five defensive rebounds, five steals, a block and nine assists.
Nettles and Quarles each had a six-point game, and Deon Hill added five points.
“With the limited practice that the guys have had due to football playoffs, they have responded well,” JUB head coach Wes Sims said. “I was disappointed during the game against McKenzie. I felt like we were mentally not in a good place and played sloppy.
“In the game against Monroe County, other than turning the ball over and making some careless mistakes, we played well,” he said. “Our kids played hard and hit some big shots late in the game, and they were also able to create some key defensive stops.”
The Bulldogs will next face Washington County on Tuesday, December 3, at JUB.