Bulldogs, Lady Bulldogs knock off rival Washington Co.
By JOSH FRYE
J.U. Blacksher’s varsity boys’ basketball team improved to 6-0 with a 64-44 defeat of Washington County last Tuesday, December 3.
K.D. Rabb led the Bulldogs, scoring an impressive 25 points. Rabb also had three assists, two blocked shots, three steals, two defensive rebounds and completed six of eleven free throw attempts.
Bubba Nettles scored double digits as well, tallying 17 points, and added three assists, five steals and nine rebounds, seven off the defensive boards.
Dorien Quarles was 4-for-7 from the field for nine points; J.T. Tucker added eight points, and Jackson Reid scored one.
“We are playing great defense right now,” JUB coach Wes Sims said. “We are still struggling to capitalize in getting turnovers, but the guys have done a great job at the free-throw line. We still need to make some improvements in our half-court offense, but I am happy with the way the season has started out for us.”
Girls also win
The Lady Bulldogs varsity team also defeated Washington County, taking a 42-34 win. Aniyah Tucker scored 18 points to lead the way. She made 6-of-8 two-point field goal attempts and connected on two three-pointers.
Larri-Barbara Turner-Watts added 10 points, Jessie Risher registered six points, Colby Hollinger had four, and both Kayley Burgess and Jayla Brown scored two.
The win gives the Lady Bulldogs, who last year failed to win a single area game, an overall record of 3-1.
“Our goal this season was to win a game in our area,” girls coach Zack Smith said. “We have completed that goal, and it certainly feels good. We are still young and inexperienced in many areas, but we are improving. I am proud of the way the girls played. We played four full periods of basketball and we are continuing to mature as a team.”