By JOSH FRYE
J.U. Blacksher’s boys ran their season record to 10-0 last Friday, December 13, with a one-sided win (70-44) over Sweetwater.
K.D. Rabb continued to lead Bulldogs scorers, racking up 29 points in the contest. So far this season, Rabb has hit the double-digit points mark in every game. He was 9-for-23 in field goals and 11-for-14 in free throws.
J.T. Tucker complemented Rabb’s performance, scoring 11 points. Tucker was 5-13 in field goals, made a free throw and added two takeaways.
Bubba Nettles and Deon Hill added eight points each; Damien Quarles scored seven and Josh Peavy recorded five.
JUB head coach Wes Sims stressed that the Bulldogs have not yet played their best game.
“We continue to struggle in some offensive areas,” Sims said. “Defensively we are very strong. Our transitional play continues to develop, but we have to play better half court. While Rabb, Nettles, Tucker and Peavy continue to be strong suits for our team, we still have not had a game where all the guys are in sync at the same time.”
Prior to last Friday’s win over Sweetwater, Blacksher defeated Northview, 66-46, December 12 and Washington County, 81-50, December 10.
Girls on the rebound
In varsity girls’ action, the Lady Bulldogs upset Sweetwater last Friday, taking a 45-9 win after dropping three other contests earlier last week. With the victory, JUB improved to 4-4.
Larri-Barbara Turner-Watts led the Bulldogs in scoring with 15 points. Chloe Johnson had seven points, Kayley Burgess and Jessie Risher scored six points each, Colby Hollinger had four and Laurel Sims added two.
“We had a busy week,” JUB girls’ head coach Zach Smith said. “We dropped three games last week. We thought that we had two of those bagged, and we just couldn’t hold on.”
The Lady Bulldogs dropped two games against Northview last week, 52-37, and 42-38. JUB also fell victim to Washington County, losing by a 44-37 margin.
Both varsity teams will travel to face A.L. Johnson this Thursday, December 19.