By JOSH FRYE
K.D. Rabb continued to lead the Bulldogs of J.U. Blacksher, scoring 25 points and playing a solid all-around game in a 45-42 win over J.F. Shields on December 20.
Rabb was 9-for-21 in field goals, nailed a three-point shot and connected on six of seven free throw attempts against the Panthers. He also had five rebounds, four steals and two assists.
J.T. Tucker supplemented Rabb’s performance with nine points and two assists. Other Bulldogs who scored during the contest included Bubba Nettles (5 points), Josh Peavy (3), Jackson Reid (2) and Deon Hill (1).
With the win against the Panthers, JUB improved its season record to 12-1 going into the Christmas break.
The Lady Bulldogs fell just short during the match against the Lady Panthers, losing 55-50.
“We were leading for the majority of the game,” JUB girls coach Zack Smith said. “Shields came back in the last few minutes of the game and took the lead. Our girls fought hard. We competed very well defensively, but we have to be more consistent in layups and have more patience.”
Turnovers plagued the JUB girls in the contest.
“We had 28 turnovers during the game which cost us,” said Smith. “We have to take care of the ball and increase our free throw percentage.”
The Lady Bulldogs tallied 16 steals, 23 defensive rebounds, 12 offensive rebounds and nine assists during the game.
Larri-Barbara Turner-Watts led the Lady Bulldogs in scoring with 24 points, and Aniyah Tucker put 17 points on the board.
After Christmas break, JUB will travel to face W.S. Neal on Monday, January 6.