Jackets Host Eagles Following Huge Win

Clay County Schools, TeamFYNSports

On a cold and rainy Friday night in Clay County your Hayesville Yellow Jackets hosted the Hiawasse Dam Eagles. The Jackets coming off two huge conference wins over Swain and Murphy.

The Lady Jackets entered the contest looking to finish up a dominant week of basketball. The dominant defense of the Lady Jackets pushed them past a top ten ranked Murphy squad the last time out. Despite the yet again dominant defense of the Lady Jackets in the first period of the game, the offense struggled to find stride. Despite trailing 8-5 after the first Hayesville found rhythm throughout the second. Patterson led the Lady Jackets with eight during the second period as the Lady Jackets trailed 22-21 at the halftime intermission. The Lady Jackets defense continued to strengthen throughout the second half as they only allowed five points over the course of the third quarter. The Lady Jackets claimed a 30-27 lead entering the fourth. Hayesville managed to steal one away from the Eagles as the Lady Jackets won by a score of 41-29. The Lady Jackets were lead by Patterson with 14 points. The Lady Jackets improve to 11-3 on the season.

The Jackets followed the Lady Jackets by tipping off at 8:30. The Jackets looking to continue their dominance as well as they’d scored over eighty points in each of their last two games. Shook led the Jackets in the first period with as the Jackets led 9-6. Hayesville found stride offensively in the second and ran with it for the remainder of the game. The Jackets grabbed a 25-17 lead going into the intermission as McTaggert lead the Jackets with eight first half points. Freshman McTaggert continued his dominance on the offensive side of the ball as he scored nine to push the Jackets ahead by a score of 54-28. The Jackets streak of eighty point scoring offensively has expanded to three games now following the 83-41 point domination over the Eagles of Hiawasse Dam. The Jackets improve to 10-4 on the season.

The Jacket squads will travel to Andrews Tuesday, January 15th as they look to face off against the Wildcats.

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