The Jacket squads hosted the Cherokee Braves in a highly touted conference match-up.
The Lady Jackets entered with a 12-3 record hoping to improve their X game winning streak. The Lady Jackets tipped off at 6:30. The Lady Jackets trailed 16-11 after the first despite dominating the boards on both ends of the court. Foster led the Lady Jackets with eight points and five boards throughout the course of the second period despite trailing 37-30 at the half. Despite the X game winning streak the Lady Jackets would fall to the Lady Braves 74-56. Hayesville was led by Foster with ten points and twelve rebounds. The Lady Jackets fall to a 12-4 record.
The Jackets followed by tipping off at 8:00. Hayesville entered with a 11-4 record as they hoped to solidify the number one spot in the conference. The Jackets got off to a slow start offensively as they trailed 26-12 after the first. The Jackets seemed to be in trouble as this is the largest point deficit they have faced on their current winning streak. The Jackets struggled early as they shot four of eleven during the first. Despite the shooting outburst of the Braves during the first Hayesville went back to the playing style that has excelled them to this point, excellent defense. The Jackets held the Braves to ten during the second as they trailed 36-26 at the half. H. Mcclure led the Hayesville squad with seven points and a pair of steals. The Jackets found offensive stride throughout the second half as they closed the deficit 46-41. McTaggert led the Jackets with six throughout the third. The Jackets continued to close the lead as they trailed 59-58 with 6.0 seconds left on the clock as the Braves set up with a pair of free throws in hopes of closing the game. However the Braves missed the first to stretch to a 60-58 lead. Ashe brought the ball down the court in hopes of tying/winning the game. Senior Cook set up in the corner and drilled a game winning three with 2.0 seconds on the clock to beat the Braves in a battle of first place! Your Hayesville Yellow Jackets improve to a 12-4 record and continue their 8 game win streak.