The Nevada Blue Jays staying on the winning trail in basketball action thus far into the 2017-18 season with an impressive road win against the Camden Harmony Grove Hornets 73-54 to secure consecutive back to back victories.

The Nevada Blue Jays staying on the winning trail in basketball action thus far into the 2017-18 season with an impressive road win against the Camden Harmony Grove Hornets 73-54 to secure consecutive back to back victories.
The Blue Jays have been one of the top five ranked teams in Class 1A for several years under the direction of veteran head coach Bobby Mullins. The Blue Jays big road win in Camden showcased a close battle early with Nevada and the Hornets knotted 12-12 to end first quarter action. In the second, the Blue Jays outscored Camden Harmony Grove Hornets 16-12 that produced Nevada leading CHG 28-24 at the break.
In the second half, the Blue Jays sparked for high scoring quarters with 18 points in the third and 27 in the fourth quarter to total 45 points produced on the scoreboard. The Hornets managed to score in double-digits for the third quarter with 16 points and 14 points in the fourth. In the end, the Blue Jays prevailed for the 19 point victory to improve their overall record at 4-1 through five battles on the hardwood.
Mullins believed the Blue Jays are learning the task to build team chemistry despite young talent but with some key senior leadership that has shown maturity on the hardwood through critical and pressure situations leading to victories.
The Blue Jays have been impressive at home thus far, despite their lone tough loss to Kirby but topped good teams such as Blevins and Ouachita for close battles down to the wire.
Following their scheduled home battle against Hermitage, the Blue Jays bring momentum to the hardwood in tourney competition at Haskell Harmony Grove in Benton Nov. 27-Dec. 2 at the Thanksgiving holiday break. Nevada continues more play on the road at Hampton Dec. 1, at Strong Dec. 5 and return home for basketball competition Dec. 8 hosting Lafayette County Cougars. For the most part in the month of December the Blue Jays will be in road competition as they'll go to Parkers Chapel Dec. 12, then return to Camden for tournament action Dec. 26-30 hosted by Camden-Fairview following the Christmas holiday break. In January 2018 for the second half of basketball season, the Blue Jays will be in full gear to turn their focus to remain contenders for the big dance in late February into early March in the Class 1A state tournament.