The Nevada Blue Jays senior high boys basketball team posted two big back to back wins on the hardwood last week 10-2 overall to start off the 2017-18 year of hoops.

The Nevada Blue Jays senior high boys basketball team posted two big back to back wins on the hardwood last week 10-2 overall to start off the 2017-18 year of hoops.
The Blue Jays edged off the Strong Bulldogs on the road 67-66. The Blue Jays trailed at the end of opening quarter action 15-13, but rallied back in the second and outscored the Bulldogs 19-15. At the break, Nevada led Strong 32-20.
In the second half, the Blue Jays came out aggressive, but the Strong Bulldogs won third quarter scoring 17-16 over Nevada. In the fourth, both teams matched each other intensity and the Blue Jays and the Bulldogs accounted 19 points apiece scored in the finale period of the game. In the end, the Blue Jays sailed off victorious for the close one point win over Strong.
For the game, Blue Jays' Brandon Gulley led scoring with a monster 24 points and Keyonte Coleman dropped a big 19 points for a duo of double-figures. Big man Kobe Edwards snatched 10 rebounds for the Blue Jays in their key road win against Strong.
On last Friday, the Blue Jays returned home to host Lafayette County and took care of business to secure victory over the visiting Cougars.
This week, the Blue Jays head back on the road to face Parkers Chapel Trojans for an intense non-conference match-up in senior high hoops.
Veteran head coach Bobby Mullins believes the Blue Jays are playing well and anticipates for his team to finish the first half of the season strong going into tournament play at Camden-Fairview Dec. 28-30.