The Nevada Jr. Blue Jays remain unbeaten and perfect in their performance on the hardwood thus far into the 2017-18 basketball season to win their second junior high tournament hosted at Genoa Central Dec. 11-16.
The Nevada Jr. Blue Jays remain unbeaten and perfect in their performance on the hardwood thus far into the 2017-18 basketball season to win their second junior high tournament hosted at Genoa Central Dec. 11-16. The Jr. Blue Jays opened tournament play cruising to victory over Lafayette County 69-30, then dominating host tourney team Genoa Central 61-26 in the boys championship game to be crown the 2017 Genoa Central Jr. High Tournament Champions.
The Jr. Blue Jays move to 15-0 overall keep their perfection progressing under the direction of veteran head coach Bobby Mullins. Nevada will return to junior high hoops following the Christmas holiday break January 4, 2018 hosting Camden Harmony Grove to begin the second half of the 2017-18 junior high basketball season.
GENOA CENTRAL JR. HIGH TOURNAMENT
JR. BLUE JAYS 69, LAFAYETTE COUNTY 30
The Nevada Jr. Blue Jays opened their tournament play in the semifinals topping the Lafayette County Jr. Cougars in an dominant 39 point victory to advance to the boys championship game. The Jr. Blue Jays led 27-8 at the end of first quarter action. In the second, the Jr. Blue Jays dropped another 27 points in the basket and held LC to 10 points scored. At halftime, Nevada led Lafayette County 54-18.
In the second half, the Jr. Blue Jays added nine points in the third quarter and six points in the fourth period to finish off the Cougars with 15 points scored for both quarters total. The Jr. Cougars totaled 12 points for the entire second half. For the game, Jr. Blue Jays' Javontae Pearson led scoring with a big 21 points, Jared Todd sparked for 19 points and Trevon Gulley had 11 points Nevada's "Big 3" for double-figures.
JR. BLUE JAYS 61, GENOA CENTRAL 26
In the finals of tournament action, the Jr. Blue Jays had no problem overcoming the tourney host team home-court advantage of defeating Genoa Central Jr. Dragons 61-26. The Jr. Blue Jays coasted to a 32-18 halftime advantage, then led 50-25 at the end third quarter play. In the fourth, the Jr. Blue Jays added 11 points to the scoreboard and stepped up defensively to hold the Jr. Dragons to one point scored in the fourth period as Nevada rolled to an impressive 45 point victory to win their second junior high tournament this season. For the game, Jr. Blue Jays "Big 3" Pearson led scoring with 18 points, Todd dropped 17 points and Gulley finished with 10 points for double-figures.