The Nevada Blue Jays have won their previous three battles on the hardwood for senior high boys basketball action.
The Nevada Blue Jays have won their previous three battles on the hardwood for senior high boys basketball action. Last week, the Blue Jays secured dominating victories over the Emerson Pirates on the road 60-28 and returned home to top the Taylor Tigers 48-24 for an impressive Homecoming win at the Nevada High School Gymnasium.
The Blue Jays will be set for more intense hoops this week as they'll look to sweep their series meeting on the road facing their rivals' Bradley, then return back home against Emerson this Friday night for the Rosston hoop fans at Nevada High School.
In their earlier season match-up against Bradley, the Blue Jays topped the Bears 60-43. Big man Kobe Edwards led scoring with 18 points, Keyonte Coleman dropped 16 points and Brandon Gulley finished with 15 points for a triple-threat of double-digit scoring.
Veteran head coach Bobby Mullins continues to keep the Blue Jays polished and ready as they will get ready to compete in the district tournament coming up in February. As an experienced head coach, Mullins knows the preparation and tools it's going to take to guide the Blue Jays through the district tournament and qualify back to the regional and off to state.
Last year, the Blue Jays soared through the regional 1A-5 boys tournament with a dominating first round victory over Strong 79-43, then routed Hampton 55-23 in the semifinals to advance to the finals, where they convincingly earn the No. 1 seed heading into the state tournament.
The Blue Jays captured the district tournament title prior going into the regional tournament hosted at Bradley. Once February hits, the Blue Jays know it's serious business time on the hardwood and Mullins prepares his troops to be mentality ready for showdown against the top teams in the state for Class 1A.