The Nevada Blue Jays took care of business on the hardwood last Friday night for their final home game of the season against the Emerson Pirates 59-42 on senior night at Nevada High School Gymnasium.

The Nevada Blue Jays took care of business on the hardwood last Friday night for their final home game of the season against the Emerson Pirates 59-42 on senior night at Nevada High School Gymnasium.
The Blue Jays had an early deficit in first quarter play down 6-0 at the 7:24 mark and 9-3 at the 5:21 to the Pirates. Defensively, the Blue Jays stepped up and late in the first period and held the Pirated scoreless for the final two minutes of play as seniors Brandon Gulley took charge offensively for baskets and Colby Gulley drained two trifecta's from behind the arc soared Nevada to the 14-12 lead over Emerson at the end of first quarter action.
In the second, super sophomore Keynote Coleman went on a scoring spree to score the next three baskets of the period to extend Nevada's lead 20-12 down to the 7:09 mark. Big man freshman Kobe Edwards split a pair of free-throws, then added a basket with Coleman to give the Blue Jays a 25-14 advantage down to the 6:16 mark. Emerson answered with baskets, but seniors DeVory'a Smith made a pair of free-throws with a basket, Boston Moore, T-A-Lin Ellis contributing buckets from the field along Coleman draining a 3-pointer charged the Blue Jays to an 42-18 halftime lead over the Pirates.
In the second half, the Blue Jays dropped 13 points on the board in the third quarter with the Pirates pouring 21 points. At the end of three periods, the Blue Jay led Emerson 55-39.
In the fourth period, the Blue Jays added four points scored with the Pirates held to only two points and Nevada rolled onto the 17 point victory in the final home performance of the season for the proud Rosston hoop fans at Nevada High School Gymnasium.
For the game, Blue Jays' Moore led scoring with 12 points and one trey for double-figures. Edwards, Smith and Coleman each had eight points apiece, Colby Gulley had two trey's from behind the arc with six points and Brandon Gulley with six points, Bryson Rhodes and Ellis each finished with four points apiece.
The Blue Jays will wrap up the regular season schedule this week on the road against Taylor and Kirby to conclude series meeting before defending their district tournament title Feb. 15-17 hosted at Ouachita High School Gymnasium in Donaldson.
The Blue Jays veteran head coach Bobby Mullins looks forward to another challenging district title defense as Nevada eyes toward returning to the Class 1A state tournament for 2018.