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2012-01-05 / Sports

Lexington JV Hosts Academy

Get “warmed up” for district play
by Mark Strain


Nate Holcomb (#22) tries to defend against a Bee attack on the Eagle pass. Nate Holcomb (#22) tries to defend against a Bee attack on the Eagle pass. On Tuesday December 20th, the Lexington Eagles played host to the Bumble Bees of Academy. While the JV Lady Eagles were playing in the A. P. Kleinschmidt gymnasium, the JV Boys drew the warm cozy confines of the Old Gym for their and Coach Williams’ first game of the season.

Academy won the tip off, but immediately turned the ball over on a travel call. Lexington took the ball the other way and #22 Nate Holcomb made the first basket of the year from 19 feet 8 and 3/4 inches. Lexington led 2- 0. Academy took the ball back andansweredwitha3pointshot.

In the first period, the scoring went to Academy 2:1, with the Bees’ advantage coming in the form of better rebounding. The first period ended with Lexington trailing 15-8.

The second period had the Eagles boxing out better and heading to the free throw line. Lexington put up 4 baskets and 6 free throw shots to take a lead of 22-20 into half-time.


Lexington’s London Jacobs tips off for the Eagle Junior Varsity game against Academy. 
PHOTOS BY MARK STRAIN. Lexington’s London Jacobs tips off for the Eagle Junior Varsity game against Academy. PHOTOS BY MARK STRAIN. At the start of the third period, the lack of conditioning and Lexington’s first game versus Academy’s eleventh game of the year, became evident. Academy rattled off 12 straight points before #22 Holcomb hit his next basket for 3. The third period ended with Academy pulling out in front 35-27.

The final period of the game was all Academy. #24 Marcus Cassassa was the only Eagle to scoreinthefourthwitha2point bucket, while allowing the Bees to pile on 15 more points to win the game 50-29.

While Lexington did not win the game, the team competed well and, with a few more games and some more basketball conditioning, they should do well in the district.

Scoring for the Eagles: 6 each for #24 Marcus Cassassa and #32 London Jacobs, 5 each for #12 Corey Strain and # 22 Nate Holcomb, 4 for #10 Logan Lee and 3 for #11 Jamyon Scott. The Eagles shot 50% from the free throw line.

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