2012-02-02 / Sports

Eagle JV Busted by the Bees

by Mark Strain

Marcus Cassassa 
PHOTOBY MARKSTRAIN. Marcus Cassassa PHOTOBY MARKSTRAIN. The Lexington JV Eagles traveled north to take on the JV Bees of Academy last week. Academy was the first game of the basketball season for the JV team, so this game would be the start of the second half of the district action.

The JV team had fallen to the Bees the first time around, but were hoping for improvement and a different outcome this time. After a brief back and forth, Academy scored the first points of the night. They went on to score 6 in a row before Lexington’s #11 Jamyon Scott received a full court pass and put it in for 2, as well as getting fouled and adding a third point off of the free throw.

The score was cut to 6- 3. Academy was using a full court press and was very quick to read the Lexington pass, which was causing the Eagles some problems.

#24 Marcus Cassassa added 2 points for Lexington and #32 London Jacob was the recipient of a 4-pass play, putting in two as well, to conclude the first period scoring for Lexington. At the end of the 1st, it was 12-7 Academy.

Lexington’s Jason Mann forces a sideways pass from the Beeman. 
PHOTO BYMARKSTRAIN. Lexington’s Jason Mann forces a sideways pass from the Beeman. PHOTO BYMARKSTRAIN. The second period only had Academy pull out in front, limiting Lexington to a single bucket by Jacob. The Eagles went into the half trailing 19-9.

In the third period it looked like Academy was slowing down and Lexington was picking up. #32 Jacob scored 3 points, #11 Scott hit for 6, then Jacob added 3 more for an end of the 3rd period score of 29-21.

Lexington was still trailing, but closing the gap. The fourth period came and the game belonged to Academy. The JV Bees rattled off 14 points, while Lexington only added 4. Two points from #12 Corey Strain and two free throws from #30 Breyland Chism.

The final score was Academy over Lexington, 43-25. Scoring totals for the JV Eagles were: two each by #12 Corey Strain, #24 Marcus Cassassa and # 30 Breyland Chism; nine by #11 Jamyon Scott and ten by #32 London Jacob.

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