In the girls game the Chargers overcame the loss of three players and held off a late Junction City rally to win 43-40. The Lady Jays had trailed by nine in the fourth but rallied back to within one point at 41-40 before losing and falling to 1-5 on the season.
Alana Kramer led Junction City in scoring with 18 points.
In the boys game the Blue Jays struggled against pressure in the third quarter and fell behind by 16 points early in the fourth, but in the closing minutes on the strength of four three-point baskets Junction City battled back to within two. Then down the stretch Koriyon Carr of Topeka West hit seven of eight free throws as the Chargers preserved the win by the final score of 56-48.
Junction City fell to 3-3 on the season.
The JCHS teams play at Seaman on Friday.