A.J. Dickerson poured in 26 points and helped Junction City rally from an eight point deficit to take the lead in the second half, but in the end it wasn’t enough as the Blue Jays fell to Emporia 61-51 in high school basketball.
Junction City trailed by only one point, 41-40, after three quarters. But just as quickly as the offense picked up in the third quarter it slowed down in the fourth period. The Blue Jays were outscored by the Spartans 20-11 over the final eight minutes.
Junction City dropped to 0-5 in the Centennial League and 3-6 overall, while Emporia improved to 4-1 and 8-2.
In girls action Junction City struggled early scoring and with turnovers, and fell behind 17-4 after one quarter, before losing 53-31. Alana Kramer Led Junction City with 16 points as the Lady Jays fell to 2-7 on the season and 1-4 in the Centennial League.