The Hayden Wildcat boys and girls basketball teams came into the Shenk Gym and swept Junction City in the varsity games Tuesday night.
In the boys contest the game surged back and forth in the third quarter with both teams owning the lead. After trailing by one point at the quarter break the Blue Jays ( 6-9 ) began to struggle some on offense and were outscored over the final eight minutes by Hayden ( 9-6 ) by a 16-11 margin.
Blue Jay coach Nick Perez said he felt like Junction City settled for shots in that fourth quarter. “We didn’t try to attack the paint, things we’ve had success with in the past. I’ll give them ( Hayden ) credit. They did a great job of being in the lanes. We’ve got to have guys hit shots. Unfortunately for us I think we just settle sometimes, and we think that we have to shoot it right away instead of having that three to four side, looking inside.” Perez added he was proud of the way the Blue Jays after a rough start that saw the Blue Jays trailing in the contest.
A.J. Dickerson scored 22 points to lead Junction City in Scoring.
In the girls game Junction City went over seven minutes without scoring in the second quarter and went from one point down after one quarter to ten points behind Hayden ( 7-8 ) at halftime.
Alana Kramer scored 24 points to lead Junction City ( 3-12 ).