The game was tied at 50-50 at the end of regulation, but then the Blue Jays outscored Shawnee Heights 12-5 in the overtime session. In the rally Junction City coach Nick Perez thought his team picked up their full court defense. Offense was also a factor. ” We happened to make some plays on offense. We finally got in the paint. You know it’s amazing how that works.”
A. J. Dickerson led Junction City with 18 points while Xavier Cason scored 15 points for the Blue Jays. Junction City has now won four out of their last five games.
In the girls game Junction City ( 4-12 ) rolled to a 63-52 win over Shawnee Heights ( 5-11 ).
A series of three-point baskets in the second half including three by Briona Jensen and one each by Kiara Patty and Tonnie Smalls-Johnson were big factors in the game for the Lady jays as they opened the game in the second half. Jensen scored scored 19 points in the win, all in the second half.