North Santa Rosa

Royals Win Last Regular Game in Overtime

The Jay High Royals hosted the Central Jaguars Friday night, Feb. 3 on the last regular season game for both teams.  The Royals defeated the Jaguars 69-58 in overtime to close out a winning season.  Coach Lance Youngblood, said, “this was a great way for our seniors to end the regular season, I am proud all of our players and how well they played”.  Senior Todd Laney led the team in scoring with 23 points, he was almost perfect in freethrows scoring 11 out of 12.  His biggest impact was shooting 8 for 8 in overtime.  The Royals’ Tyler Prescott and Eric Travino both added 19 points each to the score.  The Royals will head to Freeport to open the District Tournament against Baker High School on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012.   Youngblood had this to say about the post season tournament, ”  our goal is to go after one more game and then one more after that”.

The Central Jaguars were short tonight both on the boards and the bench.  The team was down some key players due to illness and injury, then 2 starters fouled out and the Jaguars had to finish overtime with just 4 on the floor.  “I am proud of the team effort the boys gave “, stated Head Coach Tony McDonald, “we had an opportunity to win with just seconds on the clock and were unable to score”.  Down in numbers, the team battled but was just unable to stop the Royal offense.   Central will host Poplar Springs Tuesday night, Feb. 7 at 7 pm in the first round of District 1-1A  Tournament.  Central is the number 3 seed.

Box Stats: Jay: Todd Laney -23 points, 5 asssits; Tyler Prescott 19 points, 13 rebounds; Eric Travino 19 points, 5 assists; Tate Upton 4 points; Dalton Edwards  3 points; Brandon Boutwell 1 point;  Central:  Nick Waters -28 points; Gavin Richardson -16 points; Dalton Wright 5 points; Victor Dixon 4 points; Dakota Gregory 4 points.  Scoring by quarters: 1st -9/12; 2nd -27-29; 3rd -44-40; 4th -57-57 and final 69-58.

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The Jay Junior Varsity also won over Central 29-26.

Box Scores: Jay: Victor Mishoe -7; Justice Garcia -8; Marshall Thomas -7; Taylor Kelley -4; Holden McCaskill -3; Central: Justin Abel -11; Nolan Frady -10; Cody Abel -2; and James Ward -1.



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