Photo Courtesy of Jerrianne Wallace
Jefferson boys varsity head coach Sean Breeze didn’t have much to say after Saturday’s 90-49 defeat at the hands of #1 seed South Iron in a quarterfinal contest of the Bob Sechrest Jr. Central Christmas Tournament.
“South Iron is maybe the best shooting team I have ever coached against, and they put it to us,” he said.
A 28-15 first quarter deficit turned into a 55-29 rout by halftime. “We got down early and couldn’t ever get back on our feet,” Coach Breeze noted. “We gave up 55 points in the first half alone, and nothing was working on either side of the floor.”
The 29 points in the first half wasn’t bad for the Blue Jays, but there was no stopping the Panthers. Colby Ott scored seven first half points to lead Jefferson. The pace slowed a bit in the second half, but South Iron still outscored Jefferson by 15 points.
“It was just a tough night, and there weren’t many highlights in this one,” Coach Breeze lamented. Jon Weik led the Blue Jays with 14 points, while Hadyn Wagner and Ott both finished the night with nine points. Nolan Roth added six points, and Daylen Whitener chipped in with five. Masen Wilson and Levi Ebersoldt both scored three points to close out the Jefferson scoring.
Jefferson now moves into the fifth place bracket and will take on Festus who dropped a Saturday contest to North County. Game time at Park Hills Central Monday is 3:00 p.m.