The Jefferson freshman boys basketball team had a tough go of it Tuesday at Festus, losing to the Tigers, 52-16. The freshman now have a 2-6 record this season.
“We struggled to get anything going early and were not all on the same page offensively,” said coach Jake Brooks. “The kids forced a lot of passes into the paint that weren’t there.” The Tigers scored the first 15 points of the game, until Drew Breeze hit a three pointer late in the first quarter. By halftime the lead had increased to 20 points at 29-9. Jack Hueter led the Blue Jays with four points in the first half.
“One thing that you never have to question is the effort this group gives night in and night out,” said Brooks. “The kids were playing hard defensively and that never wavered no matter the score.” Brooks mentioned the contributions of Hueter, Drew Breeze and Will Breeze. “Jack has shown his improvement a lot lately with how well he has handled the ball and has started knocking down shots. Drew has been pretty consistent all year and has started attacking more off the dribble and being more aggressive towards the rim. Will has been great for us on the boards and crashes hard on every possession.
Only three players scored for Jefferson. Will and Drew Breeze each had six points, and Hueter added four. The team will be in action on Friday at St. Pius. Game time is 4:30 p.m.