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7th ‘Black’ Bearcats defeat Jacksboro; 8th ‘Gold’ takes narrow loss


The Bearcat junior high basketball teams managed one win Monday night in the Henrietta Gym when the seventh grade black team defeated Jacksboro 8-2.

The winning Bearcat team scored all eight points in the first quarter, taking an 8-0 lead before Jacksboro could find the basket. Daniel Koetter, Desmond McNett, Riqui Duron and Clay Streeter each scored for the Bearcats.

The eighth grade black fell to Jacksboro 33-5. Gage Stewart scored all five points for Henrietta.

Henrietta’s seventh grade gold team fell to Jacksboro 36-20. Jacksboro took an 8-2 lead in the first quarter, and outscored Henrietta 13-5 in the second and 7-5 in the third. Both teams added eight in the fourth.

Mason Marchman led all scorers with nine points, eight coming from the field and all in the second half. Mark Gill scored four points while Weston Dowell hit a three-pointer. Travis Swenson and Cody Daniel contributed two points each.

After trailing 21-7 after the first two quarters, the Bearcats came back strong in the final half before falling.

The eighth grade gold Bearcats took a narrow 36-32 loss to Jacksboro.

In the first half, they put a lot of pressure on the visiting Tigers and held a 23-16 lead at intermission. However, the Tigers came back to outscore the Bearcats 23-10 in the second half which included a big fourth-quarter rally. Free throws were the difference in the game. The Bearcats hit eight out of 14 attempts in the first half, but got cold from the line in the second half finishing the game sinking 14-35 from the charity stripe.

“The Bearcats played very well and gave great effort before falling late in the game,” said Coach Tim Allen.

Garrett Duncan, Trey Essler and Zack Duncan had a big defensive night on the boards while Brody Offield had several steals and assists.

West led all Bearcat scorers with 12 points and Duncan had his all-around career best game with seven points. Brody Offield scored five points and Trey Essler hit three free throws before fouling out in the second half. Logan Plaster-Durham and Jordan Hanson added a field goal each while Jayson Nixon hit a free throw.


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