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PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: TJ boys and Nevada girls earn wins; TJ girls fall in overtime

SoMo Sports staff reports


Thomas Jefferson bounced back from its first loss of the season by starting white hot and separating itself from Everton early in a 67-13 win on Tuesday.

After a tough loss to Diamond on Monday, the Cavaliers bounced back in a big way, wasting no time taking it to the Tigers to the tune of a 33-3 first quarter. With the game firmly in hand with a halftime lead of 41-9, Thomas Jefferson put the game away in the third quarter after outscoring Everton 18-2 to force a running clock in the final eight minutes.

The boys came out with great intensity early,” Thomas Jefferson coach Chris Myers said to SoMo Sports. “After a tough loss last night, we wanted to focus on working hard to improve in the areas we have to get better in. I thought our kids did a good job of that tonight. We know we aren’t where we need or want to be yet, so the goal is to keep working to get there. We are excited to face a very good Lockwood team next week in our final game before the break.”

The Cavaliers, who won the Gem City Classic on Saturday, improved to 6-1 on the season with the win.

Jay Ball led Thomas Jefferson in scoring with 18 points to go along with a team-high 12 rebounds and two blocks to finish with a double-double. Caden Myers added 13 points, five steals and three assists. Drew Goodhope finished in double figures with 12 points, while Jake Jarrett added seven points. Tyler Brouhard had six points, four steals and four assists.

Thomas Jefferson is at Lockwood on Dec. 13.



The Thomas Jefferson girls saw a 12-point lead evaporate in the fourth quarter with Everton going on to win in overtime 49-45.

The Cavaliers (0-4) held a 12-11 lead going into the second period before outscoring the Tigers 12-2 to take a 24-13 lead into the locker room. Trailing 32-20 heading into the fourth quarter, Everton outscored Thomas Jefferson 22-10 to force an overtime period, closing out the comeback big 7-3.

Jazzmenn Loney scored 32 points, including two 3-pointers, to lead Everton. Ezra Wood and Kenzie Sartin each had six.

Gabbi Hiebert led Thomas Jefferson with 13 points, including one 3-pointer, while Presley Long added nine and Nico Carlson eight. Sara Mueller finished with seven points, while Tannah and Lannah Grigg each had four.

Thomas Jefferson is at Lockwood on Dec. 13.



PITTSBURG, Kan. — Clara Swearingen scored 18 points to lead Nevada’s girls to a non-conference victory over the Purple Dragons.

The Tigers (4-1) also received 11 points from Abbey Heathman and nine points from Maddy Majors.

Jacqueline Hall scored 15 points for Pittsburg. 

Nevada doubled up Pittsburg in the first quarter, 16-8. But at the break, the Tigers were only up 28-25. 

The visitors used a 10-4 third period to pull away at 38-29. Nevada outscored Pittsburg 15-9 in the final frame.

Nevada is at Clinton on Thursday. 


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