JHHS roundballers falls to Winnfield in season opening Jamboree

Jonesboro-Hodge tipped off their 2021-22 basketball campaign by taking on rival Winnfield in the JHHS Jamboree to mixed reviews. Playing with a skeleton squad, due to several expected major contributors still playing football and having not yet joined the team, the Tigers fell to their neighboring namesake 43-30 but head coach Allen Tew was not overly disappointed in the results.

“We could have shot the ball better and had too many turnovers but the guys played hard and gave a good effort,” said Tew, who is entering his 13th season at the helm of the boys program and a new school record 15th overall counting his two years as the head girls coach.

Ajay Tew hit three of the five shots he took from behind the arc to lead the Tigers with 15 points followed by five each from Jarrious Lumpkin and Tre Beard. Savantez Phillips and Cameron Joe would add two apiece but made their presence felt on the glass with 7 and 6 boards respectively.

After playing to a 12 all tie in the first period the Tigers managed only two points in the second quarter to go down 21-14 at the half. A slow start to the third saw Winnfield take a 38-25 lead before both teams managed to score five each in the fourth and final frame. The Tigers are slated to open their regular season on November 30th when they will host Quitman.

Lady Tigers to open season Monday at Lakeview Tourney

The debut of new head coach, Kiyyah Deloney, was put on hold for a few days as transportation problems forced JHHS to pull out of the Rayville Tournament held this past weekend. Now the season opener will be in the Lakeview Tournament this Monday evening where they will play Red River (Coushatta). On Tuesday a matchup against perineal Class 5A power Southwood from Shreveport will follow. The home opener for JHHS is scheduled for November 30th against Quitman High.

J-H Junior High girls get defensive in win over Lincoln Prep

Points were a premium as the Junior High girls allowed only one field goal in the first half and two baskets in the second to win 20-7. J. Venzant paced the Lady Tigers with six points followed by four each from L. McGuire and J. Jackson.R. Bradford, Sky Dill and S. Mallard added two each. J-H Middle improved to 6-4 on the year with the win with four games left to play.

7th and 8th grade boys struggle

In boys action it was JHMS who had the trouble scoring as both the 7th and 8th grade to it on the chin with Lincoln Prep winning the 7th grade game 49-10 and the 8th grade contest 41-21.T. Burkes scored five and J. Jefferson added four in the first game for JHMS while R. Searcy scored 11 with D. Palmer adding 6 and D. Hayes four in the nightcap. The 7th grade boys are now 4-6 on the year while the 8th graders are 3-7.


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