Six senior boys and three girls basketball players, along with Lajavion Nichols, who would have been a member of the class were it not for a tragic auto accident that took his life, were honored at Senior Night this past Friday at Jonesboro-Hodge High School. Thie event took place prior to the girls and boys final district 3-2A game of the season against Many.
Girls being recognized were cheerleader Alaycia Kamil Caldwell, basketball player Kaelin Palmer, basketball player Sydney Malone and basketball player Ajoriana Hoggro. Boys being honored were Savantez Phillips, Ajay Tew, Cameron Leonard, Zion Gray, Edward “Tre” Beard and Jarrius Lumpkin, all varsity basketball players.
Following the ceremony Jonesboro-Hodge lost both games against Many with the girls falling 66-30 and the boys losing by a 44-43 score. With the school record 17th loss in a row, the Lady Tigers end their season with a 3-23 overall record and 0-10 in district 3-2A play, failing to qualify for the playoffs . The JHHS boys team dropped to 9-14 overall and 3-6 in district, while dropping to #17 in the most recent power ratings.
Many 44 JHHS 43 (boys): Jarrius Lumpkin and Ajay Tew hit three pointers and Savantez Phillips scored six points in the final quarter but it wasn’t enough to overcome a four point deficit as JHHS fell for the fourth time in a row. Many, who didn’t qualify for the playoffs won their first district game of the season and snapped a 17 game losing streak closes the season by winning their first and last game with 17 losses in between.
Lumpkin led the Tigers in scoring with 12 followed by 10 from Tew and 8 from Phillips. Zion Gray scored 5, Cameron Leonard tallied three and both Symeon Malone and ZaMarrion Palmer made a first quarter basket. Edward “Tre” Beard made a free throw to round out the Tigers scoring. Jakolby Jones scored 17 followed by Cam Medlock with 11
|JHHS (9-14, 3-6)||12||7||9||15||43|
|Many (2-17, 1-9)||13||10||8||13||44|
MHS scoring: Jones 17, Medlock 11, Williams 6, Law 4, Reynolds 2, Aldredge 2, McLendon 2
Many 64 JHHS 30 (girls) Many raced to a 30-10 first half lead and then made 20-29 free throws in the second half to send JHHS to a school record 17th straight loss that includes 10 consecutive district 3-2A defeats. Tyya Davis scored 10 followed by Jalenya Jackson with nine. Ajoriana Hoggro contributed seven and Sydney Malone closed out her high school career with four. Jacobs led Many with 29 points with Holder scoring 15 and Carter adding 11 to lift Many to a 3-7 district record and 10-19 overall.
|JHHS (3-23, 0-10)||4||6||17||3||30|
|Many (10-19, 3-7)||15||15||15||19||64|
Many scoring: Jacobs 29, Holder 15, Carter 11, Jackson 5, Williams 5, Millers 1
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