Written by Stacy Atkison
Published under News
January 31, 2009
These stories contributed by Wade Jennings.
The 2009 Rogersville Tournament kicked off Thursday evening despite a wintery week and no school. We don’t have details on the game but we do know the Jays fell to Chadwick 67-69 in overtime in the first round. From what I heard the Jays had a sizeable lead in the game only to let it slip away late.
Friday night’s matchup found Marshfield facing Republic for the second time in a month. It was close the first time they met and this was no different. Marshfield started off slow in the game with the score for the first quarter being 24-10. Marshfield chose man-to-man defense through most of the first half and switched to zone halfway through the second quarter. Zone seemed to work for the most part but the Jays trailed 38-25 at the half. The second half showed some progress when Marshfield started to press at 5:25 midway through the third, with the score at the end of the third quarter being 52-41. The fourth quarter seemed to favor the Jays when at the 2:16 mark Jarrod Greenlee hit a big three to get the Jays within two at 56-54. The match would get as close as one point with 1:54 left in the game when fouls would take over. With 55.9 seconds senior Cameron Keenan would go to the line and make the front side of two free throws making the score 59-56 Republic. But the Tigers of Republic would take this one with a final score of 61-63. They will play either West Plains or Camdenton Saturday afternoon at 2:30 to cap off the tourney. Below is the scoring for the Marshfield/Republic matchup.
Jerrod Greenley and Utah Findley led the Jays scoring with each contributing 17points.
Charlie Williams had 13 points and 2 blocks
Ty Diehl added 6 points
Cameron Keenan had7 points
and Brady Taylor added 1
Saturday Jays 69 West Plains 63
The Jays went out on a good note in the Rogersville tournament on Saturday winning 69-63 against West Plains to claim a 7th place finish. Not really an eventful game until midway through the fourth quarter. The Zizzers got within three with seven minutes to go, and actually tied it with a big three with a little over five minutes to go in the contest. Freshman Jared Greenlee went to the line with 11.9 seconds to go and made it a four point game. Senior Cameron Keenan went to the line with 2.9 Seconds to go and sealed the deal for the Jays. Below are stats for Saturdays game.
Ty Diehl 8 pts 1 Reb
Jared Greenlee 28 pts 6 Reb 2 Steals
Charlie Williams 15 pts 8 Reb
Utah Findley 7 pts 1 Reb
Cameron Kennan 4 pts 2 Reb 2 Steals
Brady Taylor 7 pts 1 Reb
Scott Ragsdale 1 Reb