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Jackson Heights Sweeps Horton to Stay A Top NEKL at 7-1
By Justin Fluke
Copyright: MSC Sports

1039 KNZA Broadcast - Jackson Heights at Horton - click here to listen (Girls | Boys)

Both Jackson Heights teamed improved to 7-1 and stayed a top the Northeast Kansas League with wins at Horton's Snowball night on Friday.  It was just the second road games of the season for the Cobras.  

GIRLS = Jackson Heights 33, Horton 30

It was another defensive slugfest with both teams playing aggressive and with a lot of purpose and intensity on Friday night in Horton.  However, in the first meeting of the season, the Jackson Heights girls bounced back from their only loss of the season and held on for the road win. 

Kylie Dohl scored the first 11 points for Jackson Heights and finished with 17 points after making two free throws with 10 seconds left for the final margin.  Dohl added 11 rebounds and 4 steals with a couple blocks while Amaya Marlatt chipped in seven points to help the Cobras overcome 23 turnovers in the contest.  Jackson Heights kept pace a top the Northeast Kansas League improving to 7-1 on the season and will next host St. Mary’s on January 19th.   

Horton got a trey from Kaitlyn McAfee to take an 18-17 lead starting the second half, but would never lead again as they were living and dying by the long-shot.  McAfee made four behind the arc to score a team high 12 points, but the Chargers were 5-20 as a team from long range.  Horton also made just 3-9 at the charity stripe in suffering their third straight loss.  The Chargers will take next week off with a record of 4-5.

 

BOYS = Jackson Heights 46, Horton 28

Both teams really struggled to score the basketball, but especially Horton who made only two field goals and trailed 17-7 at halftime.  The Chargers got half their points in the fourth quarter as reserves came on, including Tyran Banks who hit two treys to led the team in scoring with six points.  Horton had 17 turnovers and fell to 2-7 on the season before heading to Seneca Tuesday for the Thunder Classic where they open play at 3:00 PM against #2 seed St. Mary’s on KNZA 103.9 FM. 

Jackson Heights was just 2-16 from three-point land, but never trailed in the game with good defense and finished with a 20 point fourth quarter to pull away from a 26-14 lead.  Braden Dohl registered a double-double with several offensive rebounds and put backs that got him to a 20 point night.  Lane Thomas added nine as the Cobras won their sixth straight game improving to 7-1 on the year.  JH is the #3 seed and plays Falls City in the opening round of the Thunder Classic in Seneca on Tuesday at 5 PM with live coverage on KNZA 103.9 FM. 

Citizens State Bank and Trust Company of Hiawatha “Players to Bank On:”

Kylie Dohl and Braden Dohl of Jackson Heights


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