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Lady Cobras and Dragon Boys Win Big
By Justin Fluke
Copyright: MSC Sports

It was the first home games of the season for Jackson Heights on Tuesday with a pair of games that turned into a route in the second half. 

GIRLS - Jackson Heights 59, Valley Falls 16

The Lady Cobras improved to 3-0 in the Northeast Kansas League and outscored a young Valley Falls team in every quarter to force a running clock throughout the fourth period. McKenzie McMahon scored 7 of her 11 points in the first quarter while lone senior Amaya Marlatt erupted for 10 of her 16 points in the second stanza and Kaylee Thompson then put in 11 of her game-high 19 points in the third frame to lead a balanced attack. The Lady Cobras only had a handful of turnovers and made 8 of 10 free throws improving to 3-1 overall on the season. 

Valley Falls was without the leading scorer, Makayla Yates, and had more than 20 turnovers with only two upper-classmen on varsity. Renay Meyers was one of four freshman that played varsity minutes and scored five points to led the Dragons who are now 0-3 on the season. 

BOYS = Valley Falls 57, Jackson Heights 33

That game was competitive in the first half as Jackson Heights took a couple brief leads in the second quarter. Nathan Hawk then responded with a one-handed baseline dunk then two possessions later finished a two-handed alley-opp slam to put Valley Falls ahead 28-22 at halftime. The Dragons scored the first nine points of the third quarter to stretch the lead and won that period 15-5 before coasting to the win. Hawk scored 19 points while Avery Gatzemeyer added 16 helping Valley Falls improve to 3-0 on the season. 

Jackson Heights had their five starters play all but a couple minutes in the game and wore down in the second half with lone senior Dylan Thompson pacing the Cobras with 17 points. Jason Bosley added seven as before Heights dropped to 0-2 on the campaign. 

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Kaylee Thompson of Jackson Heights and Nate Hawk from Valley Falls

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