Jackson Prep sweeps Adams Christian

Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 8, 2000

Jackson Prep’s Lady Patriots have not been using the full court press much this year.

They couldn’t have picked a better time Saturday, forcing Adams County Christian School into several first half turnovers on its way to a 58-40 win.

&uot;We haven’t been using the press, but we wanted to pick up the tempo,&uot; said Jackson Prep head coach Jerry Browning. &uot;We’re not very big. And we lost eight seniors from last year and start two sophomores.&uot;

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The Lady Patriots led the Lady Rebels 14-8 after one period of play.

&uot;They came out fired up, and we just kind of walked out there,&uot; said AC&160;head coach Bruce Pickle. &uot;We’ve got to know how to play with a sense of urgency.&uot;

Prep outscored AC 17-7 in the second quarter for a 31-15 advantage.

&uot;I don’t understand why we have so much trouble with the press, besides people just standing still,&uot; Pickle said. &uot;The second half we played much better.&uot;

The Lady Rebels cut the lead to eight in the final period before Prep pulled back ahead in double figures for the remainder of the game.

&uot;We got down and had to work so hard to get back in it,&uot; Pickle said.

Helen Moss led Jackson Prep with 19 points. Meghan Odom added 10.

Laurie Davis led AC&160;with 12, while Katie Anders added nine.

The Lady Rebels fell to 13-8 overall and 2-2 in South AAAA&160;play.

&uot;We’re still right in the hunt,&uot; Pickle said. &uot;We have a good chance against anybody when everybody plays well.&uot;

Jackson Prep improved to 13-7 overall and 3-0 in district play.

&uot;AC has a good team,&uot; Browning said. &uot;They are well coached. When you play here it’s always tough.&uot;

In the boys contest, AC answered Prep’s baskets early, trailing 10-6. But the Patriots went on a 10-0 run to pull ahead 20-6.

The Patriots led 23-10 after one period of play.

Jackson Prep outscored AC 10-5 in the second period for a 33-15 halftime advantage.

The Patriots, 19-5, outscored the Rebels in the third period 21-8 and won the final period 18-4.

John Saxon led Jackson Prep with 12 points, while Andrew Wilson added 10.

Prep had 11 players contribute to the scoring.

ACCS was led by Ryan Davis with nine points.

The Rebels play at Parklane next Friday before returning home for a contest with Centreville next Saturday.