Jays defeat Sedalia Smith-Cotton

Jack Young, who scored a game-high 19 points, directs traffic Tuesday during Jefferson City’s win over Sedalia Smith-Cotton in the Class 5 District 9 Tournament at Fleming Fieldhouse.

Jack Young, who scored a game-high 19 points, directs traffic Tuesday during Jefferson City’s win over Sedalia Smith-Cotton in the Class 5 District 9 Tournament at Fleming Fieldhouse. Photo by Deborah Cote.

It’s not a common sight at this time of year, but it’s a welcome one.

Thanks to a great start, the Jefferson City Jays enjoyed a running clock for almost all of the fourth quarter Tuesday night while ripping the Sedalia Smith-Cotton Tigers 57-29 in the semifinals of the Class 5 District 9 Tournament.

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The mercy rule came into effect just six seconds into the final period.

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