Jays beat William Chrisman

In boys basketball action at Joplin

JOPLIN, Mo. — The Jefferson City Jays couldn’t miss.

Jefferson City hit 61 percent of its shots in a 79-60 victory against William Chrisman on Thursday night in the first round of the Kaminsky Classic.

The Jays went 25-of-41 from the field, including 9-of-13 (69 percent) from 3-point range.

O.G. Anunoby poured in 27 points for the winners on 9-of-14 shooting, including 4-of-5 from beyond the arc. He added nine rebounds. Lucas Theroff tallied 17 points, while Jake White had 15.

Jefferson City jumped out to a 20-7 advantage after one quarter before William Chrisman crept back in it. The Jays’ lead was 38-30 at halftime and 52-51 heading into the final period. A 27-9 edge in the fourth quarter made the difference.

Chris Horn led the Bears with 23 points, while Brett Pendergist added 14.

Jefferson City (6-5) will take on Webster Groves in a semifinal at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

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