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Jays fall to Jennings in Blue Springs South Tournament

Jays fall to Jennings in Blue Springs South Tournament

December 7th, 2018 by News Tribune in Sports Prep

BLUE SPRINGS — The Jefferson City Jays kept it close for three quarters against the fourth-ranked team in Class 4, but the Jennings Warriors built a comfortable lead late and defeated the Jays 69-60 on Thursday in the Blue Springs South Tournament.

Jefferson City led late in the first quarter before Jennings knocked down a 3-pointer at the buzzer to take a 12-10 advantage.

The Warriors were up 27-25 at halftime, 43-38 after the third quarter and got their lead to 13 with about a minute left.

Brennan Jeffries paced the Jays with 18 points. Sterling DeSha and Kaidyn Johnson each scored 12 points.

Jefferson City (2-2) will face Blue Springs at 4 p.m. today in the loser's bracket semifinals.

Bentonville, Ark., defeated Blue Springs 74-35 Thursday.