Panthers back on winning track

Published 10:01 pm Monday, December 19, 2011

High flying: Maplesville’s Devonte Morrow (with ball) goes up for a shot during Monday’s game but is defended by Jemison’s Jacob Bass (14). The host Panthers won, 62-35.

Jemison’s boys basketball team pulled away from Maplesville in the second quarter Monday for a 62-35 win.

The home victory was a nice way for JHS to end the first half of the season. Jemison won its first six games but then lost two in a row.

Now, they head into the holiday break with some confidence and momentum.

The Panthers (7-2) led 14-7 after one quarter, but visiting MHS was within striking distance until Jemison’s Austin Lovette scored five consecutive points—including a three-pointer—to close the second half

The Red Devils (3-4) never threatened in the second half of the game at Jemison’s Alton Cobb Gymnasium.

Jemison’s Tre Bryant and Eddie Hubbard shared honors of leading scorer with 13 points each.

Bryant also had three assists.

Jeremiah Gates chipped in 12 points and five rebounds.

Anthony Johnson led Maplesville with 12 points.