Jamestown finishes with flurry in first half, demolishes New Kent in Bay Rivers game
Each night in the Bay Rivers District can be either a round-for-round battle or a one-sided affair on the court. For the New Kent Trojans, they were the ones left laying on the mat Friday night.
Jamestown’s Eagles delivered a devastating blow with a first quarter momentum swing that resulted in a 70-40 drubbing of the homestanding Trojans.
New Kent jumped out to an early 9-2 run to kick off the contest. New Kent’s Jason Hall drew the assignment of guarding 6’8” Jamestown big man Judah Egbo. Hall used his athleticism to keep the center in check, but foul trouble forced him to the bench. From there, the Eagles began to soar.
With the hosts leading 13-8, the visitors orchestrated a 13-2 run to close out the first quarter, taking a 21-15 lead into the second. Matters didn’t get any better in the second quarter, as Egbo found himself open with a monstrous dunk that was part of an 18-4 second quarter spurt that saw Jamestown comfortably ahead 39-19. From there, Jamestown suffocated the Trojans on defense before walking out with the win.
New Kent Head Coach Garrett Ross commented about his team focusing on recovering from runs and mental mistakes.
“I knew if we played well from the start, which is what we did, it would give us a chance,” he said. “I also knew that their punch was going to come.
“We must learn how to handle the punches and there are some things today that we could change like taking care of the ball and getting back on defense,” Ross continued. “I must give credit to Jamestown. They hit some big shots to keep the momentum going and got some huge rebounds that we didn’t.”
Kevin Harris’ six points led New Kent (3-7) in the scoring column. Logan Frederick, Spencer Gilland, and Jalen Banks all contributed five points, the duo of Julius Jacobs and Jason Hall both dropped in four, Hayden Smith tossed in three, and the duo of Tyler Adkins and Zack Morse each chipped in with two.