January 29, 2015 Issue
Jags split two region games

From Staff Reports

The Jaguars of Thomas Jefferson split this week against rival opponents Alleluia of Augusta and John Hancock in Sparta. The Jags were defeated 66-28 by Alleluia at home. The Angels hit 10 three-pointers as their run-and-go offense was too much for TJ to overcome. TJ could not buy a bucket as they shot a horrific 11-of-55 from the floor and had 22 turnovers.

Senior forward Cole Godowns led the team with 12 points and nine boards. Junior guard Zack Davis had a solid game with five points, four rebounds, four steals and three assists.


Two nights later, Thomas Jefferson won 43-39 over JHA. The Rebels led 22-15 at halftime as the Jaguars were struggling to score. TJA adjusted at the half and went man-to-man to start the second half causing the game to change in the Jags favor. The Jaguars outscored John Hancock 28-17 in the second half including a 22-5 run in the third quarter.

Senior Zeke Sammons went off in the second half scoring 13 of his 18 points, including three from downtown. Davis scored all seven of his points in the second frame as well. Senior William Hendricks continued to be a catalyst off the bench for the Jaguars, nailing three threes and grabbing 12 rebounds in the contest.

The Jaguars move to 4-8 overall, 2-2 in the region and are in third place. Thomas Jefferson has a busy week ahead as they face off against Edmund Burke Tuesday night, Westminster Christian of Watkinsville Thursday night, region foe Nat Green Friday night and Briarwood Saturday afternoon.

Lady Jags lead region

From Staff Reports

TJA’s Lady Jaguars won three region games over the past week to take an early lead in the GICAA East Region standings. TJA defeated Nathanael Greene 63-30, Alleluia Community School 60-21 and John Hancock 61-37.

The Lady Jags’ victory over Nathanael Greene was sparked by Abigail Haythorn’s career-high 20 point scoring effort. Haythorn also added a game-high nine rebounds while sophomore point guard Mary Salter handed out a career-best 11 assists. Lindsey Sammons contributed nine points, seven rebounds and nine assists.

TJA hosted Alleluia Community School last Tuesday and took control early, racing to a 13-3 first quarter lead and a 30-8 halftime margin. Three Lady Jaguars posted double figure scoring totals led by Logan Johnson’s career-high 23 points. Abigail Haythorn and Lindsey Sammons added 12 and 10 points, respectively. Mary Salter led TJA in assists (five) and steals (five) while Haythorn and Ansley Lamb were the rebounding leaders with nine and eight respectively.

The Lady Jags completed the week with a 61-37 win at John Hancock, improving their season record to 11-2; 4-0 in region play. Allie Hughes ended a scoring slump with 19 points to lead TJA, while Abigail Haythorn posted 14 points and Logan Johnson added 11. Haythorn added a game-high 14 rebounds to complete her “double-double” while Ansley Lamb added 12 boards. Lindsey Sammons handed out a game-high six assists, while Huges and Johnson had four steals apiece to lead TJA in that category.


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