Junior Yellowjackets down KIPP in district opener

Thursday, February 15, 2018
Zeke Davis of Bay goes in for an easy layup during the Junior Yellowjackets district tournament game in Earle. (DT Photo/Anthony Cossey)

Bay posted a 50-39 win over KIPP Blytheville this past Wednesday to advance to the semi-finals of the 1A/2A-10 junior high district tournament being played in Earle.

Paiton Hartley gave Bay the early 2-0 lead with a basket inside as KIPP hit a jumper in the lane to tie the game. Tyler Fraley got inside for a basket to give the Junior Yellowjackets a 4-2 lead only to see the Thunder scored the next five points to take a 7-4 lead with 4:10 left. Gunner Darby hit a jumper in the lane for Bay, KIPP answered with a jumper, Hartley hit two free throws for the Junior Yellowjackets as the Thunder scored inside to make it 11-8 KIPP. Zeke Davis hit two free throws for Bay before Hartley scored inside to give the Junior 'Jackets a 12-11 lead at the end of one.

Bay opened the second quarter with a 5-0 run as Davis scored inside, Hartley added a basket in the paint before hitting one of two free throws to make it 17-11 Junior Yellowjackets. KIPP hit a jumper in the lane, Davis scored inside for Bay as the Thunder canned a three-pointer making the score 19-16 Bay with just under a minute left in the half. Chance Arender and Darby scored back to back baskets for the Junior Yellowjackets as KIPP hit one of two free throws and had a tip in at the buzzer to make it 23-19 Bay at the half.

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