Hungry Wildcats win fifth straight gameJanuary 11, 2019
From Herald Staff Reports
There’s no denying that the Jasper boys basketball team is hungry.
After falling 48-33 to Tell City shortly before Christmas, the Wildcats have went on a roll winning five-straight games (including two by double-digits) and continued that streak on Friday evening by defeating Washington 53-46 at the Hatchet House to improve to 4-0 in Big Eight conference play.
The Hatchets (8-4, 1-1) and Wildcats (9-2, 4-0) traded buckets for the majority of the first quarter but the Cats got the lead late in the quarter thanks to a three-point shot from Reece Milligan. Jasper led 12-9 after one quarter of play.
The two squads found themselves tied with 4:15 left to play in the first half but Jasper outscored Washington 7-2 to end the second quarter thanks to buckets from Milligan and Phillip Noblitt to pull ahead 24-19 at the break.
Jasper raced out to a double-digit lead midway through the third quarter after a shot by Jared Englert but the Hatchets weren’t going to go away quickly. A few shots later in the quarter from Washington’s Grant Niehaus trimmed Jasper’s lead to 42-33 entering the final quarter of play.
The Hatchets trimmed the Wildcat lead to as little as four points with 2:32 to play but Jackson Kabrick nailed three key free throws down the stretch while Englert grabbed some big rebounds to help the Cats hold on for the 53-46 victory.
Jared Englert led the way for Jasper with 17 points, 11 rebounds, three steals and three assists while Jackson Kabrick added 16 points and six assists. Reece Milligan also provided a major spark with 12 points (two three-pointers).
The Cats shot 42 percent from the field (20-of-48), 47 percent from the three-point line (7-of-15) and had seven steals.
Jasper will be back in action tonight for another rivalry matchup against county foe Southridge (8-4).
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