Monday, December 7, 2015

Josey defends its home court with win over Cross Creek




Donald Jordan watches one of his 5 threes fall in Saturday's win.
Josey looked as good as advertised in Saturday's 68-60 home win over Cross Creek. Senior Donald Jordan led all scorers with 24 points, including 5 three pointers, and the Eagles held off a late Cross Creek surge, securing the victory when senior Khalon Whitley deflected a pass and scored with less than two minutes remaining to give his team a 61-57 lead.

Jordan scored 9 second quarter points to help establish a 35-27 halftime lead. And he followed with an eight point second half spurt that gave the Eagles a 56-44 fourth quarter advantage before Moses Jones and Artis Chapman led a 10-0 Cross Creek run that cut Josey's lead to two with less than three minutes remaining.

Artis Chapman led Cross Creek with 17 points Saturday.
Chapman and Jones led the Razorbacks with 17 and 16 points, respectively.

I've reported a lot recently about impressive showings by Laney, Richmond, and Butler, who have played each other in three highly entertaining games in the past 10 days. But I also wrote in the high school edition of my "November's Notes" series, that Josey will have its say in the conversation about which team is our area's best. Saturday's game, which was my first look at this season's Eagles squad, made me confident that I finally got a prediction correct!

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