Jags fall to Carver

Published 12:00 am Monday, January 17, 2005

Camden – The Wilcox Central Jaguar defense couldn’t overcome the shooting of the 6A second- ranked Carver Wolverines if Montgomery.

“We didn’t know too much about Carver,” said Jaguar coach Mark Dukes. “We tried to fill them out by playing our up tempo game. They also played good inside defense.”

Carver’s tough zone defense kept Wilcox center Yamene Coleman from getting many touches inside the paint.

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They kept a body on him and when he did get the ball he got banged up.

Carver shot very well from the outside and controlled the boards on the defensive end.

“Energy was the key for us tonight,” said Wolverine coach James Jackson. “I’m surprised at how we shot tonight because we couldn’t hit the ocean in our game last night.”

The Jaguars were off and running in the 1st quarter building an early 14 – 4 lead with 1:51 showing on the clock. The quarter closed with Wilcox up 15 – 9.

The Wolverines tied the game in the 2nd quarter at 17 by scoring 8 straight points including two 3-pointers. They pumped in a total of four triples in the quarter to go ahead 27 – 22 at the half.

In the first six minutes and nine seconds of the 3rd quarter the Jaguars couldn’t hit a field goal.

Meanwhile Carver knocked down three more 3-pointers to expand its lead to 13 points with 1:51 to go in the quarter. The 3rd quarter ended with the score 39 – 28.

Wilcox Central open the fourth quarter with an 8 – 0 run, that included two 3-pointers, to cut its deficit to three.

But in the next four minutes the Wolverines outscored the Jags 11 – 2 to put the game away.

“We weren’t sure about how to defend them,” added Dukes, “so played off of them and they hit their shots. We tried to make a run in the last quarter, but a turnover cost us.”

Allen Crompton and Andrew Witherspoon netted 10 points each for the ninth-ranked Jaguars as they fall to 14 – 7 for the season.