J-Hawks battle it out in post-seasonBy Micah Knebel
The Jesup J-Hawk boys earned a 90-55 victory in their district substate basketball opener at home on Feb. 15.
Jesup (11-10) led Oelwein (4-17) by seven points at halftime. Their biggest break away came in the third when the J-Hawks brought the game to a 68-40 conclusion.
Jack Miller led the J-Hawks in scoring with 21 points, followed by Corbin Fuelling with 20, and Carson Lienau with 18.
Lienau once again led Jesup for rebounds with 12, followed by Brodie Kresser with seven, and Corbin Fuelling with five. Parker McHone had 14 assists.
The Jesup girls (13-8) faced MFL-Mar-Mac (15-6) at home on Feb. 16 for their regional quarterfinal.
The Lady J-Hawks held a seven-point lead coming out of the second quarter. The Bulldogs fought back in the second to bring the game to a tie of 23-23.
MFL-Mar-Mac snagged 15 points to Jesup’s 11 in the third, giving them a four point advantage. It was in the fourth that the Bulldogs sealed their win of 56-44, ending Jesup’s basketball season.
Jesup’s top scorers were Amanda Treptow with 13 points, followed by Natalie O’Connor and Jacie Lange with eight each.
Laney Pilcher had 10 of the team’s 32 rebounds. Both Alexis Larson and Treptow had three assists.
The J-Hawks ended the season with a record of 13-9.
Against Beckman Catholic
The Jesup boys faced off against Beckman Catholic on the Trailblazer’s home court in the substate second round on Feb. 18.
Jesup led by three at the end of the first quarter. By the second, Beckman Catholic had pushed ahead by a single point.
Jesup took the lead back in the third by another one-point difference.
In the fourth, the Trailblazers scored 12 points to the J-Hawks 11, bringing the game to 50-50. The Trailblazers took the final win in overtime with a score of 58-54.
Jesup had three double-digit scorers in Brodie Kresser with 17 points, Parker McHone with 14, and Carson Lienau with 12. McHone was three for four in his three-point attempts. Kresser landed another two.
Lienau led the team in rebounds with eight of its 26. Lienau also had six of the team’s nine assists.
The J-Hawks ended their season with a record 12-11.