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Jackson Heights Girls and JCN Boys Win NEKL Matchups
By Justin Fluke
Copyright: MSC Sports
02/05/2020

It was a NEKL rematch from the first games of this high school baskeball season on Tuesday night and both contest were highly competitive in front of a packed house of green.  

GIRLS = Jackson Heights 38, JCN 25

Jackson Heights pulled even with JCN a top the league standings by handing the #4 ranked Chargers their first loss of the season. It was the first half that decided the game as the Lady Cobras built a 20-point margin and led 25-7 at halftime.  JCN made only two field goals in the first half and had 11 turnovers while senior star Josie Weishaar was held scoreless.  

Jackson Heights only made two field goals the entire second half but connected on 12 of 19 free throws for the game and 7 of 11 in the  fourth quarter to secure the win. The Chargers never got any closer than eight points despite 17 second half points from Weishaar.  No other JCN player had more than three points in the loss as they fell to 12-1 on the season with their lowest scoring output by far.  Coming off their home tournament championship last week, the Chargers also played without their 15th year head coach as Steve Noll was home with the flu.  

Jodi White made 5 of 6 at the line in the final minute to finish with eight points while Grace Roles added eight points before fouling out. However, it was senior star Kylie Dohl that set the tone early in the game with 10 first quarter points including a couple triples. Dohl went on to score 15 points as Jackson Heights improved to 10-2 overall and 7-1 in the NEKL. 

BOYS = JCN 47, Jackson Heights 35

This game saw three ties and five lead changes in the first half with Jackson Heights ahead 11-7 after one period and still up 22-20 at the break. JCN used a 10-0 run to start the third quarter and take the biggest lead of the game 30-22, before Dylan Thompson hit back-to-back treys to pull the Cobras back within two points. JCN still outscored Jackson Heights 27-13 in the second half to complete the season sweep with a road win. 

JCN made 17 of 21 free throws and was led by Emmett Jobbins with 20 points including a trio of three-pointers. James Kramer added 12 points for the Chargers who improved to 9-4 overall and 6-3 in the NEKL.  

All but four Jackson Heights points were scored by just two players as Thompson scored 16 and hit all four treys for the Cobras and Joel Kennedy scored 15.  JH is now 3-9 overall and 3-5 in the league after struggling with 12 of their 19 turnovers in the second half.  

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Kylie Dohl of Jackson Heights and Emmett Jobbins of JCN


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