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Holton Gets Home Sweep Versus Jeff West
By Justin Fluke
Copyright: MSC Sports

The Holton girls and boys avenged road losses from December 19th at Jeff West as both Wildcat squads won their home games on Tuesday versus the Tigers to complete a five-game home stand. 

GIRLS = Holton 49, Jeff West 35

Holton jumped to a 9-2 lead in the first few minutes of the contest and with seven different players scoring before halftime the Lady Cats held a 22-16 lead. Holton was able to maintain the lead and pull away with a 13-5 fourth quarter to win for the third time in their last four games. 

Kaiya Taylor had a career night with 19 points including four made triples while also going 5-8 at the foul line. Holton made 13 of 22 free throws and got 10 points from Elizabeth Schuster and 8 from Natalie Willcott while improving to 6-10 on the season and 4-6 in the Big 7 League.

Jeff West turned the ball over 19 times during a stretch where they are playing three road games in three days and four games in five days total this week. Kinley Stones had 9 points and Ella Dickey had 8 but the Tigers missed several open high percentage shots in the first half before falling to 6-9 on the season and 4-6 in league play. 

BOYS = Holton 50, Jeff West 40 

Jeff West led 6-3 at the end of the first quarter and it was Holton ahead 13-11 at halftime. However, both teams starting hitting shots and got into a better flow in the final two quarters.  Jeff West took their biggest lead of the game 31-24 before the Wildcats answered with a 9-0 run including three-pointers from sophomore's Korben Fox and Kerrick Dedoner. Holton was able to hold onto the lead by making all 10 of their free throws attempted in the final period and 15 of 20 for the game.

Brayden Peek scored 22 points and Bodie Dillon had 8 of his 11 in the fourth quarter while Fox went 6-6 from the charity stipe in the final minutes to finish with 8 points and help secure the win. Holton had lost five of their last six, but improves to 5-11 overall and 4-6 in Big 7 play.

Jeff West was led by Cooper Watkins with 11 points and Gage Galle had just 10 after posting 25 in the first meeting against Holton. The Tigers had 16 turnovers and went just 3 of 7 at the foul-line in dropping their fifth straight game to stand at 5-10 overall and 3-7 in league play.  

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