Northwood and J-M split in varsity basketball

Jordan-Matthews hosted Northwood on Saturday for some post exam week basketball. The Lady Chargers came into the game riding a ten game winning streak and had just defeated Northern Vance by forty on Friday evening, 74-34. J-M’s girls were coming off of a close loss to Carrboro on Friday 41-37.

MateenIn the previous matchup between these two teams Northwood cruised to a forty point victory over the Lady Jets. After the first quarter in Saturday’s contest it looked as if it would be another blowout as Northwood had a 19-6 lead. The game was relatively even for the remaining three quarters but Northwood still won comfortably, 68-53. Coach Vernon and his Lady Chargers improve to 16-2 on the season and host the Southern Durham Spartans on Tuesday who are undefeated in conference play.

The J-M boys entered the nightcap game with just a single blemish on their record at 16-1 while the Charges were looking for their first win since their Christmas tournament. In the boys’ previous matchup J-M defeated Northwood by just two points. This contest turned out to be a little different as the Jets won easily 69-48. J-M hosts Bartlett Yancey on Tuesday.

Girls Scoring: Northwood-Jazanae Billings 20, Kristian Eanes 15, Jazmine Atkins 14, Erika Nettles 7, Bryn Aydt 6, Kadie Snipes 2, Natalie Womble 2, Emily Nettles 1, Samaria Chance 1—–Jordan-Matthews-Az’Hia Hackney 16, Sarah Morse 11, Jocelyn Mitchell 9, Carlie Mote 8, Melanie Russell 4, Brandi Alston 3, Darian Gonzalez 2

Boys Scoring: Jordan-Matthews-Rahim Mateen 20, Rahman Mateen 16, Noah Wright 13, Khaleel Evans 12, Isaiah Stone 4, Trevor Matthews 2, Trajan Glover 1, Patrick Daniel 1—–Northwood-BJ Harrington 14, Chaz Bailey 10, Darius Horton 9, Christian Farrel 7, Gordon Brann 6, Jaquan Headen 2

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