Jaguars Squeak Out Win Over Warriors

The Washington Jaguars avenged a home loss earlier in the season when they beat the Pocomoke Warriors in their second meeting on Tuesday night 71-68.

The game started off sloppy, with multiple turnovers and missed lay-ups by both teams. Jemir Jones’ 6 points pushed Washington to a 18-16 lead after one quarter. The teams would begin to pick up the pace, and trade buckets in the second. Washington held a 38-37 lead with six seconds to go until Warriors’ senior guard Trevon Brown hit a three just before the buzzer sounded, to give Pocomoke a 40-38 lead going into the half.

The third quarter presented problems for Pocomoke. With Washington coming out firing, the Warriors came out cold. Pocomoke scored just 12 points in the third, their lowest quarter total in the game, with Washington coming out of the third quarter with a 4 point lead. In the fourth, Washington would find a reliable hand in the form of Deshawn Parks. Parks would score 5 of his team-high 18 points in the fourth, including a crucial lay-in to put Washington up three after a Pocomoke turnover.The Warriors would have one more chance with 20 seconds remaining, down three, before Parks came up with the game winning steal, and the Jags ran out the clock.

Parks and four other Jags finished in double figures for Washington. Shakur Cottman’s 13, along with 10 a piece from Kamryn Somers, Montraz Oliver, and Jemir Jones paced WHS. For Pocomoke, Dajour Mills scored a game-high 20, while fellow senior Trevon Brown added 16 in the loss.

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