The Jimtown boys basketball team has been in every single game this season, and played right with every single team so far this season (except one). “We can play with anyone”, says head coach Marcus Moore…”we just have not been able to play with some of the teams for 4 whole quarters”. A let down here defensively, some guys get silly fouls and have to sit, turnovers that allow the other team to dictate things offensively; these are the things that have cost the Jimmies some games this season that otherwise could have been won.
On Friday, the 29th, however, the Jimmies were able to put together a full, dominating game at both ends of the court to get a much needed win versus arch-rival Bremen. The Jims ended up on the winning side of a 60-36 win over the Lions. The score was even much closer than it appeared, as Jimtown put in the reserves for much of the 4th quarter. Jimtown was red hot in the first quarter as we repeatedly got the ball inside to big-man Trevor Hobbs. Hobbs finished with 15 points on 6 out of 13 from the floor and 3 of 4 from the line. Fantastic guard play from point-guard Dylan Guldager was a big part of the equation on both ends of the floor. Guldager finished with 22 points making 8 of his 11 attempts from the floor and perfect 3 for 3 shooting from the charity stripe. Dylan was very good defensively also with great ball pressure on the Lions’ guards and also limiting Jimmie turnovers in response to Bremen attempting to pressure the ball after made baskets.
Jimtown also got great defensive and rebounding help from Sam Pawlak, Blane Bender and Jake Vicsik. Pawlak also had a two handed flush on the basket as he made a great move down the lane right to the hole.
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Sam Pawlak finished with 6 points and 3 rebounds. Jake Vicsik finished with 6 points also on 2 out 3 shooting from 3 point range. Blane Bender finished with 9 points, 3 rebounds and great defensive pressure, using his length to his advantage on on of Bremen’s top scorers.
Jimtown will be back at home the next two games as we take on Elkhart Christian on ground hog day (Feb 2nd) and then back at Cook Court for a showdown with red-hot Elkhart Central and “Team Deshone”.
A HUGE shout out to the Director Kathy Baughman and the Jimtown Pep Band that played at both the boys and girls games versus Bremen on Friday night. The atmosphere was great and even the though the girls game did not turn out the way we wanted it, with the Lady Jimmies dropping a hard fought game to the Lions, (65-46) everyone appreciated the band being there and atmosphere that was created.