Published 10:30 am Wednesday, March 2, 2022
West Jessamine Boys Basketball
Not only were the Colts able to host the 46th District Tournament this week, they came out as champions following wins against Burgin (3-27) and Mercer County (16-13). In the first game, they took down the Bulldogs 73-37 behind 22 points from Daniel Waters and 19 from Brett Bush. Waters also led with 9 rebounds. A few nights later, despite trailing by 3 points at the half, they came back to defeat Mercer County 59-44. Hogan Price led with 23 points while Drew Marshall had 7 rebounds.
This week, the Colts (19-12) will be at Pulaski for the 12th Region Tournament. They’ll start by taking on Boyle County (22-7) on Thursday. The winner will go on to play Sunday against the winner of a matchup between host Pulaski County (28-2) and Wayne County (14-17) in a semifinal matchup. The championship game takes place Sunday night at 7:00 pm.
West Jessamine Girls Basketball
Last week, the Lady Colts hosted the 46th District Tournament. In their first matchup, they came out on top against East Jessamine (13-16) by the score of 60-51. Anaya Chestnut led the way with 19 points, while both Claire Marshall and Aaliyah Edenstrom had 7 rebounds.
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In the championship game, they came up short against Mercer County (22-7) by a 67-42 final. Katie Mastin and Chestnut tied with 8 rebounds, while 7 rebounds were added from Edenstrom.
This upcoming week, the Lady Colts (21-9) will participate in the 12 th Region Tournament at Lincoln County. On Monday night, they’ll take on Southwestern (22-7). The winner of this matchup goes on to play the victor of a contest between Somerset (18-10) and Danville Christian (18-8) on Friday night at 6:30 pm. The championship game will take place one day later.
East Jessamine Boys Basketball
This week, the Jaguars’ season came to an end following a 57-33 loss to Mercer County at the 12th District Championship at West Jessamine High School. Hayden Frazier led the way offensively and defensively with both 13 points and 7 rebounds. They finish with a record of 4-26. Seniors Turner Shouse, Brycen Hubbard, and Alex Martinez played their final games, while players such as Frazier, Isaiah Daniel, and Nicholas Thompson will return next season.