JACKSON CENTER — The Jackson Center girls snapped a two-game losing streak with a strong second half effort Wednesday night at home against Lehman, the final score being 39-25.
The win put the Lady Tigers at 7-2 on the year going into a game at Minster Monday.
Lehman falls to 4-6 and hosts Riverside in conference play Jan. 7.
Jackson Center led just 17-15 at the half, but the final two periods were all Lady Tigers. They outscored the Lady Cavs 10-4 in the third quarter and 12-6 in the final period to pull away
“Defensive pressure,” responded Jackson coach Scott Doseck when asked the difference in the two halves. “Plus we hit our free throws in the second half.”
The Lady Tigers dropped in 14 for 17 from the line in the second half, with Peyton Esser leading the way. She had 10 points to lead her team in scoring and was 8 for 9 from the line in the second half. She also had four steals.
Cassie Meyer had four assists and three steals to go with her six points, and Kennadie Reese led the team with five steals. Vanessa Winner added nine points.
Lehman was led in scoring by Kassie Lee with seven.
Lehman (25) — Edwards 3, O’Leary 3, Monnin 4, Lee 7, Fogt 6, Rego 2.
Jackson (37) — Reese 6, Esser 10, Elchert 4, C. Meyer 6, Fogt 3, Winner 9, Clark 1.
Score by quarters:
Lehman—10 15 19 25
Jackson—10 17 27 39
Three-pointers: Lehman 0, JC 1 (Winner).
Records: JC 7-2, Lehman 4-6.
Reserve score: JC 33, Lehman 15.