The Andrew Jackson Volunteers faced off against some fierce competition at the Annual Comporium Christmas Classic Invitational was held on Friday the 29th, and Saturday the 30th at Andrew Jackson High School. The Lady Vols secured a runner up title with one win and one loss. The Volunteer Boys lost both of their games. Five teams competed in a total of 8 games were played over two days.
In the Friday afternoon game, the Andrew Jackson Lady Vols took on York Prep and won 51-42.
The Lady Vols had the lead at the end of the first quarter 12-11. They maintained the lead to halftime 27-17. At the end of 3 quarters AJ maintained the lead 38-28. The final score was 51-42.
Danielle Ussery was lead scorer for AJ with 23 points and 4 treys. Raegan Brewer added 10 points and 3 treys. Iesha Williams had 8, Caroline Wrenn, Osha Black each had 4 points, Mackenzie Marshall, and Maddie Catoe each added one point.
The Lady Vols had 20 team fouls and 18 turnovers, York Prep had 21 team fouls with 23 turnovers.
York Prep lead scorer was Jermany Mapp with 21points
In the girl’s championship game, Andrew Jackson Lady Vols faced off against Cuthbertson and lost 47-12
The game began with the Lady Vols trailing 0-13 at the end of one quarter. Cuthbertson continued to lead at the half 25-6. The Cuthbertson lead extended to 42-9 at the end of three. Final score was Cuthbertson 47 to AJ 12.
Andrew Jackson lead scorers were Raegan Brewer and Danielle Ussery with 5 points each and on trey each. Mackenzie Marshall had 2 points.
Andrew Jackson had 11 team fouls, and 22 turnovers. Cuthbertson had 11 team fouls with 15 turnovers.
“Today we just did not play our game, we let turnovers beat us. We got low and it was hard to get out of the rut.” Said ShaRon Robertson, coach for Lady Vols.
Lead scorer for Cuthbertson was Lillian Anderson with 16 points
In the Friday night boys match, The Andrew Jackson Volunteers took on York Prep. The Vols lost the match, 80-68. York Prep took the lead in the first quarter with a score of 18-13. At the half, York Prep continued to lead 44-26. The Third Quarter saw the lead remain with York Prep, 59-51. The final score was York Prep 80 to Andrew Jackson 68.
Andrew Jackson scorers were Jamie Hinson had 30 points with 5 treys, OJ White had 15 points. Darrien Wright had 7. Joey Walters, Shieme Ricks each had 3 points. Morgan Truesdale, John Robinson, Josh Adams, Zach Aldridges and Griffin Gardner each had 2.
AJ had 28 team fouls and 12 turnovers, York Prep had 26 team fouls and 14 turnovers. A. Thompson was lead scorer for York Prep with 14 points.
The Andrew Jackson Volunteer Boys played the Chester team in the consolation game and lost 65-46.
Chester took the lead in the first quarter 22-10. At the half, the Vols trailed Chester 43-19. Chester kept the lead through three quarters 53-27, and won with a final score of 65-46
Andrew Jackson scorers were Jamie Hinson with 20 points with 2 treys. OJ White had 7 points, Cam Vincent added 5, and Joey Walters 4, Josh Adams and Dalton McKittrick added 2 each.
Andrew Jackson had 16 team fouls and 10 turnovers, and Chester had 20 team fouls with 11 turnovers.
AJ Coach Danny Wright said. “We are still young, this was only our fifth game of the season. The guys still have a lot to work on. I am proud of their efforts and we will keep working hard.”