After struggling in previous games, the JCHS Boys Basketball Team played inspired and as a result came out with a big win.
The Unaka Rangers were no match for a Longhorn team playing without two starters in a 63-43 JCHS triumph at Shoun Gym Monday night.
With Cody Greer and Wade Tugman out of the lineup, everyone else stepped up and played well.
The Longhorns raced out to a 31-20 halftime lead and then continued to increase it throughout the second half.
“Unaka didn’t play well tonight, but I thought we defended and we rebounded well,” JCHS head coach Austin Atwood said. “We limited them to one shot and for the most part we did well in our transition offense. Our transition offense was pretty good against a team that likes to defend in transition.”
In the second half, Austin Humphrey was able to get some big rebounds and Jimmy Arnold played very solid.
“Austin did a super job of rebounding on the back side and picked up a lot of trash points, which is what we need to have from him,” Atwood said. “Jimmy did all he can do for us. He sliced through the defense a little bit and made some super passes. He knocked down that little jumper on the inbounds play. If we can get that out of Jimmy every night that makes us that much better.”

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