Bluejay boys basketball

DOUBLE-TEAMED: Ashland-Greenwood senior Rece Kissinger drives to the basket as two Milford defenders try to stop him during the Jays’ overtime loss on Saturday. (Staff Photo by Pamela Thompson)

ASHLAND – The Ashland-Greenwood Bluejay boys basketball team lost for the first time on Saturday, falling in overtime at the hands of the Milford Eagles 48-44.

Prior to playing the Eagles the Jays rolled to a 66-44 win on the road against the Conestoga Cougars.

The Bluejays raced to a 19-5 lead after one quarter at Conestoga and cruised to the 22-point win behind 28 points from sophomore guard Cale Jacobsen.

The sophomore guard added 11 rebounds, five assists and four blocks.

“We did a good job of executing our defensive game plan. Our offense had the best rhythm of the season and that contributed to a season best eight made three-pointers and 15 assists,” said Ashland-Greenwood Coach Jacob Mohs.

Junior Aiden Lindley sank four three-pointers and finished with a career-high 14 points and added seven rebounds.

Seniors Rece Kissinger scored seven and Kyle vonRentzell added six points against the Cougars.

The Jays shot 48 percent from the field and out-rebounded the Cougars 34-21.

The Jays also finished with a season-low four turnovers.

Against Milford, the Jays scored a season-low 44 and were dealt their first loss of the season at the hands of a talented Eagles group.

AGHS managed just 17 first half points, but still found themselves tied with the Eagles going into the locker room.

The Bluejays were outscored 14-8 in the third quarter and trailed the entire second half before tying the game at 35 late in the game. The Jays got the final shot, but were unable to hit what would have been the game-winner in regulation.

Milford outscored the Jays 13-9 in the four minute overtime.

“We were all disappointed with our performance as things did not go the way we wanted. We were fortunate to have a chance to win at the end after shooting so poorly the entire game from inside the arc and outside. We had our opportunities and could not capitalize,” added Mohs.

Kissinger led the Jays in scoring with 14 points.

Jacobsen added 13 points and 10 rebounds.

The Jays will return to action on Dec. 28 when they begin play in the Ashland-Greenwood Holiday Tournament.

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