Broad Street prevails over JFK
by Donell Maxie
Jan 22, 2014 | 2708 views | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Broad Street's B.J. Hall tries to get by JFK's Keandre Haywood during hardwood action Tuesday in Shelby. Broad Street won the game 79-63.
Broad Street's B.J. Hall tries to get by JFK's Keandre Haywood during hardwood action Tuesday in Shelby. Broad Street won the game 79-63.
SHELBY— The John F Kennedy Hornets shocked Bolivar County back in December when they upset the Broad Street Jaguars in Mound Bayou giving younger brother Kenji Peterson his first win over his older brother Karshae Peterson.

Since then the two teams squared off in the Bolivar County Basketball Tournament with the elder Peterson winning and on Tuesday the two met for the third time this season. Once again, it was Karshae and the Broad Street Jaguars coming away with a 79-63 win here at the Isaiah Peterson Gymnasium in boys hoops action.

The Jaguars improved to 8-10 with a 3-3 mark in Region 3-1A, while the Hornets fell to 4-14 overall with a 3-3 mark in the region.

The game was tightly contested early on with both teams making big shots. The Hornets relied on their pressure defense, which was successful for the team in their first victory over the Jaguars, but on this night Broad Street handled the press a lot better.

"We have been practicing a lot on our press breaker because a lot of teams in our district press a lot,” Karshae said. “Tonight, we did a great job of executing against the press and we were able to get easy layups against it. There were some things I wasn't too please with, but overall I'm proud of the way they played.”

One of the biggest challenges for the Jaguars over the past month has been the absence of key players who were out with injuries.

Having those guys back on the court is something Karshae is really excited about.

"The last couple of games have been the first time I've had everybody back and we are just starting to gel together,” Karshae said. “Even in the Shaw game and Coldwater game we looked good in spots, but weren’t all the way there. Now, we are turning the corner and we are doing it at the right time with the district tournament right around the corner.”

The Jaguars led the Hornets 59-49 going into the fourth quarter and opened the final period on a 14-4 run for a 73-53 lead.

The Hornets made a few baskets late, but by that time the game was out of reach as the Jaguars went on to win.

Michael Williams led the Jaguars with 28 points and 10 rebounds, followed by B.J. Hall with 18 points and seven assists, Flo. Robinson with nine points, six assists and six steals and Evin Bridgett and Jonathan Lyles with nine points each.

Khalil Strickland led JFK with 28 points, followed by Octavius Taylor and Fred Haywood with 10 points each and Keandre Haywood with eight points.

Broad Street will be back in action Friday in Benoit against Ray Brooks. JFK will host Coahoma Aggie on Saturday in Mound Bayou.