WHITE OAK - The light came on for the Bluejacket girls in the second half of Tuesday's game with White Oak. But it was too little, too late as the Lady Chieftains dropped a 38-35 decision.
“We just didn't play well in the first half,” Bluejacket coach Ronnie Simmons said. “If we had played better, we would have won. The girls just decided to play in the second half.”
White Oak claimed a 42-28 victory in the boys' game.
White Oak jumped out to an 11-7 lead in the first quarter of the girls' game, then coasted into the half with a 26-14 advantage. The Lady Chieftains attempted only seven shots in the first half, connecting on only three.
Bluejacket got on track in the third quarter, outscoring the hosts 12-9. Then over the final eight minutes, the Lady Chieftains held a 14-6 edge to get back to within three points.
“The girls just started thinking they could do it when they got closer,” Simmons said. “If it wasn't for all the turnovers, we would have been OK.”
Kali Winfrey and Hali Swiatkowski scored 12 and 11 points, respectively, for the Lady Chieftains.
Tiffany Isaac had 10 points for White Oak.
White Oak boys 42, Bluejacket 28
The Ranchers jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the first quarter and never looked back.
White Oak was up 24-5 at intermission, then stretched that to 36-14 heading into the final stanza.
The Chieftains created the final margin with a 14-6 margin in the fourth.
Craig Root's 11 points headed up the scoring for Bluejacket.
Bluejacket travels to Afton Saturday night for make-up games.