Colorado High School Basketball - Jefferson Academy topped by ManualJanuary 17, 2020: Denver, CO 80205
The Jefferson Academy Jaguars basketball team (Broomfield, CO), went down 68-57 in Friday's league test with the host Manual Thunderbolts (Denver, CO)
The Thunderbolts (4-5) will now prepare for their test against Kent Denver (Englewood, CO). The Sun Devils go into the 3A Metro test with a 5-4 record. In their last test, Kent Denver notched a victory over Peak to Peak (Lafayette, CO), 79-48, in a league test.
The Jaguars now own a 9-2 record. They play next when they travel to Prospect Ridge Academy for a 3A Metro test on Tuesday, January 21. Jefferson Academy will encounter a Miners squad coming off a 34-32 non-league win over Arvada (Arvada, CO). The Miners record now stands at 2-8.
First Quarter Results: Jefferson Academy Jaguars 15 - Manual Thunderbolts 14.
Half Time Score: Manual 36 - Jefferson Academy 26: High intensity applied defense creates havoc in the 2nd quarter as Manual outscores JA (22-11).
Third Quarter Score: Thunderbolts 52 - Jaguars 40: The Bolts increase their lead by 2 over the Jags taking the third period (16-14).
Final Score: Manual Thunderbolts 68 - Jefferson Academy Jaguars 57: JA storms back in the 4th cutting the lead to 5 points late in the 4th period. JA outscores Manual (17-16) in the final quarter, but Manual free throws seal the deal for the Bolts.