On Thursday evening the Robert L. Bland JV Patriot Boys took on Mountaineer Middle at home, despite the cold conditions that they have faced over the past couple weeks.
Mountaineer Middle started the scoring off with a two-point shot, followed by two foul shots, then two more two-point shots in the first quarter.
No. 22 Travis Davis got the scoring started for the Patriots with two points, bringing the score to 2-8.
Mountaineer Middle then came back with two points of their own, followed by No. 24 Luke Davisson sinking one out of two foul shots, bringing the score to 3-14.
Mountaineer Middle rounded out the quarter with two more baskets putting the score at 3-14.
In the second quarter Mountaineer once again started the scoring off with one basket. However, the Patriots matched that with No. 3 Zach Woody, with his own two-point shot, which brought the score to 5-16.
Mountaineer tallied back with five points being scored consecutively.
Patriot player No. 10 Zach James, though managed to gain a two-pointer with an assist from No. 25 Caleb Moore, bringing the score to 7-21.
Mountaineer pulled further into the lead after two more baskets.
No. 13 Tanner Griffith and Woody chipped in two points a piece bringing the score to 11-25.
Mountaineer matched with three more baskets bringing the halftime score to 11-31.
At the start of the third quarter, Mountaineer Middle came out firing with six points, followed by James capitalizing on a rebound gaining two points for the Patriots, bringing the score to 13-37.
Mountaineer brought forth two more baskets, but the Patriots were not finished scoring yet.
Griffith added another two-pointer bringing the score to 15-41 at the end of the third quarter.
The fourth quarter started off grim for the Patriots with Mountaineer gaining four baskets.
Griffith once again made a play gaining two points for the Patriots, bringing the score to 17-49.
Then, No. 24 Luke Davisson earned a basket after a recovery of the ball from James, bringing the ending score at the game to 19-49, and a loss for the JV Patriots.
Scores by quarter
Patriots- 3-8-4-4 total:19
Mountaineer- 14-17-10-8 total 49
Stats: Travis Davis: 2-0-0-0 total 2; Luke Davisson: 1-0-0-2 total 3; Zach Woody: 0-4-0-0 total 4; Zach James: 0-2-2-0 total 4; Tanner Griffith: 0-2-2-2 total 6