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Jefferson moves to second half of schedule

By Staff | Jan 24, 2020

Jefferson High School Senior Cyrus Murray dribbles past a Musselman High School player, during a home game on Jan. 14. David Pennock

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION — In its first 11 games of the 2019-2020 season, Jefferson High School registered wins over three public schools — Woodgrove, Hampshire and South Hagerstown — and turned to the last part of the season, with an overall record of 6-5.

The Cougars had a game against Martinsburg postponed and have re-scheduled that home date for Feb. 25 in Shenandoah Junction.

After falling, 78-53, to Millbrook in Winchester toward the end of the 2019 portion of the schedule, the Cougars defeated Hampshire, 71-64, on the road in Romney.

A 71-53 win in Keymar, Md. over Silver Oak Academy preceded a 63-59 loss to Musselman High School in Shenandoah Junction.

Another close loss — this time a home-court, 62-53, verdict to Millbrook — was closely followed by a 65-61 win over South Hagerstown on Jefferson’s home court.

Jefferson High School sophomore Bradley Prutzman shoots for the basket, as Jefferson High School junior Jaden Butts watches and Musselman High School players attempt to stop the ball, during the home game on Jan. 14. David Pennock

Prior to tonight’s home court game against county rival Washington High School, Jefferson also had home games this week, against Spring Mills on Tuesday and Sherando on Wednesday. Sherando had a previous win in Stephens City against the Cougars.

Next week, the Cougars travel to Martinsburg on Tuesday, and to Hedgesville on Jan. 31.

Hampshire is at Jefferson on Feb. 7 and then the Cougars travel to Musselman on Feb. 10 and to Spring Mills on Feb. 11.

The last three scheduled games of the regular season are against Hedgesville in Shenandoah Junction on Feb. 18, at county rival Washington on Feb. 21 and then the re-scheduled game against Martinsburg in Shenandoah Junction on Feb. 25.

In the first 11 games, the Cougars have been receiving consistent and balanced scoring from Jayden Wilkie, William Shively and Jaden Butts.