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JCC hoopsters down Martin Co. West in opening shootout

Sami Meyer

JACKSON — Alaina Wolff produced a team-best 28 points, including four of Jackson County Central’s single-game school-record 14 trifectas, to help the Huskies defeat the Martin County West Mavericks in a season-opening basketball shootout, 91-75, Tuesday night in Jackson.

Maci Farmer contributed 19 points, including three 3-pointers, to JCC’s nonconference triumph that also featured a single-game, school-record 58 points in a half.

Sami Meyer generated a game-best 34 points to pace the Mavericks, who rallied to outscore the Huskies in the second half by a 40-33 margin after trailing by 23 at intermission.

Meyer scorched the nets on 15-for-22 shooting from the field and added 4 of 6 from the free throw line to produce her career-best scoring performance.

Meyer also co-led the Mavericks with Emily Dunlop by pulling down 12 rebounds to complete her double-double effort. Meyer also pocketed three steals on the night.

Taylor Elliott scored 11 points and distributed four assists for Martin County West, while teammates Marissa Whitehead and Kari Matejka each tallied nine points. Whitehead also doled out a team-leading six assists and grabbed six rebounds, while Matejka dished out three assists and pulled down six boards.

Gabby Lange supplied six points and three steals for the Mavericks, who made 29 of 60 field goals overall for 48 percent. The Mavericks sank only 17 of 39 free throws on the game.

Martin County West (0-1) travels to St. James Area on Friday night.

Jackson County Central (1-0) plays host to Class AA, No. 10-ranked Redwood Valley tonight in Jackson.

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