Jalyn Jackson sparks Deer Creek to win vs. Carl Albert
I watched it with my eyes, and I still cannot really comprehend how the Carl Albert and Deer Creek girls basketball game had a 27-point swing.
Seriously. Carl Albert was up 17-1 and sophomore Gioya Carter was unstoppable with 15 of those points. But late in the fourth, it was 52-41 Deer Creek. Or in other words, 51-24 from that point on. The final score ended up being 54-48 for the Antlers, who bounced back nicely after a loss to Piedmont.
Freshman Whitney Jones led Deer Creek with 13 points, but this game belonged to junior post Jalyn Jackson. I call her a post, but she’s also probably the best ball handler on the team. Battling illness, Jackson gutted it out and scored nine of her 12 points in the second half. She also had three assists in the third quarter.
There really was no stopping Carter, but she wasn’t as involved in the second and third quarters. One point in the second and six in the third (though most were free throws). Carter closed the night with 30 points. The dropoff was substantial with Aaliyah Sebock next with seven points.
Cherrell Price and Alicia Frazier just couldn’t get it going on this day.
Carl Albert 60, Deer Creek 52 (Boys)
The Titans flipped the script in this one. Jay Price’s boys were down 32-20 early in the third before rallying for a much needed road victory.
First time I got to see Carl Albert, and I want to see them again. Is this team always this balanced? There wasn’t one player you have to see, but there were a handful of solid contributors from Dondre Brookins to Carlbe Ervin and Darrain Winston and Antonio Marshall. Add in the shooting of Jared Price off the bench, interesting group this season.
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