HSBBB: Jacobs’ spark not enough for Creek vs. Bishops

HSBBB: Jacobs’ spark not enough for Creek vs. Bishops

DaQuan Jacobs came off the bench and lit a fire to give Battery Creek boys basketball its chances, but the Dolphins were unable to overcome a strong Bishop England team, falling to the Bishops 63-50 Friday night at the Palace. 

Bishop England jumped out to an early lead in the first quarter knocking down back-to-back triples, but Creek kept pace, evening being down nine after the first eight minutes. 

The Dolphins came out of the short break on fire, starting on a 9-2 run forcing BE to burn a timeout. Newcomer DaQuan Jacobs electrified the crowd with a sweet move through the paint and the Dolphins were relentless on the boards picking up multiple loose balls and tying the game at 18.

After the two teams exchanged baskets on back-to-back possessions, the Bishops took a six-point lead only to have it brought back down after Jacobs drilled a 7-footer from just outside the paint. After 16 minutes, BE went into the break up 29-25.

Bishop England came out of the locker room on a scoring frenzy, draining 15 points within the first three minutes. But Jacobs’ big night continued as he scored nine points during the quarter. But Battery Creek couldn’t keep up with BE’s scoring and we’re down eight heading into the fourth. 

Creek continued to battle throughout the final period, but the Bishop’s height advantage began coming into play as BE collected multiple second chance points off of offensive rebounds and finished off the Dolphins 63-50. 

Battery Creek (2-14, 1-2) will travel to Oceanside on Tuesday.

By Brackin Lambert / Photo by Haley Maroney

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