Blow-outs and close calls mark the 2nd week of JCJC’s Bobcat Math League Season

Written By: Teresa McCreery
Email Address: teresa.mccreery@jcjc.edu
Date Submitted: 2015-09-25 08:04:35

ELLISVILLE – Teams were able to make big plays and saves as the 26 math teams in the Jones County Junior College Bobcat Math League continue to compete in the second week of the season. Oak Grove remains in the hunt for the championship with a huge blow-out against Heidelberg Academy. The Warriors scored the most points overall in the League this week, demolishing the Heidelberg Academy Rebels, 131 to 3. Part of the Warrior’s success can be attributed to Allen Huang of Oak Grove who tied with Sacred Heart’s Matthew Gallardo for scoring the Most Overall Points in the BML, with 100 percent accuracy. Rounding out the top five MOP leaders are Peter Liang of Oak Grove, and Stringer’s Jackson Dale and Key’Shawn Kennedy with a 90 percent accuracy rate.

Coming in second behind Oak Grove in the Fibonacci Division is Perry Central who fought hard for the one-point win against county rival, Richton, scoring 21-20. Greene County’s Wildcats lost the match to Mt. Olive’s Pirates, 21 to 17. Both teams are third place in their divisions. 
The battle of the tigers in the Pythagoras division left Collins to slip in the ranks while Northeast Jones remains the division leader. Northeast Jones was the winner of the “Cat Fight,” easily beating Collins, 71-10. The Collins Tigers’ loss drops them to fourth place in the division, allowing Columbia Academy to rise up to second place in the division. The Cougars slashed the Sylva Bay Saints, 48-13, securing Columbia Academy’s upsurge in the division.
Topping the Newton Division is the Presbyterian Christian Bobcats with another decisive win. This week the Bobcats beat the Quitman Panthers, 108 to 11. Taylorsville and South Jones also remain in their second and third positions in their division with wins this week. The Tartars trounced on the Lions of Raleigh scoring 43 points to beat Raleigh’s 12 points. South Jones barely walked away with a win against Enterprise with a 26 to 24 score. 
Sacred Heart spoiled the efforts of the fledgling Heidelberg High School Oilers with another significant victory. The Crusaders racked up 102 points against Heidelberg’s 13 points to keep the top spot in the Einstein Division. Wayne County’s win against Wayne Academy, 42 to 9 moved the War Eagles up to second place in the division while Wayne Academy struggles for a win. The Laurel Tornadoes handed the West Jones Mustangs their first loss of the season by scoring 33 points to West Jones’ 25 points.
Three teams in the Euclid division have yet to be defeated by foes. The Red Devils of Stringer have a commanding lead in the cumulative points making them the division leaders with 207 points.  Stringer crushed Bay Springs in a 99 to 6 victory. Lawrence County and Seminary went head-to-head with the Cougars coming out with the win. Lawrence County managed to escape defeat scoring 35 points to the Bulldogs 31 points.
In week three of the BML competition, Sacred Heart and Stringer will battle it out on the JCJC campus. The two teams are fierce competitors with a lot on the line as division leaders. Another match with game changing implications will be between South Jones and Taylorsville in the Newton Division. South Jones will have to score a lot of points if they plan to move Taylorsville out of the second place spot in the division.
Results will be posted on the JCJC Bobcat Math League web page under “Division Standings/Schedules” at: www.jcjc.edu/bobcatmathleague/ and on the Bobcat Math League Facebook page. For more information about the Bobcat Math League contact Dr. Jessica Bunch (JCJC Bobcat Math League Commissioner) at 601-477-5422 or email at jessica.bunch@jcjc.edu.

 

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