JCJC’s Bobcat Math League’s post season play-offs feature familiar faces

Written By: Teresa McCreery
Email Address: teresa.mccreery@jcjc.edu
Date Submitted: 2015-10-22 20:52:29

ELLISVILLE – The Warriors of Oak Grove High School are leading the pack of 26 high school math teams to the post season play-offs in Jones County Junior College’s Bobcat Math League.  The consistent and continual domination in the Fibonacci Division by Oak Grove places the Warriors as division and play-off leaders.  In the final week of competition, the Warriors hammered Richton Rebels to a 126 to 24 win, giving the Warriors a total of 595 points for the season. Oak Grove also maintained its 50-plus point lead against its nearest competitors.

In individual scoring accuracy accomplishments, four of the Warriors have been named to the All-League Team: Allen Huang, Ruby Liang, Peter Liang and Marli Bryant. Sacred Heart High School’s Matthew Gallardo earned the overall title of Most Outstanding Player for the season. He has been the top player every week except for one, when Huang beat him by three points. Stringer’s Key’Shawn Kennedy and Jackson Dale are also All-League Team members.  Presbyterian Christian High School’s Alicia Brown was the only PCS Bobcat to earn a spot on the All-League Team.
Post-season competition with the final play-offs and regular season team honors and recognitions will be held on Wednesday, November 4, in the Fine Arts Auditorium of JCJC. Division leaders headed to the play-offs are ranked in order: Oak Grove, Presbyterian Christian High School, Stringer Attendance Center, Northeast Jones High School and Sacred Heart.  Teams earning a wildcard spot are: Taylorsville, Lawrence County and Columbia Academy.
In its final match-up this week, Heidelberg High School managed to upset the Wayne County War Eagles record and ended any hopes at post season play. The Oilers beat the War Eagles in a close match, 28 to 25.  West Jones lost to Sacred Heart, 22 to 85, which also ended any possibility of a wildcard invitation for the Mustangs.  Wayne Academy took a tough blow from the Seminary Bulldogs in a squeaker.  The Jaguars lost 23 to 26.
In the Euclid Division, Stringer keeps its title as Division Leader blowing out the Laurel Tornadoes, 105 to 14.  The Red Devils tallied up 518 points on the season to place them in third place overall.  Lawrence County’s Cougars pounced on the Bay Springs Bulldogs, ending the season with a 63-14 win and a seventh seed in the play-offs. 
Newton division leader, Presbyterian Christian gained a total of 542 points on the season. The 95-point-margin thrashing it imposed on the South Jones Braves helped PCS hold on to their second seed ranking. The Bobcats beat the Braves, 120 to 25.  The Taylorsville Tartars’, 60 to 37 victory over the Enterprise Bulldogs ensured post season play for Taylorsville, while also keeping South Jones and Enterprise out of contention for a wildcard spot.  The Raleigh Lions outsmarted the Quitman Panthers with its mauling of Quitman, 42-24. 
Northeast Jones maintains the leader position in the Pythagoras division and earns the fourth place seed overall, despite the Tiger’s tie with Columbia Academy 52-52. The Cougars will get another chance at the Tigers in post season action since they managed to earn a wildcard berth.  Mt. Olive got the victory in its match with Seminary, 22 to 12. Since Collins held on to win against Perry Central, 20 to 19, it forced the Bulldogs to drop from its second place in the Fibonacci division, allowing Greene County to move up.  The Wildcats of Greene County celebrated a victory against Heidelberg Academy’s Rebels by shutting them out, 23 to 0.
Results will be posted on the JCJC Bobcat Math League web page under “Weekly Results/Standings” 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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