Leaders continue to gain momentum in JCJC’s Bobcat Math League

Written By: Teresa McCreery
Email Address: teresa.mccreery@jcjc.edu
Date Submitted: 2017-09-29 16:13:31

ELLISVILLE – Despite the fact most of the 16-teams in the Jones County Junior College Bobcat Math League had to basically rebuild this season, the perennial leaders are gaining momentum and winning matches in a big way. The top teams in each division are dominating their opponents in an effort to secure a spot in the post-season.  The only major changes in the second week of competition are the new faces amongst Most Outstanding Players.  Sacred Heart’s Ben Dunn and Peter Liang of Oak Grove have tied for the top spot with a 65 percent average accuracy, and the next seven mathletes have tied with a 60 percent average accuracy rate. 
All four division leaders, Sacred Heart-Galileo Division; Presbyterian Christian-Gates Division; West Jones-Archimedes Division and Oak Grove-Pythagoras Division, keep their top positions with each serving up huge wins.  The Crusaders of Sacred Heart are the overall top scorers in the BML.  The teams’ crushing 86 to 37 victory over the Wayne County War Eagles, allows the Crusaders to remain as top contenders in the BML. The Collins Tigers could not stop the Northeast Jones Tigers from a bruising their pride with a heartbreaking home loss. Collins lost the catfight, 13 to 40. 
Presbyterian Christian showed no mercy on the Heidelberg Oilers, crushing them by almost 50 points with a 64 to 17 pounding.  With the Wayne Academy Jaguars winning its match with the Laurel Tornadoes, 31 to 26, the Jaguars move up to second place in the Gates Division. Quitman’s Panthers are in third place in the division with Perry Central’s loss to West Jones.  The Mustangs managed to outwit the Perry Central Bulldogs, defeating them, 61 to 16. 
The Oak Grove Warriors slaughtered the Sylva Bay Saints in a 66 to 17 thrashing.  South Jones won its first match of the season on the Reservation against the Raleigh Lions in a close scoring, 37 to 31, battle.  However, because Raleigh earned more points in their matches overall, the Lions will remain in second place in the division with 77 points over South Jones’ 63 points. 
Next week, as the League begins cross-divisional competition, we will see the two top division teams clash.  Presbyterian Christian will be hosting Sacred Heart in a 4:30 p.m. match on Monday. West Jones will have to fight off the Lions of Raleigh, who are coming off of a tough loss to South Jones. Wayne County teams will be facing off while the Jones County teams of Laurel and Northeast Jones will be meeting to decide division standings. South Jones will be hosting the Bulldogs of Perry Central, who are looking for their first win of the season and Collins will be hosting Heidelberg in an evenly matched contest with both teams in the hunt for points to climb up the division ranks.
Results are posted on the JCJC Bobcat Math League webpage under “Division Standings/Schedules at: www.jcjc.edu/bobcatmathleague/and on the Bobcat Math League Facebook page: Bobcat Math League - Facebook. 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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