Only three teams remain undefeated in the 5th week of JCJC’s Bobcat Math League

Written By: Teresa Martin
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Date Submitted: 2012-10-29 11:01:47

ELLISVILLE – Three teams in the Jones County Junior College Bobcat Math League have clinched the top spot in their respective divisions as the only remaining undefeated teams in the League. Stringer, Richton and Presbyterian Christian High School teams have managed to keep perfect records finishing up week 5 competitions.   They have also secured a spot in post season action.
There is a three-way tie in the Einstein Division, between Sylva Bay, Bay Springs and Quitman High Schools. However, Sylva Bay barely kept the lead with a one-point overall advantage, despite its loss to Heidelberg in week 5 play, 43-46. The Saints own head-to-head tiebreakers over both Bay Springs and Quitman. The Bulldogs and the Panthers are both tied for second place with the same cumulative points (244). In head-to-head action this week, Quitman edged out Bay Springs by one point 46-45. Looking at next week, if Sylva Bay manages to win they will secure their spot as the division leader, but if Sylva Bay loses, Quitman will steal first place. Bay Springs could also take it all next week if they win and Quitman loses. Heidelberg, with its 1-4 record has 225 points.  
The Newton Division’s line up also remains uncertain. Even though Lawrence County has the most overall points (358), they narrowly held on to first place with their win over Seminary, 67-65. The Cougars have to win in week 6 action to clinch the division because they are tied with Seminary’s 4-1 record (334 points). Second place contender, Seminary will have to lose to Collins for that to happen though. If Seminary wins next week, they will be crowned division champs. Collins is currently in last place with 215 points and Mt. Olive is in third place with 224 points, even though the Tigers escaped a Pirate defeat 47-44; both teams have the same win-loss record, 1-4.
Stringer’s winning ways have sealed the deal for them as the division leaders. The Red Devils are 5-0 and have posted 353 points in the Euclid Division. They slaughtered Mize this week, 69-46. Taylorsville is the Red Devil’s closest competition with a 3-2 division record and 275 points. The Tartars knocked off Raleigh in a nail-biter, 56-55. Raleigh Lion’s 2-3 record and 290 points have distanced themselves from the fourth place Mize Bulldogs, (277 points) who are still looking for win.
Richton remains Fibonacci’s top “brainiacs” with a 5-0 record and 321 points. The Rebels outscored the Laurel Tornadoes 55-50. Second ranked South Jones is closing in on Richton with its 317 cumulative points and 3-2 record. The Braves drummed the Perry Central Bulldogs 58-46.  Perry Central’s 1-4 record leaves them at the bottom of the ranks with 240 points. Laurel’s loss to Richton keeps them ahead of Perry Central in the standings with 264 points, even though they both have a 1-4 division record.
Also possessing rights to the playoffs is Presbyterian Christian with its pounding of West Jones 75-52 in Pythagoras Division competition. The Bobcats have a perfect 5-0 record and a 74 point lead over its nearest contender, Wayne County.   The War Eagles clawed their way to a win over the Northeast Jones Tigers 55-53, who remain at the bottom of the heap with 308 points and a 1-4 record. West Jones and Wayne County are tied for second place with a 2-3 record but Wayne County has 310 points to the Mustangs 294 points. 
The League’s high scorers hail from PCS. Nathan Lin keeps his 93% average and top scorer honors while teammate, Ahran Jo is in second place with an 82.5% average. Lawrence County’s Ben Rushing is in third place with 78% and Ethan Keys of Seminary is closing in with a 76.25% average.


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