Mavs beat Gibbs, then fall at Scott

Anderson County High School’s boys basketball team saw its struggles continue Friday night as it dropped a 60-55 District 4-AAA tilt to the Scott Highlanders at home.

Mavericks’ head coach Jordan Jeffers, who formerly coached the Highlanders, has been frustrated this season as ACHS has lost six of its first eight games as it saw its district regular-season losing streak balloon to eight games.

“We struggle to score and we struggle to stop other people, too, and that’s a bad combination,” Jeffers said. “We played hard for about three minutes in the fourth quarter.

“We’ve got to find five to seven people who can play well and play hard. We’re playing way too many people right now and our football players aren’t in (basketball) shape and it’s just hard.”

Cade Russell led ACHS with 13 points. Zeke West added 10. Jacob Dooley had nine and Brandon Dake finished with eight.

The Mavericks (2-6 overall, 0-2 in the district) opened the week on a winning note as they traveled to Northeast Knox County where they defeated Gibbs, 77-59, in Corryton.

“We were able to play fast against Gibbs. They want to score too and they’re not nearly as good defensively (as Scott),” Jeffers said. “Scott County is not going to let you do that and Scott County is just way more tougher than we are right now.”

Dake scored 26 points and West had 10 against the Eagles.

“Dake made a bunch of shots,” Jeffers said.