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’Jackets sting Bobcats in season opener

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KEMP–The Kemp Yellowjackets opened their 2021 season with a big win over the Cross Roads Bobcats Nov. 16 at home.
The Kemp offense came out firing on all cylinders with a stunning performance Nov. 16 as they topped Cross Roads 71-18.
The ’Jackets’ defense contributed to a lot of offense in the first quarter as multiple steals, including one from Deacon Thompson, opened a 6-0 gap over the Bobcats.
A three-pointer from Juan Galindo increased the Kemp lead to 11-0 with a layup from Halen Cromer increasing the deficit to 15-0.
Another steal late in the quarter from Cromer made it 23-0 before Cross Roads got on the board with 2:05 left courtesy of Josh Perkins.
Colton Robertson added a free throw in the final minute as Cross Roads trailed 24-3 after the first quarter.
A steal from Blake Peyton set up a score from Thompson to make it 26-3 in favor of Kemp. A late layup from Hayden Stevenson made it 37-3 at halftime as the ’Jackets held the Bobcats scoreless in the second quarter.
Zachary Blain opened the scoring in the third quarter for the Bobcats to cut the deficit to 37-5.
Thompson responded with a basket of his own to increase the lead to 40-5 for the ’Jackets.
Aaron Clopton deposited a late three-pointer for the Bobcats as they still trailed 47-12 entering the fourth quarter.
Kemp put another strong outing together in the fourth quarter as Galindo notched back-to-back layups to make it 51-15.
Jose Morales got in on the scoring for the ’Jackets as he forced a Cross Roads turnover, leading to a three-point shot to increase the Kemp lead to 56-14.
Robertson added a late basket by the Bobcats with Jared Minzenmayer notching the final basket for the ’Jackets with a three-point shot as Kemp topped Cross Roads 71-18.
Robertson led the offense for Cross Roads with five points. Josh Perkins added four points and Clopton pitched in with three points against Kemp.
Peyton led the Kemp offense with 14 points in the win over the Bobcats. The ’Jackets also got nine-point performances from Thompson, Galindo, Minzenmayer and Halen Cromer.

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