Jefferson @ Waterloo East
Friday, January 22, 2010
From the beginning it was obvious that this night would belong to Jarrod Uthoff. Waterloo East looked to be physical with the 6’7” versatile post. Uthoff however was able to battle for position underneath and got several good looks inside. At the end of the first quarter Jarrod outscored East, totaling 10 points himself while the Jefferson defense held the Trojans to 5 points. The J-Hawk defense continued to cause havoc through the first three quarters allowing single digit scoring in each.
The game started with a technical foul on the Waterloo East bench due to an error in the scorebook. With no time running off the clock Uthoff hit 1 of 2 free throws. Jefferson would dominate the first half leading 31-13. The third quarter was more of the same as the J-Hawks moved the ball around against an extended 3-2 zone defense.
Taylor Olson was able to find the open man on numerous occasions in their motion offense, finishing with a game-high of 6 assists. Uthoff however was unstoppable. When the Trojans looked to double and triple team him, Jarrod then looked to his teammates. He started off the third quarter with two assists. He totaled 31 points, 11 rebounds, 4 blocks, and 4 steals.
The game ended with a 56-42 score. The win improves the J-Hawks’ record to 12-1 and 7-1 in the MVC. In the all-important games 5-15 for substate seeding Jefferson moves to 7-1 and will fight to maintain a top seed in their bracket. The J-Hawks find themselves back at home Tuesday night hosting Waterloo West.
The J-Hawk sophomores lost a tough battle against Waterloo East after leading most of the game. The final was 50-46. The J-Hawks will play host to Waterloo West Tuesday night at 6:00PM.