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Eagles stumble against Robertsville

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By Dwane Wilder

Free throw shooting was Jacksboro’s downfall last week in a middle school basketball game against Oak Ridge-Robertsville.

The Eagles suffered their first loss of the season, 44-34, after missing 18 of 23 foul shots. During their first two games this season, Jacksboro players hit 60 percent from the charity stripe, which would’ve been just enough to beat the Rams.

Jordan Kindred was the only scorer in double figures for the Eagles. He finished with 10 points followed by Ethan Miller with nine, Ethan Simpson eight and Brandon Long five.

Jacksboro got off to a 10-2 start and led 23-22 at halftime, but the Rams were able to rally in the second half.

The Eagles dropped to 2-1 overall and were scheduled to play at Oak Ridge-Jefferson (Tues.) and LaFollette (Thurs.) this week.

Robertsville also won the girl’s game, 29-15, with Savanna Johnson scoring all 10 of her game-high 10 points during the last three quarters for the Lady Rams.

Hannah Owens and Jamie Mynatt led the Lady Eagles with four points each followed by Kristy Owens with three, Whitney Williamson and Taylor Young two each.