The Satterfield Middle School Boys’ home opener could be described as a ghoulish win, but wins aren’t always easy and you take them however you can get them. The Jr. Jackets rebounded from Monday’s road loss by pulling out a thrilling 24-21 nail biter over visiting Carroll-Oakland.
The home squad had a rough offensive start as they went 0-12 from the field in the first quarter, scoring on only 3 free throws to fall behind 4-3 at the end of the opening period. The second period shooting did not improve but defense and rebounding kept the visiting Eagles in check to keep it 9-7 at halftime. The Jr. Jackets were in foul trouble with multiple starters on the bench throughout the first half.
The second half was the same story as the third quarter ended at 15-11 in favor of Carroll-Oakland.
The Jr. Jackets just kept battling on the defensive end and things got into Thriller Mode in the last minute as the defense forced three Eagle turnovers, and a great executed set play gave the Jackets the lead with less than 30 seconds to play. After two more defensive stops and a Dalton Stafford free throw with 3.3 seconds remaining, the Eagles were forced to throw up a prayer from half court that went unanswered and the night ended in winning fashion 24-21 in front of a BIG crowd in the old gym on the hill.
Satterfield Middle will be back in action on Monday November 4th as they host Smith County Middle at 6:00pm.
THANK YOU FOR THE TURNOUT!!
D. Stafford 8
C. Henley 1
K. Calhoun 6
C. Gregory 9
Score by quarter
SM: 3 – 4 – 4 – 13 = 24
CO: 4 – 5 – 6 – 6 = 21