Jags stifle Hornets 70-22
by Donell Maxie
Dec 06, 2012 | 2998 views | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
John F. Kennedy Hornets head coach Kenji Peterson (left) and Broad Street Jaguars head coach Karshae Peterson (right) touch fists after the Jaguars defeated the Hornets in hoops action 70-22. It was the first time the two brothers faced off as coaches of opposing teams.
John F. Kennedy Hornets head coach Kenji Peterson (left) and Broad Street Jaguars head coach Karshae Peterson (right) touch fists after the Jaguars defeated the Hornets in hoops action 70-22. It was the first time the two brothers faced off as coaches of opposing teams.
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SHELBY— It was the first meeting between brothers Karshae and Kenji Peterson Tuesday when the Broad Street Jaguars hosted the John F. Kenney Hornets for a Region 3-2A showdown in the gymnasium named after their father Isaiah Peterson.

Just like most competitions between siblings, it was the older brother dominating the night as Karshae's Jaguars defeated Kenji's Hornets 70-22 to improve to 5-4 on the season with a 1-1 mark in the region. The Hornets fell to 0-6 and 0-2 in the region.

"This was an interesting game for both of us," Karshae, Broad Street’s head boys basketball coach, said. “I've never coached against any of my brothers, but I wanted to take a business approach to it and not get too caught up in every thing else. We wanted this to be just another game. I thought the guys came out and played really hard tonight and accomplished what we came out to do which was just get the win.”

Broad Street was on a three game losing skid coming into Tuesday's matchup and needed to find a way to get back on the winning side of things.

"I had to shake up the line up and find a way to get the guys playing better," Karshae added.

Before the game, the brothers exchanged a handshake with a hug, but when the pleasantries were done it was time to get down to business.

From the opening tip, the Jaguars showed that it was going to be a long night for the Hornets as defensively they smothered the JFK offense.

When the first quarter ended, the Jaguars were on top of the Hornets 29-0.

Broad Street's defense was so stifling that the Hornets did not score a basket until the 7:50 mark in the second quarter when Fredrick Haywood hit a free throw for a 29-1 game. The Hornets hit their first shot from the field when Ricky Fleming stroked a three pointer with 3:42 left in the second quarter for a 36-4 game.

When halftime hit, the Jaguars led the Hornets 41-9.

In the second half, the game continued in the same pattern with the Broad Street defense making it very hard on the Hornets’ offense.

In the third quarter, the Jaguars outscored the Hornets 11-4 while running a ball-control offense. In the fourth quarter, the Jaguars outscored the Hornets 18-9 for the 48-point victory.

Ade Jones led Broad Street with 17 points, followed by Flo Robinson with 12 points, seven rebounds and four steals and B.J. Hall with 11 points and three steals. Fleming led JFK with seven points.

The Jaguars will be back in action Friday against West Bolivar, while JFK will be back in action at Mound Bayou against Coahoma AHS.