Johnson Jaguar basketball pounces Eagles 73-52

By Sean Allen

BUDA – The Johnson Jaguars boys basketball team notched its first win of the season with a 73-52 home victory against the Cedar Creek Eagles.

Johnson trailed Cedar Creek 14-13 after a quarter, but stormed right back for a 20-8 second quarter run, taking a 33-22 lead at the half.

While Cedar Creek fought back in the second half, Johnson kept the Eagles at arms’ length, aided by a 15-point performance by Jaguar sophomore guard AJ Perez. Backing up Perez was freshman guard Jaxson Vande Garde who tallied 11 points and sophomore wing Faheem Baghezza who finished with 10 points. Twelve total Jaguar players recorded a point in the contest.

The Eagles were led by senior guard Kevin Beaver’s 12 points, while junior guard Kaleb Bunker and senior Guard Daron James both finished with 10 points.

Johnson returned to action Tuesday with a game against Lockhart. The Jags then travel to play at Hays Saturday at 3 p.m. at Bales Gym.

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