State-ranked Jags take third place in Hays Hawk basketball tournament

Tallying three wins in two days, the state-ranked Johnson Jaguars boys basketball team continued to roll through the regular season this week as they took home third place at the Hays Hawk boys basketball tournament, held Dec. 27-29. 

Finishing off a fast break in style, Johnson Jaguar junior Quinton Hairston tallies two points with a slam dunk in the Jag’s Dec. 28 win over Corpus Christi Carroll in the Hays Hawks boys basketball tournament.

Johnson (20-2, 4-0 in district play), currently ranked No. 21 in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC) state poll, took home wins over Corpus Christi Caroll, Alvin and Hays during its run in the tournament, with its lone defeat to a stout Fort Bend Clemens team in the winner’s bracket semifinals. 

Meanwhile, the Hays Hawks boys basketball team finished in fourth place in the boys tournament with victories over Lockhart and Lehman. 

The Lobos boys basketball team finished in 6th place overall. In the girls bracket, the Hays Lady Hawks finished in fourth place and notched victories over Seguin, St. Dominic Savio and Temple.

Lehman Lobo power forward Michael Wallace (20) fires off a shot Dec. 28 over several Hays Hawk defenders during the Hays Hawk boys basketball tournament

Eyeing an opportunity to secure an airborne loose ball, Hays Hawk junior Madi Disu (left) and Temple Wildcat Khia Kirkwood battle for possession during a Hays Hawks girls basketball tournament game played Dec. 28 at Joe Graham Gym.

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