Feb 27, 2021 11:38 PM

Blue Jays Close out Shenk Gym with Win

Posted Feb 27, 2021 11:38 PM

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. - The Junction City Blue Jays closed out the more than 40-year history of Shenk Gym with a win on Saturday afternoon with a 68-57 win over Topeka High. 

The Trojans started out quickly, grabbing a six point lead after the first quarter, but Junction City would rally to within one at halftime. In the second half the Blue Jays would find their stride, leading by as many as 14 and outscoring Topeka 44-32 in the final two quarters. 

Howard Johnson paced the Blue Jays with 22 points. Chris Dixon and Seth Clark each added in 17 points, and Terrence Tedder scored 10. 

Topeka High got a game-high 25 points from Jalen Smith. Jayden Leesman added 13 and 9 came from Isiah Esquibel. 

Junction City improved to 9-11 on the season and advances to play top-seeded Lawrence Free State in the Sub-State semifinal round on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. in Lawrence.