|Blue Jays, Lancer boys move on in sectionals|
|Written by Brian Bassett and Jim Cox|
|Thursday, February 28, 2013 1:30 PM|
The Blue Jays (16-5) advance to Friday night’s 8 p.m. final against Lincolnview (a 50-43 winner over Temple Christian in Wednesday’s second game).
The Musketeers’ season ends at 6-17.
Delphos busted out to an early 14-5 lead but the feisty Musketeers scrapped their way back into it and got within 20-16 on a 3-pointer from the right wing by junior point guard Nick Von Sossan with 7:00 left in the second quarter. That, however, turned out to be the last Fort Jennings point until Von Sossan nailed another trey with 4:50 left in the third quarter to make it 42-19, Jays.
St. John’s led 18-11 after one, 32-16 after two and 50-23 after three.
It certainly wasn’t a matter of the Jays shooting better than the Musketeers but the fact that the blue-and-gold got twice as many shots — hitting 20-of-54 (37%) to Fort Jennings’ 11-of-27 (41%). The large shot discrepancy was due to the number of turnovers — 17 for Jennings, 3 for St. John’s — and rebounds — won by the Jays 29-20. Free throws were not a major factor — Delphos hit 9-of-12 (75%), Fort Jennings 7-of-14 (50%).
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