Colin Bailey scored 27 points in Jefferson’s win over Waynesfield-Goshen on Tuesday. (DHI Media/Joe Dray)
Colin Bailey scored 27 points in Jefferson’s win over Waynesfield-Goshen on Tuesday. (DHI Media/Joe Dray)
DELPHOS — Colin Bailey had 27 points and helped lead Jefferson to a 66-50 win over visiting Waynesfield-Goshen on Tuesday night. Trent Teman and Ian Wannemacher finished the game with 11 points and helped secure the Wildcats fourth win of the season.

“It all started on defense with Colin tonight,” said Jefferson head coach Jordan Jettinghoff. “We came out and executed in the second quarter and Colin was a big part of that. We got on them at the end of the first quarter, making those hustle plays and we jumped out to a 32-18 lead.”

The Tigers were led by Jayden Elliott (5-7, point guard), who scored 19 points and was hard for Jefferson to contain on both ends of the court.

Bailey sunk six 3-pointers in the game with his first coming early in the first quarter to put the Cats up 5-3. He connected again from the left wing with 4:00 remaining to make it 8-5.

“Once I made the first 3-pointer, it just hit me,” said Bailey. “We came out with a lot of energy and everyone stayed positive. Give credit to my teammates for passing the ball so well and working hard to create open shots.”

Teman got in on the action with a 3-pointer as Jefferson extended their lead but Elliott scored four points in the last :08 of the first quarter to give Waynesfield the advantage. After sinking a layup, Elliott stole the ball on the inbound pass, dropping in another as time ran out to bring the score to 14-13, Tigers.

Bailey caught fire in the second quarter and drained three from long range. The Cats went 10-for-10 from the line in the second period and 16-for-22 for the game. Bailey sunk a triple with :15 remaining in the half and gave Jefferson a 36-20 lead at the break.

Wannemacher and Bailey combined for nine of Jefferson’s 15 points in the third quarter. Logan Gallmeier hit a big 3-pointer in the fourth quarter as the Wildcats held on for a 66-50 win over the Tigers.

“Gallmeier and Cody Bailey made some big shots for us. They gave us some valuable minutes and it was a good team effort tonight. I think we understand the game more than we did at the beginning of the season and we are still learning,” Jettinghoff concluded.

Jefferson improves to 4-6 (2-0 NWC) with the win and will host Crestview Friday night.

The Wildcats won the junior varsity contest 51-43.

W-G 14 8 13 15 - 50

Jefferson 13 23 15 15 - 66

Waynesfield-Goshen (50)

Jayden Elliott 19, Za’mere Daniel 14, Layton Campbell 11, Blake Barnes 4, Travis Nanchoff 2

Jefferson (66)

Colin Bailey 27, Trent Teman 11, Ian Wannemacher 11, Levi Rode 8, Andrew Miller 4, Logan Gallmeier 3, Cole Hoersten 2