2018 Game 24 Recap:  Jacksonville vs. Farmington

Box Score

Jacksonville Team Info
Farmington Team Info


This year’s 5th place game was a nail biter that was decided by a couple of unfortunate missed free throws with 0.4 seconds remaining as the Crimsons of Jacksonville (4-10) edged the Farmington Farmers (12-3) by a score of 43-42.  What might be the weirdest stat you hear today is that despite a close game all the way through and a 1-point final score, Jacksonville led wire-to-wire.

Facing an 11-7 deficit after the 1st quarter and a 20-11 hole at the half, the Farmers outscored Jacksonville 17-14 in the 3rd and 14-9 in the 4th…only to fall a single point short.

Down 43-41 and possessing the ball with 1:19 left, Farmington passed the ball around looking for the right opportunity.  With 0:11 left, they threw the ball down low to Blake Springer, who was fouled by Jacksonville’s Zack Rose.  Springer would hit the first free throw and then miss the second.  He grabbed his own rebound and a timeout was called with 0:03 left on the clock.  The play drawn up got the ball to 2017 All-Tournament veteran and senior forward Jarod DePriest, who was fouled with 0.4 seconds remaining.  With overwhelming pressure, DePriest missed both shots and the final horn rang out.

Turnovers were even, steals were even, and both teams shot pretty much the same percentages.  Farmington did have the advantage on rebounds 28-19.  The difference was on free throws, as Farmington only shot 5-for-15 from the charity stripe.

The Crimsons were led in scoring and rebounding by Zack Rose, who finished with 12 and five, respectively.  Noah Newton contributed nine points, Carter Hays pitched in seven, and Lukas Hadden added six.  Jordan White had a game-high seven steals.

Farmington had a single double-digit scorer in Ben Martin (10 points).  Other notables include Jarod DePriest (nine), Jaden Rutledge (eight), and Corbin Rutledge (seven).  DePriest had a game-high eight rebounds.

In winning the 5th place game, the Jacksonville Crimsons take home hardware for the only two years they have been in the Macomb-Western Holiday Tournament.  Last year, they won the Consolation title.

Chris Derry
December 29, 2018
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