|LJMS boys boost win streak to eight
The Lawrence Jones Middle School seventh-grade basketball team had an easy time of it as they won their eighth-straight game, 66-12, over Geyserville on Jan. 24.
The victory brings the Jaguars’ overall record to 10-2. The Jaguars were led by Akiko Faagata with 10 points, Chris Tinoco with nine and Dante Johnson with eight.
LJMS 45, Healdsburg 28
The Jaguars beat the Grey Pups for their seventh consecutive victory on Jan. 22.
The Jaguars dominated with team defense and sheer energy throughout the game, according to head coach Frank Conklin
“The team is playing strong team basketball at this point in the season,” the coach said.
The Jaguars were led by Ryan Matteri and Jake Simmons with 14 points apiece. Simmons also had a pair of 3-point baskets. The biggest spark for the team, Conklin said, was Tinoco with season-high eight points off bench, including two 3-pointers, and Johnson with rebounding and tough defense.