In the first
quarter, the Jaguars came out looking like anything but a team that lost to
Clinging to a three point lead in the 2nd quarter, Tyrice Johnson threw up an ally-oop pass to his teammate James McCaskill, and McCaskill threw it down to put his team within one. That play turned the momentum of the game.
Camelback, who had lost starter Benny Collins to an appendectomy, got production from the bench in a huge way. Brandon Seagall and Jon Stuart each had 14, and they provided much needed energy for Brad Pinter's club, who outscored the Jaguars 21-7 in the second quarter.
McCaskill had an uncharacteristically bad shooting night for the Spartans, held to just nine points. Johnson had 11 as the Spartans hold off a fourth quarter rally by George Wray's team. The Spartans won 63-53.
Despite the win, Camelback (9-8, 3-1) does not gain any ground in the Metro Region due to North's overtime win over Cesar Chavez. The victory strengthens the Spartan's stranglehold on second place.