Jackets Fall To Red Bud, Du Quoin

Noah Wetzel


Noah Wetzel

Chance Mott leads a fast break against Du Quoin.

Clayton Andrews, Sting Sports Editor

The Chester Yellow Jackets Boys’ Basketball Team traveled to Red Bud on Friday, February 3, for a conference game, losing 47-40.
Red Bud went up early, going into the second quarter up 15-6, but a great defensive second quarter and 11 points from Gavin Schroeder helped the Jackets to a one-point lead heading into the half. The Jackets and Red Bud went bucket for bucket in the third quarter with Chester once again holding a one-point lead into the 4th quarter. Red Bud went on a run in the 4th quarter and Chester couldn’t fight their way back into the game, losing 47-40.
Gavin Schroeder and Chance Mott led the Jackets in scoring with 14, followed by Kolton Jany with 8, and Devante Polacio with 4.
Chester played Du Quoin at home on Saturday, February 6th. The Jackets went into halftime even with Du Quoin, but a big third quarter from Du Quoin led the Jackets to a 60-43 loss. Devante Polacio led the Jackets in scoring with 10, followed by Lucas Thompson with 9, Chance Mott with 7, Gavin Schroeder with 7, Trace Fricke with 5, Jacob Handel with 3, and Kolton Jany with 2.

Chester plays again on Friday, February 10, at home against Sparta.