Basketball: Carrboro splits with Jordan-Matthews

ewarnock@newsobserver.comJanuary 19, 2014 

— James Scott and Matt MacKinnon each scored 17 points Friday to pace four Jaguars in double figures and lead Carrboro to its first win ever over Jordan-Matthews, 65-58.

Jordan-Matthews was Carrboro's inaugural opponent in 2007, when the Jets won 88-80. The Jets also defeated Carrboro, 68-56, in Siler City in 2008, the teams’ only other meeting prior to Friday's game.

Friday at Carrboro, the Jets jumped out to an early 8-2 lead before the Jaguars converted seven Jordan-Matthews turnovers into a 14-4 run. Scott scored 9 points in the first half to help Carrboro take a 26-24 lead into the break. Scott added 6 points in the third quarter as the Jaguars went up 48-33.

Jordan-Matthews (8-6, 1-2) never again got closer than 62-56.

Martin Alcox added 15 points and Jack Nanney 11 for Carrboro as the Jaguars improved to 10-5 overall (and 2-1 in the Mid-State Conference) with their fourth win in five games.

Carrboro continues in conference action Tuesday night at Graham, one of the five Mid-State programs with at least one state basketball championship in its history.

Also Friday, Carrboro’s girls team (1-14, 0-3) led early and stayed within two possessions with Jordan-Matthews most of the second half, but the Jets held on to snap a three-game losing streak with a 50-41 win.

Saurday, playing a rare weekend game, Jordan-Matthews (4-9, 1-2) lost 65-56 to Northwood (11-4, 2-3), which won for the third time in four games.

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