The Jackson Christian Royals were on a two-game skid and coming off a tough loss to East Jackson and thing weren’t looking any easier for them, as the top rated school in the state, the Pittsford Wildcats, were coming to town. The Royals started off very well holding the Wildcats defensively and when the Wildcats hit their first three point basket, the Royals Sophomore Guard Cassidy McNeil answered right back with one of her own. But after that it was all Pittsford.
Pittsford dominated the game forcing turnovers and bad shot choices and not allowing the Royals to break down deep in the post. The Royals got in foul trouble early on also, as they attempted to block shots. The Royals fought hard up until the end though as the game was dominated by Pittsford. Wildcats coach Chris Hodos emptied his bench to rest his starters and avoid injuries and to give many players much-needed experience and playing time for the young team.
The Wildcats were led in scoring by Junior Maddie Clark with 22 points and Junior Jaycie Burger with 16. Burger has already accepted a full scholarship in basketball at Hillsdale College while Clark has been approached with several offers of her own but is hoping for a volleyball one. The Wildcats remain undefeated on the season.
The Royals drop to 4-9 on the season and will face off at Hillsdale on February 1st. The Royals were led in scoring by McNeil who hit 2 three point shots, and Sierra Chevalier.