Jets drop two at tough Pizza Hut Classic

LIBERAL, Kansas --  The NOC Jets dropped two games in the Pizza Hut Classic in Liberal, Kansas.

The Jets lost the opener 99-69 to Seward and then dropped the Saturday game to Barton County 99-69.

"We knew going in our non-conference schedule was really solid," said head coach Aaron Butcher.  "The tough part is obviously what happened this weekend. The good part is that we are really finding out about ourselves and we hope that will bode well for us in conference play."

Seward County 86, Jets 67

The Jets built a 41-33 first half lead but fell to Seward County 86-67.

Tony Hall led the Jets with 20 points while Romio Harvey added 12.  Hall and Dotson had eight rebounds each.

"We came out and played a solid 1st half which allowed us to build an eight point halftime lead," Butcher said.  "We weren't as solid in our execution in the 2nd half and things got away from us a little bit."

Seward 86, Jets 67

              1     2--Total

Jets       41   26--  67

Seward  33   53-- 86

Jets--T. Hall 20, R. Harvey 12, C.Jones 9, R. Kendrick 9, Q. Lucky 7, R. Dotson 6, J. Price 2, J. Sanchez 2.

Barton County 99, Jets 69

Barton built a 48-40 halftime lead and then cruised to a 99-69 win over the Jets (0-2)

"Barton is a really good team," Butcher said.  "They went to the elite 8 last year and are strong again this year. It was similar to Friday nights game in that we started well, and led for most of the first half."

Rance Kendrick led the Jets with 18 points while Ray'Shawn Dotson added 11.  Dotson added eight rebounds while Hall added six.

Shemar Walked added four assists off the Jets' bench.

Barton County 99, Jets 69

            1     2--Total

Jets     40   29-- 69

Barton 48   51-- 99

Jets--R. Kendrick 18, R. Dotson 11, T. Hall 8, J. Price 8, J. Sanchez 7, R. Harvey 6, Q. Lucky 4, S. Walker 4, C. Jones 3.