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Jones Varisty Girls Basketball beats Lincoln Park to go .500 for the season


Jones dominated with steals leading to transition buckets to help beat Lincoln Park.

In undesputed fashion, the Jones varsity girls basketball defeated Lincoln Park 38-25 in their game on Jan. 9. Jones shut out their opponent through the first six minutes of play and continued to dominate through the rest of the first half, finishing the half leading 21-14.   

“I thought we rebounded well and played good defense,” said Jones head coach Nicholas Teich. “Offensively we could have been more precise and played sharper.”

In the third quarter, Lincoln Park appeared to be coming back, with the help of a 10-2 scoring run. However, Jones proved resilient and denied the comeback attempt heading into the fourth quarter. After holding Lincoln Park to only one point in the final eight minutes of the game, Jones pulled off the victory and moved to .500 on the season.

“We knew we could easily beat this team,” said star player Bailey Zalewski ‘22. “We just wanted to get the seniors a win leading up to Senior Night on Friday.”

Zalewski, who returned for her first game back from an ankle injury, found plenty of open shots and rebounds. Although she played minimal minutes, she seemed unaffected by the injury while on the court.

“[The ankle] felt really good,” said Zalewski, “It had a little bit of pain when I was running but otherwise, not too bad.”

Heading into Senior Night on Friday, the girls looked to get a quality win to gain momentum for the big game. With that goal now achieved, they look forward to celebrating the seven seniors who will be leaving the team.

“Our senior night is [Friday] night here at Jones,” said Teich. “We’re excited to be sending off seven seniors this year, which is obviously a large portion of our team.”

The girls are looking to pull in a big crowd for the game on Friday in hopes of sending out the seniors with a bang.

“We’re looking forward to anyone who is going to come out to support us; we’d love to have you,” said Teich.