Posted On: 01/4/19 11:55 PM
Olive Branch head coach Eric Rambough knew what to expect from Chicago Simeon, a tough, physical matchup from start to finish.
It went in that order, and the ‘Quistors needed one of their leaders to hold off the Wolverines. Senior D.J. Jeffries stepped up to the plate.
Jeffries made four key free throws down the stretch to help Olive Branch (12-5) edge out Chicago Simeon (6-8), 65-59, Friday night in the ARS Rescue Rooter National Hoopfest. Jeffries, a Memphis commit in its 2019 class, was named MVP of the game after finishing with 21 points. Jeffries made three of the team’s eight 3-pointers.
The ‘Quistors had looked to have the game secured with a 52-39 lead heading into the fourth quarter,