Posted On: 02/3/20 3:39 PM

In the latest installment of what is arguably the biggest 6A rivalry in the state, Grant hung close for most of the game but Jefferson ended up pulling out a 53-48 win on Friday night.

Similar to the first time these teams played this season, Grant used a spread-it-out, patient offensive strategy to pull Jefferson's big guys away from the basket while looking to attack when given the opportunity. This helped keep the Generals close for the first half as the Democrats weren't able to pull away and only led 25-23 at the break.

Jefferson came out of the gates strong as Lamar Washington converted a four-point play followed by a three-point play and the Demos looked as if they would run away with things. But Grant responded behind some key plays of their own but in the end, Jefferson's size inside wore down the Generals, who weren't able to keep up in the very end.

"It was a very sloppy game but we're definitely very happy to come out with the 'W'," said Jefferson head coach Pat Strickland. "But we definitely need to start getting better, plan better, and start playing some playoff basketball."

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