Posted On: 02/8/21 11:10 PM

Bartlett protected home court Monday night,  defeating a young Briarcrest team, 86-73.

Here are three observations from the Panthers' win over the Saints.

Terrance Jacobs Jr. had a balanced night offensively.

The junior point guard did a great job of getting his teammates involved and made shots when Bartlett needed them. Jacobs scored 10 of his team-high 23 points in third quarter to help the Panthers grab a commanding 64-47 lead. He finished the night with eight assists, finding his teammates for easy scores.

From start to finish, Jacobs looked to pass before scoring, but when the opportunity was there, he took shots and made big ones. Jacobs made five 3s in the game.

He has been giving Bartlett toughness, effort and production since joining the team right after the 2020 season started.

Briarcrest showed fight

The Saints entered the fourth quarter trailing Bartlett, 67-54. Freshman shooting guard Cooper Haynes got hot, scoring five straight points to cut Briarcrest's lead to 72-65. A quick 6-0 run by the Panthers pushed their lead back up to 14. For a team that's not quite as experienced as it has been in years past, the Saints showed fight, led by Haynes, who finished

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