Jacks wins season finale
Kevin Flores lit up senior night with 26 points on Tuesday, but it was junior Rafael Guzman (12 points) who kicked-started the Jacks most productive night of the season. Guzman hit back-to-back-to-back three-pointers, before Flores knocked down the next two bombs to give Quincy a 15-0 lead in the first quarter.
Quincy (6-12) kept a lead the entire game and closed out their season with a 62-55 win over the Toppenish Wildcats.
“That was a season high,” said coach Wade Petersen. “We don’t get to 60 too many times.”
Toppenish (2-15) would not go down easy. They tied the game at 53-53 with two minutes to go in the fourth quarter. But Johan Farias (eight points, 10 rebounds) and Mark Horning (eight points, 17 rebounds) knocked down 9-of-10 free throws in the final minutes. Quincy made 22-of-34 free throws on the night.
“That was nice to finish it out,” said Petersen. “Johan hitting some and Mark hitting.”
Hitting their free throws was not the only positive on the night. The Jacks had a season-low eight turnovers.
“If you can get down to single-digit turnovers that’s good,” Petersen said.
Guzman ended up with 12 points and impressed Flores.
“He will step up more next year,” said Flores, who was 9-of-16 from the floor. “He and Johan work well together.
“I just wish we could have done this midseason.”
The season ended for the Jacks and it was the final high school game for Flores, Mike Diaz (eight points), Rickey Saldana (one point) and Eric Navarro (three rebounds)
“I wish we could continue,” said Flores. “We just decided to end it good.”
Quincy 50, Selah 43
The Jacks had three players in double digits last Friday. Flores was the leader with 16 points, while Horning added 14 and Farias chipped in 11. Others: Daniel Garcia 4, Guzman 2, Saldana 2, Diaz 1.
Wapato 49, Quincy 42
The Jacks went into the half tied with the Wolves at 18-18, but a disastrous third quarter gave the home team a 12-point lead last Thursday. Wapato ended winning 49-42.
Flores led Quincy with 13 points, while Guzman dropped in 11 points. Others: Horning 7, Farias 4, Garcia 4, Saldana 1, Diaz 2.
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