Boys Varsity Basketball · Boys basketball team enjoying best start since 2002-03

The Jeffersonville boys basketball team might not have been perfect over the weekend, but you couldn’t tell from the team’s overall record.

After two wins over the weekend, the Red Devils are sitting at 6-0 on the season — Jeff High’s best start since the Red Devils stared 12-0 in 2002-03. (That team would go on to finish 16-7 before bowing out, 44-47, to New Albany in the Sectional.)

Jeffersonville started out the weekend with a 68-48 win over Silver Creek, the No. 3 team in Class 3A. Additionally, the win snapped a three-game losing streak to the Dragons (6-1).

The Red Devils outscored the Dragons 17-8 in the first quarter, and 17-9 in the third quarter to give the boys a comfortable cushion for a majority of the game. JHS would outscore Silver Creek in each of the four quarters en route to their 20-point win.

JHS senior Bailey Falkenstein led all scorers with 22 points. Classmate Jaden Coleman contributed 14 points, while younger brother Tre Coleman chipped in 12, including two three-pointers.

Less than 24 hours later, the Red Devils were back in action, as the team traveled to Evansville to take on Class 3A No. 16 Evansville Memorial (3-2) in the Bosse Winter Classic.

However despite the quick turnaround and long bus ride, Jeffersonville continued their winning ways, downing the Tigers, 75-63.

“We were in a position we hadn’t been in before, playing with … mental fatigue coming off a good win, an emotional win Friday night,” Jeff coach Joe Luce told The Evening News and Tribune. “We played within ourselves and played together. I think our team did some good things. It’s a good win.”

Offensively, the Red Devils were clicking on all cylinders. For the game, Jeffersonville shot 33-of-51 (64.7-percent), including 6-of-9 from the three-point line. A 17-8 run to begin the fourth quarter solidified the win.

Jaden Coleman led the balanced attack for JHS. The senior scored 19 points on 9-of-14 shooting. He also contributed a game-high 10 rebounds and three steals. Falkenstein chipped in 18, while sophomore Jacob Jones used a perfect 7-of-7 from the field to tally 17 points. Tre Coleman added 10 points and seven assists.

Jeffersonville will look to continue its best start in almost 15 years when the team travels to take part in the Aleris Christmas Tournament at Hancock County (KY). The tournament will feature eight different teams, with the Red Devils meeting Madisonville (KY) in the first round. Currently, Madisonville is 7-2 on the season and atop the Kentucky Region 2 standings.


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