Jets rally, but fall short against New Haven
STREAKING TO THE HOOP â€” Lady Jetsâ€™ junior guard Bess Fiechter makes a hard cut to the basket awaiting the pass from senior Olivia Macklin. Fiechter led AC with nine points on the night, while Macklin added four. (Photo by Cassandra Lehman)
MONROE—A comeback rally in the second half fell short for the Adams Central girls basketball team Tuesday night as New Haven survived a quick AC blitz to gain a 46-33 non-conference win at the Hangar.
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New Haven had led by 13 midway through the third period at 31-18 before the Jets, now 2-6 on the season, started to chip away at the Bulldog lead. Madison Carroll and Bess Fiechter scored baskets, the latter coming on an offensive rebound of a missed free throw.
The teams swapped a pair of points to end the period at 33-24 but a 7-1 opening of the final stanza had New Haven coach Gary Cobb concerned, especially after Fiechter scored on back-to-back Bulldog turnovers. Those buckets made the score 35-31 with 4:47 to play but New Haven then put a lid on the AC hoop outscoring the Jets 11-2 for the rest of the game.
The win moved New Haven to 4-5 on the season.
In the junior varsity contest, New Haven captured a 38-33 victory.