Washington did rebound to play a solid fourth quarter but the damage was already done. While disappointed with the result, Miiller was happy with the effort his team gave against Jasper.
“I thought we played hard throughout the game. Sometimes we just didn’t play very intelligently,” said Miiller. “We just have to get better, we have to continue to improve our ball handling.”
Matthew Stephens led the Hatchets in scoring with 14 points, all in the second half. Overton was next with 13, followed by 11 from Carson Smith and seven from Stoll. Brown finished with five and Matthew Sparks added two points.
Austin Alles topped Jasper with 11 points, followed by Courtland Betz and Tyler Notthingham with 11 each.
A big second half for the home team turned a close JV contest at halftime into a 49-25 Jasper win. Jarrod Purdue led the Hatchets with eight points, followed by seven from Kory May and four points apiece from Reed Neff and Jalen Edwards.
The Hatchets host Gibson Southern tonight.