JOHNSBURG - The Jaguars stirred up an aggressive duel against Bolton Jan. 21, but couldn't pull off a victory.
After Johnsburg took the lead at 15-7 in the first quarter, the score was tied at 18-18 at the half. Bolton doubled Johnsburg's scoring in the third quarter and put up a 24-8 run in the second half to secure the victory.
"We played great defense, but turnovers really hurt us," said Jaguar head coach Mike Pelletier.
Johnsburg carries a 5-7 overall record and is 4-1 in the league. Their overall record makes their upcoming game against league leader Indian Lake-Long Lake not as important as it should be, according to Pelletier.
Taylor Ordway led the Jaguars in scoring and finished with a team-high 12 points, including two three-pointers. Ben Richards put up eight points and Adrian Veldman finished with three points. Kevin Conner put up a single basket and Andrew Veldman tallied one point.
Dom Pfau scored 12 points and Billy Smith added 11 for Bolton.
Despite some difficult losses, Johnsburg is a long-shot for a league title, but is hopeful about sectionals.
"We are making a strong push towards sectionals and hopefully we will get there," said Pelletier.