But three missed free throws in the final 30 seconds wrecked their late rally to allow Dutchtown to escape Gray with a 39-38 victory, which put the finish on a terrible week for the Jones County girls.
They were also blown out 67-46 at Ola on Tuesday and 54-23 at Woodland on Friday to fall to 10-9 overall and 3-6 in 3A-AAAA, sliding to fifth place in the subregion.
After a six-game winning streak, including winning their annual Holiday Classic, the Jones County girls have lost five of their last six games.
“We didn’t play well at all up at Ola and Woodland, and we were the same in the first half tonight,” coach Lance Pittman said after the Dutchtown loss. “We’re just struggling with our consistency now, especially scoring.”
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