RAKESTRAW

Makayal Rakestraw, shown here in earlier action against Cherokee Bluff, scored 18 points Friday at White County. 

The East Jackson boys’ basketball team was handed a lopsided loss Friday (Dec. 4) as it struggled to get its offense going.

The Eagles (1-2) fell 65-35 at White County to a Warrior team that stymied them with an effective zone defense.

“White County did a great job keeping us off rhythm,” coach Jarvis Smith said. “Their zone worked to perfection on Friday night. Great basketball atmosphere at White County. They took us out the game early in the game mentally.”

Makayl Rakestraw led East Jackson with 18 points, but the Eagles lacked other scoring options.

“We are struggling to find consistent play outside of Rakestraw,” Smith said. “Missing our point guard Kendrick Carson had a lot to do with our struggles as well. I had to ask Rakestraw to run the team and score as well. Tough thing to do.”

The Eagles play at home against Cedar Shoals Wednesday (7:30 p.m.).

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