The Jefferson basketball team suffered a lopsided loss to Class AAAAAAA Archer Saturday (Nov. 30), falling 94-63 in a game played at Cherokee Bluff.

The Dragons (3-3), who were still missing players to football on Saturday, fell down 25-11 after a quarter and 49-31 at the half en route to the 31-point loss.

Archer, which had five players reach double figures in scoring, shot a scorching 59.6 percent from the floor and 52.4 percent from 3-point range, hitting 11 treys.

The Tigers also dominated scoring in the paint, 44-18, over the Dragons.

Spencer Darby, who hit five 3-pointers, led Jefferson with 16 points. Owen Parker added 12 points, eight rebounds and seven assists.

Jefferson had better results in its own holiday tournament. The team went 2-1, beating Flowery Branch (60-44) on Nov. 22, losing to Winder-Barrow (72-69) on Nov. 25 and beating Dacula (82-76) on Nov. 26.

The Dragons host Monroe Area Tuesday (Dec. 3) at 7:30 pm. in their region opener. 

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