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Girls basketball: John Jay falls to Patriots

Coming off the holiday break, the John Jay girls basketball team jumped right back into the thick of things on Wednesday when it traveled north to play undefeated John Jay East Fishkill.

Unfortunately, the Indians came out flat, fell behind by 20 in the first half, and wound up losing the game, 65-47.

“We were flat and didn’t have the same intensity we’ve had the last few weeks,” said coach Greg Blake. “John Jay East Fishkill is very good, but we didn’t play very well.”

The Patriots, ranked 12th in Class AA in the latest state poll, improved to 7-0. The Indians dropped to 2-4.

John Jay East Fishkill jumped out to a 20-6 lead after the first quarter, and was up by 22 points, 39-17, at halftime.

The Indians managed to cut the lead to 12 in the third quarter, but the deficit proved too big and the opponent too good.

“We’ve been playing so hard and playing so well lately, maybe we were due to have a letdown, but it was the wrong time and wrong team to have it against,” said Blake. “I’m hoping it was a wake-up call.”

Sydney Glenn led the way for the Indians with 12 points and eight rebounds, while Sarah Lang finished with six points and 10 rebounds.

Delaney Spencer and Molly Newcomb also scored six points each.

Five players scored in double figures for John Jay East Fishkill.

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