J-Hawks extend division lead in boys basketball

ROCKFORD – Jefferson added to its lead in the NIC-10 boys basketball Division B race with an easy 64-37 win over winless Belvidere.

Latrell Graham led Jefferson with 16 points and five assists in just 20 minutes as 11 different J-Hawks scored. Jemere Jefferson added 14.

Hononegah is the only other undefeated team in Division B, but the Indians have only played one game because of coronavirus quarantine.

The J-Hawks play at Guilford on Saturday against the 2-2, 2-3 Vikings.

In a season limited by the coronavirus, NIC-10 coaches voted to split into two divisions with the leaders of each playing each other in a title game on March 13.

East still has a chance to get in that game in Division B. The E-Rabs are 2-1 and host Belvidere on Saturday.

NIC-10 Boys Standings
Division A
Team Conference Overall
Harlem 4-1 4-1
Boylan 3-1 3-1
Auburn 2-3 2-3
North 1-3 2-4
Freeport 0-3 0-3
Division B
Jefferson 4-0 4-2
Hononegah 1-0 1-0
East 2-1 2-1
Guilford 2-2 2-3
Belvidere 0-5 0-5

Posted on 02.19.21