The Tail End of Basketball: Jackson Academy vs. Pillow

from Issue 13


On 26 February 2020, the Lady Raiders’ basketball team traveled to Mississippi College to take on Pillow Academy. This was the quarterfinal game against the Lady Mustangs, which was supposed to be a challenging game. Pillow Academy was leading 13–0 by the end of the second quarter; however, the Raiders pulled through with a 9-0 run going into the the third quarter. At this point, the score was 33-29 in favor of Pillow, going into the last quarter of the game. As both teams kept on scoring, it was drawing into a close game. JA shot a 3-pointer with 23 seconds left on the clock to make it a one-point game. Jackson Academy got a turnover and one last shot, which proved unsuccessful, before the game concluded. Pillow pulled out a close victory of 45-44, and the Lady Raiders concluded their season at 28-9. Senior Reeves Stratton received University Heart Player with The Most Heart award, with 15 points, 1 rebound, and 2 steals.