The Jacksonville Indians dropped to 0-4 in District 17-4A with a 49-31 loss to the Whitehouse Wildcats at Jacksonville Gymnasium Friday night.

The Wildcats (18-4 overall, 3-1 in district) dominated throughout the game and never trailed in the contest. The Indians (8-13, 0-4) were able to keep the game close throughout the first quarter, but a four-point second quarter gave Whitehouse its chance to build a comfortable lead.

Jacksonville went into the locker room at halftime trailing 21-13. The Indians had trouble finding their scoring groove in the first half, but Addison Mosely looked as though he would get them back on track in the third quarter. Mosely scored eight points in the quarter, but Jacksonville only managed a total of nine points in the period, while Whitehouse scored 14.

“Addison was a bright spot on offense,” said Jacksonville head coach David Hanna. “He came out and made some shots for us. That was a good thing.”

The Wildcats put the game away in the fourth quarter adding another 14 points to their total.

“I thought we played really good defense in the first half,” Hanna said. “I thought in the second half, we had some break downs and we got a little frustrated because we couldn’t score.

“That is our biggest problem right now is to be able to keep scoring. When you don’t score, your defense will sometimes get a little frustrated and lose focus. Against a team that executes like they do, when you lose focus, it’s fixing to be a layup.”

Whitehouse was led by sophomores Kyle Ford with 13 points and Cade Clark, who scored 12 points and grabbed nine rebounds.

Mosely finished as the leading scorer for Jacksonville with 12 points and Kiara Cook added nine points.

Hanna said his team will take the positives from this game and work on them while continuing to improve through practice as the Indians get ready for their game at Henderson Tuesday at 8 p.m.

Whitehouse 46, Jacksonville 41

(junior varsity)

The Jacksonville Indians junior varsity team lost to Whitehouse 46-41 Friday night and dropped to 7-10 on the season.

Chris Manning and Benny Scott led the Indians with 14 and 13 points respectively.

The junior varsity team plays Henderson Tuesday.

Whitehouse 50,

Jacksonville 38 (freshmen)

The Jacksonville Indians freshmen team lost to Whitehouse 50-38 Friday night and dropped to 10-8 on the season.

The Indians were led by Cody Redd and Antwon Johnson, who scored 10 and nine points respectively.

The freshmen team plays at Henderson Tuesday.

Whitehouse 49, Jacksonville 31

Whitehouse 12 9 14 14 — 49

Jacksonville 9 4 9 9 — 31

WHITEHOUSE — Kyle Ford 13, Cade Clark 12, Layne Tidwell 9, Mitch Marquis 4, Luke Shivers 4, Chad Emmons 2, Preston Pressley 2, Payton Fedell 2, Jordan Nix 1. Three-point goals: none. Free-throws: 15-25.

JACKSONVILLE — Addison Mosely 12, Kiara Cook 9, Chris Williams 4, LaDelian Johnson 3, Paul Wardlaw 3. Three-point goals: (Johnson, Wardlaw). Free-throws: 1-3

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