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High School Boys Basketball: Jackson snaps Cape Notre Dame’s five-game win streak

In the third contest of the Jackson boys basketball team’s four-game road skid, the Indians handed Cape Notre Dame its first loss since Jan. 4 by defeating the Bulldogs 60-51.

Notre Dame was riding a five-game winning streak with wins over Advance (No. 2 in Class 1), Park Hills Central and Saxony Lutheran.

Jackson senior guard Gavin Harris scored a game-high 19 points, six coming from three-point range.

Senior Dawson Dohogne put up a game-high 20 points for the Bulldogs.

Sophomore Kam Dohogne only managed 10 points in the game after he and Dawson combined for 55 points against Saxony Lutheran on Jan. 19.

The Indians led Notre Dame 33-19 at halftime, having scored 19 points over the Bulldogs 12 in the second quarter.

The Bulldogs nearly completed a comeback as they outscored Jackson in the second half, though, 32-25, to close the gap.

Second in scoring for Jackson was senior guard Pete Lake, who put up 14 against Notre Dame.

The Indians’ third-leading scorer was senior guard Desmond Harris, who scored six of his eight points from beyond the arc.

Both teams continue conference play on Tuesday, Jan. 30, as Jackson will travel south to face Charleston with Notre Dame set to host Cape Central.

The Indians return home from their road trip on Friday where they will face Class 4 Farmington.

Last year’s game between Jackson and the Knights was decided by one point with the Indians winning 69-68 as Lake scored 28 points.

Nick McNeal covers high school sports, college sports and community events for The Cash-Book Journal. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in multimedia journalism and has lived in Cape Girardeau County for the past five years. He can be reached at cbjsports@socket. net.

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