SAN DIEGO — The Jackson boys basketball team made 17 of 20 free throws and expanded a one-point halftime lead into a 63-50 victory over host University City in a Surf and Slam Tournament game Friday.
The Timberwolves outscored University City 35-23 in the second half.
“We started to get some transition baskets,” Jackson coach Steve Johnson said. “We started turning defense into offense.
“We’re staying in a hotel three to a room and we were walking around Disneyland all day yesterday, but we had a lot of energy in the second half. It was a pleasant surprise given the trip and all.”
Brian Zehr scored 15 points and had eight rebounds and Jason Todd scored 17 points and had seven rebounds to lead Jackson.
At University City H.S.
Jackson—Dineen 2, Kingma 3, Brown 2, A. Graff 6, Bates 0, Willgress 2, Dodd 5, Todd 17, Zehr 15, K. Graff 9, R. Waite 2, T. Waite 0, Roberts 0. University City—not reported. 3-point goals—Todd 1, K. Graff 3, A. Graff 1, Kingma 1. Records—Jackson 7-3 overall. University City 8-3.