Posted On: 12/2/19 9:01 PM
Monday, December 2nd I traveled to Eastern High School for my first ever regular season matchup between Mercy and Eastern. From the jump it seemed that Mercy was going to take control of the game and that is exactly what they did. After Q1, the Mercy Jaguars were already out to a 15 point lead, 25-10. Mercy went on a 23-8 run to make the halftime score, 48-18. There was no slowing down for the Jaguars as they ended up winning the game 83-41. Amazing performance by Mercy.
My Five Takeaways:
Seniors Ta'Ziah Jenks & Paige Taylor for Mercy were really a problem for Eastern. Jenks standing at 6'1" and Taylor at 6'0". Their length down-low caused Eastern to put up a lot of contested shots, which led to blocked shots and defensive rebounds for the Jaguars. Jenks & Taylor were also incredible on the offensive end of the floor. Jenks ended with 15 points and Taylor ended with 12. They easily got their shot off under the basket because of their size and ability to finish.
Mercy's Constant Pressure:
Head Coach Baisch kept shouting out to his players to keep up the pressure. They ran