Jersey's Jacob Witt had his best game of the season in a crucial opening IHSA Jersey Regional matchup against Triad on Monday night, erupting for 20 points in the 54-52 victory.
"We knew they weren't going to guard him because they didn't the last time we played them," Jersey coach Stote Reeder said of Witt. "We as a coaching staff kept telling him that would be a mistake. He has no arrogance to him; he said, 'I hope it's a mistake.' I said, 'yes, it is going to be a mistake. You are going to have a great game' and he sure did with 20 points."
Jersey (16-14) faces top seed Marquette (18-13) at 6 p.m. on Wednesday in the tourney. Highland and Civic Memorial play in the 7:30 p.m. confrontation Wednesday.
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