The Quincy Jackrabbits’ boys basketball team went into its winter break with one home loss and one home win, to take its overall record to 8-2.

The Jacks lost at home to Brewster 68-65 in a contest that did not feel that close at times, but in which the Jacks hung tough and made a late push near the end that almost allowed them to snag a win from an impressive Brewster squad.

Then, a couple of days later, the Jacks rebounded at home, defeating a game but overmatched Royal Knights squad, 70-48 in a doubleheader turned “singleheader,” if that’s a word, after Royal could not field a girls’ team.

Against the Royal Knights, Aidan Heikes and his Fender had 21 points (including a three-point shot that made him pantomime a guitar toward the crowd), TreyVaughn Bierlink had nine points, nine rebounds and 8 assists. Saul Alvarez had 13 points, five assists and four steals, Aidan Bews had 11 points and nine rebounds, and Jalen Spence had 10 points and five assists.

Next up for the Jacks are two more nonleague matches (their league record remains an unblemished 4-0) against two teams from the Yakima area at the Yakima Valley Sundome on Dec. 28.

Results were not available prior to press time.

The Jacks then were set to return to Grant County on Dec. 30, to face an old rival from their CWAC days, now a nonleague foe: The Othello Huskies, with tipoff scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at QHS. Weather forced the cancellation of the game as well as the girls' game

The Jacks and Lady Jacks return to Caribou Trail League action on Jan. 4, when they host the Cascade Kodiaks.

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