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Wesley Jumper is getting the hang of playing at a new school. The senior guard made the move cross-county from West Union to Ingomar and is enjoying the ride with the defending 1A state champions.
“It was a little different when I first moved over here, but I’ve gotten used to it and I like it,” he said.
Jumper’s game-high 26 points helped the Falcons pick up their second win of the season, a 93-71 affair over East Union Tuesday night.
Ingomar quickly built a 26-11 lead after the first quarter, led by Jumper’s 11 points. Sitting down in the second due to foul trouble, the Falcons didn’t skip a beat with Henry Foster keeping Ingomar in the comfortable 49-32 lead at the half. Foster finished with 21 points, while Jon Logan Little added 13 for the Falcons (2-3). While Ingomar has struggled in their first five games this season, Jumper sees the team slowly coming together.
“We haven’t played well in the first part of this season yet, but it should be around the middle of the season before we really start playing good,” he said. “By division is when we need to be playing good.”
Jumper has spent many years playing against Ingomar’s Norris Ashley, but is enjoying sharing the sideline with the legendary coach.
“He’s a lot different than any coach I’ve ever had,” he laughed, “but I like it.”
Chris Tables and D.J. Armstrong each scored 15 points to lead the Urchins (1-4)
Ingomar 56 East Union 21(girls)
Mallory Adair scored a game-high 12 points to lead the Lady Falcons to their first win of the season, 56-21 over the Lady Urchins.
Ingomar built a 15-5 lead after the first led by six points by Shelly Grisham. Up 19 at the half, the Lady Falcons held East Union scoreless in the third quarter, while Adair hit her first of three second half triples.
Grisham and Emily Hall each had 11 points for Ingomar (1-4), while Ashley Leach led the Lady Urchins (1-4) with seven points.
East Union will participate in the Thrasher Tournament this weekend, while Ingomar will make the short trip to Pontotoc to play in the Warriors’ home tourney.