TAYLORSVILLE - The McDowell Titans junior varsity boys remained unblemished as they beat the Alexander Central Cougars 44-34 Friday afternoon in the Cougars auxiliary gym.
 
Ahead by just one point at  the half, the Titan jayvees used a 28-19 advantage in the second half to develop enough of a working margin.
 
Gavin Davis drained a total of five 3-pointers to finish with 15 points to lead McDowell (11-0 overall, 4-0 NW3A/4A Conference). Zavion Bianchini added seven points. Michael Queen along with Mason McPeters netted six points each. Josh Smith and Peyton Rose had four points each. Riley Moore and Jandon Robbins finished with two points each in the victory.
 
McDowell will be on the road Tuesday at South Caldwell (4:30 pm jayvee boys start).
 
Alexander Central 53, McDowell 37 (jayvee girls)
Overall, it was a rough go for the McDowell Lady Titans junior varsity basketball team on Friday as they were defeated by a 53-27 score at Alexander Central.
 
McDowell (6-2, 2-1) trailed by a 26-16 margin at halftime and was never able to get back into single digits the rest of the night. Alexander Central had six of the first eight points of the second half and overall held a 27-11 advantage after the break.
 
Payton Koone led the team with seven points, all in the first half. Katie Baker added six points. Kassie Banks, Madi Smith and Makiya Burgess had three points apiece.
 
Matti Duckworth and Marianna Carson scored two points each and Sydney Strode finished with one point.
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