Basketball Jones

Ben Jones, that is. Coach Rodney Watson gave a shout-out to his USI basketball team’s backup guard for what he did coming off the bench, particularly in the first half, at Lewis on Saturday. “Our unsung hero was Ben Jones,” said Watson. “He had 14 huge minutes.”

What made Jones play big? A 3-pointer he drained at the very end of the first half to put the Eagles ahead 43-26 by halftime, for one. His defense, for another. He helped keep Lewis’ David Bryant in check in the first half, limiting him to five points. Bryant finished with 18.

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