Boys’ Diver Jacobey Jones and Boys’ Basketball’s Michael Moffitt C-T Athletes Of The Weeki

Posted on February 23, 2012 in Boy's Basketball, Boy's Swimming, Winter Sports

 

Michael Mofitt dunks the ball in a 2011-2012 game.

BY MATT WILSON mwilson@chronicle-tribune.com www.chronicle-tribune.com

Oak Hill senior Jacobey Jones was able to dive his way to the second step in the state swimming and diving tournament at Hamilton Southeastern on Saturday. Oak Hill senior Michael Moffitt helped the Golden Eagles gain a share of the Central Indiana Conference championship.

For those efforts, Jones and Moffitt have been named the Chronicle-Tribune’s Athletes of the Week.

With the top four finishers from Saturday’s sectional advancing to day’s regional at Fishers, Jones took second place with 405.50 points. He took runner-up to Hamilton Southeastern’s Cody Coldron, who won with 504.60 points.

Jones, who transferred from Wawasee High School this year, had Oak Hill’s best finish since Chris Simmons won the sectional championship in 2010.

“Jacobey really did a good job with his first five dives, and then after that he just put it on cruise control and just maintained to that second-place spot,” Oak Hill diving coach Bobby Hart said. “He really held his composure well, especially there at the end.”

Other divers from the Hamilton Southeastern Sectional joining Jones at the regional will be Hamilton Southeastern sophomore Seth Winslow and Fishers freshman Austin Smith.

Winslow took third with 277.95 points, while Smith was fourth with 274.55 points.

Also advancing into the regional are the top four divers from the Fort Wayne South Side, Jay County, Noblesville and Zionsville Sectionals. The top eight finishers from that regional move on to the state finals.

Jones has the seventh-best score among all the divers advancing to the Fishers Regional. Coldron has the top score. The other scores ahead of Jones came from Lafayette Jeff junior Dustin Miller (467.20 points), Muncie Central senior Zane Parker (468.60), Carroll senior Johan Snyder (429.30), Noblesville junior Zachary Hall (417.45 points) and Homestead senior Tyler Warren (408.05 points).

“As long as Jacobey focuses and dives like he did on Saturday, the he will have no problem making it to the state meet,” Hart said.

Jones’ performance helped Oak Hill as a team place fourth in the sectional with 270 points. Hamilton Southeastern won the sectional with 537 points.

Should Jones get past the regional, the state diving prelims and finals are Saturday at the IUPUI Natatorium.

“Jacobey is just a really good kid to coach and he listens well to corrections,” Hart said. “He listens well to what I tell him to correct, and he works his best on making those corrections. That is what has made him progress from where it was at the first time I saw him to now.”

One day before Jones’ diving performance, Moffitt helped the Golden Eagle boys’ basketball team to a nearly unheard-of share of the CIC championship. Moffitt contributed a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds, helping Oak Hill defeat Elwood 65-48. That finished Oak Hill at 5-2 in the CIC.

Also on Friday night, Frankton defeated Alexandria 72-61. That result also put Frankton and Alexandria at 5-2 in the conference. And with Madison-Grant also finishing 5-2 in league play, that created a four-way tie for the conference championship.

It was the first time in the history of the league that there was a four-way tie for the title.

Moffitt finished 5-for-10 from the field and 2-for-4 from the foul line en route to his 12-point effort. Six of his 13 rebounds were offensive. He also had three assists and three steals.

With that effort, Moffitt now is averaging 7.7 points per game and has grabbed a team-high 135 rebounds.

Friday was Moffitt’s second double-double of the season. The other came when he scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in a 71-62 victory over Southwood. Friday was Moffitt’s first double-figure rebound game since the Southwood contest.

Friday also was Moffitt’s first double-figure scoring game since he had 16 points on Jan. 27 at Madison-Grant.

The Golden Eagles end their regular season tonight when they host Northwestern.

 

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