The girls had the easier time of it winning 50-36, but the Cavaliers found themselves down by 14 at the half before a wild finish in a 71-64 slugfest.
The win for the Cavaliers gives them a 4-6 overall record and moves them to 3-1 in the region.
The girls are now 7-3 and 3-1 in the region.
The Cavaliers used a furious comeback in the second half to overtake Jackson after being down 14 points.
Callaway managed to go up by 12 in the fourth quarter which constituted a 26-point swing.
The contest turned into a wild west show late in the game when Jackson coach Roderick Collier and one of his players were both whistled for two technical fouls each.
The free throws made by Callaway off the technical put it up by 10 points and the game was over.
“They just lost their composure,” Callaway coach Terry Hayes said.
In the first half, it was Callaway having problems finding the bottom of the net.
The Cavaliers went a cold 8-of-24 from the field, only hitting three buckets and two free throws in the second quarter.
Hayes changed his strategy starting in the fourth quarter and the move allowed the Cavs to slowly chip away at Jackson’s lead.
“We came out in the second half and put on full-court, man-to-man defensive pressure,” Hayes said. “We made some steals, made our shots and got back in to the ball game.”
Hayes commented that full-court pressure forced Jackson out of itsrhythm and the Jaguar players were tired down the stretch.
Callaway, meanwhile, forced a number of turnovers in the second half, turning them into points.
Down by three going into the fourth quarter, Callaway made two steals that resulted in a pair of baskets.
Callaway also was in the double bonus starting at 7:36 left in the fourth quarter.
In the end, Jackson was forced to foul and when it did get the ball back, it was unable to convert at the other end.
For the Cavaliers, they were led in scoring by Nehemiah Jones, who poured in 25 points.
Teammate Brandon Bridges had 18.
In the girls game, the Lady Cavaliers never trailed in the game against Jackson.
They led 14-7 after the first quarter, 27-18 at the half, 41-28 after three and stretched their lead to as many as 19 in the second half.
Both teams played fairly even in the first quarter, but it was a decisive second quarter when Callaway coach Deyano Martins showed his hand, implementing a stifling full-court press that rattled Jackson into committing a slew of turnovers.
“When I first came out, I saw they had a lot of height, so I kind of wanted to pack the lane up and not put a lot of pressure on them,” Martin said. “But as the game goes, we realized their guards were not real good ball handlers. I didn’t want to put pressure on them and show it and give them time to adjust to it.”
Callaway also used the second-chance shot to pad its lead with Ladasia Bray putting in eight first half points, most on put backs.
Jackson managed to cut the lead to three points in the third quarter, as the Lady Cavs went cold without scoring any points until 5:38 when Bray put in bucket, her 10th point of the game.
But just as quickly as Jackson pulled back within reach, Callaway put in three buckets to extend its lead back to 11 and shutting the Lady Jags down for the night.
Scoring for Callaway was even across the board. Bray led the way for with 11 points. Tytiyuana Gates and Monica Jackson each had six points.