Bobcats smother William Carey JV, 80-49November 6, 2012
By Shawn Wansley, JCJC Sports Information Director
ELLISVILLE – The Jones County Junior College Bobcats overwhelmed the William Carey University Junior Varsity Crusaders, 80-49, here Monday night at A.B. Howard Gymnasium.
The Bobcats scored the first six points of the game and were never threatened as they improved their record to 2-0 on the season.
JCJC returns to action Thursday when they travel to Monroeville, Ala., to face Alabama Southern Community College. The women’s game begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 7:30 p.m.
The next home games will be Nov. 12 vs. Northeast Mississippi Community College. The women’s game starts at 5 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 7 p.m.
William Carey travels to Jefferson Davis Community College at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
During halftime of Monday’s game, Lady Bobcat head coach Sandra Sumrall was recognized for recording her 200th victory at JCJC on Saturday. The Lady Bobcats defeated Delgado Community College (La.), 68-58, to achieve Sumrall’s milestone.
Bobcats 80, Crusaders 49
An Adrian Potter free throw capped an 8-0 run and gave the Bobcats a 17-6 lead with 10:00 left in the first half. WCU cut the lead to 19-15 with 5:56 showing when Christopher London made a free throw, but that was as close as they would get for the rest of the game.
JCJC closed the half on a 15-2 run, capped by a pair of Donta Pittman free throws with 40.2 seconds showing, and took a 34-17 advantage at intermission.
The Bobcats stretched the lead to 53-29 with 13:16 left in the game when Emmanuel Davis hit two free throws. JCJC led 70-45 with 3:53 to play when Tyler Rhodes hit a 3-pointer.
Their longest advantage was at the end of the game.
Tanner Wozniak led Jones with 15 points, going 5-of-9 from 3-point range. Donta Pittman and Cory Jackson added 11 points each.
Emmanuel Davis had a game-high 10 rebounds, while Cory Jackson and Wesley Bell-Blackmon added nine each and Donta Pittman had eight.
JCJC outrebounded the Crusaders by a whopping, 60-27 margin.
London paced the Crusaders with 16 points.
JCJC was 24-of-78 from the field for 30.8 percent and 25-of-37 from the free throw line for 67.6 percent.
WCU was just 18-of-66 from the field for 27.3 percent and 12-of-24 from the line for 50 percent.