Lady Bobcats snap skid; JCJC men improve to 7-0November 27, 2012
By Shawn Wansley, JCJC Sports Information Director
ELLISVILLE – The Jones County Junior College Lady Bobcats used a strong second half effort to snap a two-game losing streak.
JCJC was tied with Alabama Southern Community College at 32-32 at halftime before pulling away for a 74-63 decision here Monday night at A.B. Howard Gymnasium.
In the men’s game, the Bobcats placed five players in double figures and remained undefeated at 7-0 with a 93-75 decision over the Eagles.
The Bobcats open MACJC South Division play on Thursday when they travel to Summit to face Southwest Mississippi. The women’s game tips at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 7:15 p.m.
ASCC hosts Meridian Community College at 5:30/7:30 p.m. on Thursday.
Lady Bobcats 74, Lady Eagles 63
JCJC outscored ASCC 15-5 over the first 7:43 of the second half and appeared to take control. Keoshya Wilson scored with 12:17 left in the game to give Jones a 47-37 lead.
But the Lady Eagles came back and would tie the game at 53-53 with 7:12 to go when Brittnee Orr scored.
However, the Lady Bobcats would take the lead for good when Wilson hit two free throws with 6:36 showing to make it 55-53. ASCC was within 61-58 with four minutes to play, but JCJC then went on an 8-2 run – capped by two Chelsea Phillips free throws – and took a 69-60 lead with 1:24 left in the game.
Rayshell Harris hit a 3-pointer with 1:02 left to make it 69-63, but that was as close as the visitors would get.
Phillips paced JCJC with 19 points, while Wilson added 16. Kaylan Hughes added 12 and LaTisha McCullum had 10. Wilson led JCJC in rebounding with eight, while McCullum and Kimberly Clemts each had five assists.
Cessiley Colwell led Alabama Southern, 4-4, with 26 points and seven rebounds. Devina Moulds added 13 points, while Orr had 12.
The Lady Bobcats were 28-of-59 from the floor (47.5 percent) and 18-of-26 from the free throw line. ASCC was 25-of-65 from the field (38.5 percent) and 9-of-16 from the foul line.
JCJC outrebounded the Lady Eagles, 35-32.
The Lady Bobcats lost 64-58 at ASCC on Nov. 8
Bobcats 93, Eagles 75
The men’s game was close throughout the first half.
In fact, the Eagles took a 26-23 lead with 6:12 to play when Will Bailey hit two free throws. But Jones would go on a 9-0 run to take the lead for good.
J.J. Bolton’s basket with 3:54 left gave the Bobcats a 32-26 lead and Jones would lead 37-32 at halftime.
ASCC’s Jordan Roethler hit a 3-pointer with 12:33 left to pull the Eagles within 48-44, but that would be as close as they would get.
JCJC would go on an 18-7 run over the next four minutes and took a 66-51 lead with 8:35 left when Ladarron Johnson scored. The Eagles pulled within 80-67 with 3:38 to play when Cyrus Lavant hit two free throws.
JCJC’s longest lead of the game would be 21 points on two occasions – the final one being at 93-72 with 6.3 seconds to play when Johnson scored.
Johnson led the Bobcats with 19 points. Wesley Bell-Blackmon had 16, Tanner Wozniak had 14, Detrick Davis had 12 and Cory Jackson added 10.
Blackmon and Bolton had seven rebounds each, while Bolton had seven assists.
Orlando Coleman had 23 points and 10 rebounds for the Eagles, 2-5. Lavant added 13 points, Bailey had 12 and Roethler added 10.
The Bobcats were 36-of-80 from the field (45.0 percent) and 6-of-18 from 3-point range (33.3 percent). Jones was 15-of-23 from the line.
ASCC was 26-of-63 from the floor (41.3 percent) and 16-of-27 from the line.
Each team had 34 rebounds.
The Bobcats defeated the Eagles 92-68 on Nov. 8 in Monroeville, Ala.