It's always good to have a “Plan B”, so when the East Texas Lady Flight arrived at the Curtis Carroll Fieldhouse with less than five players Thursday night, JC officials divided the Lady Jag team into two units and then added the Lady Flight players that were on hand to the mix, along with JC assistant women's basketball coach Rocio Medrano.
What followed was a spirited Purple vs. White inter-squad scrimmage, with former JC head women's basketball coach Lynn Nabi coaching the Purple squad to a 82-63 win over the White, which were under the direction of head women's basketball coach Leasa Ailshie.
The Purple team relied heavy on its inside game and staked a 40-29 lead at the half.
The White, which featured more of a perimeter game, cut the Purple's lead to six points on several occasions in the first five minutes of the second half, but that was as close as they would get to earning the win.
Five players scored in double digits for the winning outfit, with Yvonne Maosa leading the way with 17 points.
Shahd Abboud added 16, Ally Moore dropped in 15, which included several rainmakers from the corner.
Also finishing in double figures for the Purple team were Medrano (11) and Shamaya Evans (10).
Medrano is a member of the Mexican National team.
Deva'Nyar Workman of the White squad led all players with 25 points.
Susan Agesen knocked in 14, followed by Cecile Makakala with a dozen.
The Lady Jags (8-6, 1-1 Region XIV) return to conference play action Wednesday by visiting Paris Junior College.
NOTE: JC officially won the scheduled game against the Lady Flight by a 2-0 (forfeit) score.