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January 11, 2014

Bossier shoots 53% from field to bury Jaguars, 87-66

JC men drop to 1-6 in Region XIV

JACKSONVILLE —

Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC) head men's basketball coach Joe St. Andre was inquiring about a buffet-style restaurant to take his Cavaliers to for dinner Saturday night.

His team had already had a feast, however, as the Cavaliers shot 53.5-percent (30-56) from the field to stun Jacksonville College, 87-66, in front of a hearty crowd at the Curtis Carroll Fieldhouse.

On the flip side, the Jags connected on just 25 of 67 tries from the field (37.3-percent).

The loss dropped the Jags (6-11, 1-6 Region XIV) into one of the two bottom positions in the conference standings, with the two last place schools not earning a spot into the Region XIV Championship Tournament, which will take place in early March.

BPCC improved to 3-13, 2-5 with the victory.

Cavalier assistant coach Rocky French said his team had not shot that well in its last four or five games, and that he thought architecture had a part to play in the BPCC win.

“We seem to shoot well in the smaller gyms,” French said. “We won at Blinn, Coastal Bend and now here in Jacksonville and we shot very well in all three buildings, which are smaller places.”

BPCC's win over Blinn was eventually awarded to the Bucs on a forfeit, after BPCC won the actual game by a single point.

Both clubs came out tight and appeared to be nervous early on as six turnovers were committed in the first two minutes of play, three by each team.

The Cavs took the lead for good with 7:44 to play in the first half, following a trey by Davon Moss that gave BPCC a 22-21 edge.

BPCC was lethal from beyond the arc, where the Cavs drained rainmakers at a 41.2-percent (7-17) clip.

BPCC then went on to close the half out by outscoring the JC men, 19-7, to take a 41-28 lead into the locker room at the half.

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