Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

Local Sports

January 7, 2013

Jacksonville College women breeze to 87-point victory

JACKSONVILLE — Sharp-looking new uniforms and a new player — Deva'Nyar Workman — helped make the Jacksonville College Lady Jaguars' 115-28 shellacking of the East Texas Lady Flight even sweeter for JC fans on Thursday night at the Curtis Carroll Fieldhouse.

The JC women (7-7) closed out the non-conference portion of their schedule by earning their biggest win — the 87-point decision surpasses the Lady Jags' 66-point decision over the Lady Flight that occurred on Nov. 27 — of the year.

Workman, a highly decorated prep player out of Reading, Pa., saw limited duty in the 2010-11 before eventually being sidelined for medical reasons.

She made her season debut on Thursday by scoring 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the field.

Workman also came away with six rebounds and quickly established herself as a primary force on both ends of the court.

Khadijah Carter, Region XIV's leading scorer (20 ppg.), wound up with a team high 19 points for the Lady Jags.

Carter was one of five JC women who finished in double figures on an evening that saw every young lady that dressed out for JC score at least two points.

Other double digit point makers for the winners were, Susan Agesen (15), Breanna Burford (12) and Yvonne Maosa (11).

Agesen also snagged nine rebounds for JC.

The Lady Jags led wire-to-wire with Agesen getting the JC ladies on the board first when she scored a deuce at the 19:27 mark, following a Lady Flight turnover.

The visitors turned the ball over a whopping 39 times in the game, while the Lady Jags committed just nine miscues.

The Lady Flight were held scoreless for an 11:19 span of the opening half and during the same time the Lady Jags were able to add 35 unanswered points to what was then just a six-point advantage.

JC led 63-13 at the break as every player saw extensive playing time in both halves.

Lady Jag reserve Rebecca Chalkee had the honor of sending the JC women into triple digits for the first time this season when she drained a couple of shots from the free throw line with 6:09 to go in the final half that made the score 101-25.

The damage could have been much worse had the final 11:48 of the affair not had been played with a continuous running clock, which was decided on by mutual agreement between the coaches of each team.

The Lady Jags will be back in Region XIV play today when they visit Panola College at 4 p.m.

The JC gals are 0-1 in league play while the Fillies own a 1-1 league slate.

Panola lost, 55-34, to Baton Rouge (La.) Community College on Thursday night.


Text Only
Local Sports
  • 07-22-Updated cover tease art.jpg Bullard's Rumbelow rapidly rising up through ranks in Yankee farm system

    In just over a month Nick Rumbelow, a former Bullard High School pitching standout, will be celebrating his 23rd birthday.

    Where he will be on that day is anyone's guess and may be classified as a “$64,000 question.”

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Indian head.jpg Jacksonville Football Camp set for Aug. 4

    Jacksonville High School will be hosting a free football camp, targeted towards for all incoming 7th, 8th and 9th grade football players, on Aug 4-5.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 10273379_236808723182178_4581202026987849136_o.jpg Rusk qualifies 4 teams for TTA state baseball tournaments

    There will we far fewer youth baseball players, coaches, family members and supporters roaming the streets of Rusk this week.

    That's because, county them, four teams from Rusk will be competing at venues around Central and East Texas in various Texas Teenage-Baseball Association state championship tournaments.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-22-Wright + mug.jpg Jacksonville finds new defensive a few miles down Highway 79

    Jacksonville athletic director/head football coach Chris Taber said that DeJoran “D. J.” Wright, former co-defensive coordinator at Palestine High School, was a logical choice to take over as the Tribe's new defensive coordinator for several reasons — most importantly was Wright's “X's and O's” philosophy.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • prca_logo1.jpg Wells roper snares a nice payday at Snake River Stampede

    Tyler McKnight, of Wells, and team roping partner Jake Cooper, won first place in the opening round of the Snake River Stampede (rodeo) that was held last week in Nampa, Idaho.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-19-SA + foto.jpg Jacksonville College's Abboud pays dividends for Israel’s WNT

    Jacksonville College women's basketball coach Leasa Ailshie is expecting great things from incoming sophomore Shahd Abboud, who hails from Shefa-Amr, Israel, when the Lady Jags report on Aug. 16 for the fall semester.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • 10273379_236808723182178_4581202026987849136_o.jpg Area softball teams wrap up play in TTA state tourneys

    Two Cherokee County youth softball teams concluded their respective runs at Texas Teen-Age Softball Association state tournaments earlier this week.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • JJHS logo.png Fightin' Maiden Volleyball camp canceled

    The Jacksonville Fightin, Maiden Volleyball Camp, scheduled to take place Monday thru Wednesday has been canceled.

    All registration fees will be refunded in full.

    For more information call the JHS Athletic Department (903) 586-2131.


    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-17-Hill + mug.png JC's Hill to play for Our Lady of the Lake

    Two down and one to go.

    Jacksonville College saw its second of four sophomores sign a National Letter of Intent late last week, when Davvin Hill signed with Our Lady of the Lake University, a NAIA school located in San Antonio.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-17-Vert. I art.JPG Harris keeps Fightin' Maiden hoops camp simple

    One would probably be hard pressed to find any summer youth sports camp with a more streamlined approach than was found at the Jacksonville Fightin' Maiden Basketball camp, which took place this week at the Jacksonville High School Gymnasium.

    “We just asked the young ladies for two things,” Tony Harris, Jacksonville High School head girl's basketball coach, stated on Wednesday. “First, we wanted them to have fun and secondly we wanted them to learn control — to be able to control their eyes, their body and the (opposing) defender.”

    July 17, 2014 3 Photos