Jacksonville College unleashed a punishing inside attack on Hill College Tuesday night at the Curtis Carroll Fieldhouse and at the end of the evening the Lady Jaguars were able to walk away with a 77-70 win over NJCAA Region V's Lady Rebels.
Khadija Carter and Susan Agesen proved to be too formidable of task for the Lady Rebels (3-3) to control.
The freshmen towers of power combined to score 41 points and haul down 20 rebounds — Carter led the way with 22 points and a dozen boards.
“We have three young ladies (Carter, Ageson and Yvonne Maosa) who can really play with their backs to the basket,” Jacksonville College head coach Lynn Nabi said. “When we bring the ball down the court we are looking to go to one of our inside options first and foremost.”
JC led 36-31 at the break and out rebounded the visitors by 12 boards as the Lady Jags ran their record to 3-4 with the triumph.
“We've always felt good about what we were doing, but we feel even better after winning the last two over Odessa and Hill, a couple of solid NJCAA teams,” Nabi said. “Our team has a real even temperament and I think that they know that they have the potential to be a good basketball team.
“We've got speed, we've got shooters, we've got slashers and we have three ladies that can handle things down low. We have a lot more options than we have had in the past and I like that.”
Allison Moore, another freshman, played her best game as a Lady Jag on Tuesday.
She poured in 14 points and had five assists out of the No. 2-guard slot.
“We knew all along that Allison (Moore) could play college basketball, and for the first time she showed us that she could,” Nabi commented. “We knew that she had that in her all along.”
Other standouts for JC were Jinaki Robinson (eight points and six assists) and Breanna Burford (seven points and seven rebounds).
The Lady Jags also did well for the charity line where they hit at an 80-percent clip (16-of-20).
Next up for the JC women will be a date with McLennan at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
The following afternoon (4 p.m.) the Lady Jags will host Mountain View College.
Those games will be the features in the Jacksonville College Classic, which also has Paris Junior College coming in.
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