Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

January 17, 2014

Parson's 21 enables JHS girls to collect first 16-4A victory

Jay Neal
Jacksonville Daily Progress



Jasmine Parson scored a game high 21 points, pulled down 11 rebounds and had several steals and assists to ignite the Fightin' Maidens to a 55-34 win over Nacogdoches Friday evening in Jacksonville.

The victory was the Maidens' first in District 16-4A play this season as the Jacksonville girls moved to 12-12, 1-4 with the win while dropping the Lady Dragons to 13-12, 1-4.

Jacksonville took the lead for good with 3:17 to go in the first quarter after TaSheena Canady made good on a mid-range stop and pop that made the score 10-8 in favor of the Maidens.

Jacksonville drove the death spike into the Lady Dragons' coffin early on as an 11-0 Maiden outburst that began with about two minutes to play in the first period and ended with 5:16 to play in the second stanza, put Jacksonville in front by 15 points, 25-10.

Monica Franklin swished in 17 points and came away with nine rebounds while Inchantra Kendrick dominated the glass by shagging a game-high 15 boards.

Kendrick also scored eight points, with Canady finishing up with six.

Ridaija Miller and Jurnee Lockett accounted for 11 points apiece for the Lady Dragons.

The Maidens will open the second half of District 16-4A play Tuesday night by traveling to John Tyler for a 6:15 p.m. tip.