Jacksonville College turned up the pressure a couple of notches in the second half and as a result the Lady Jaguars were able to trip up Paris' Lady Dragons, 67-62, in a Region XIV affair that was played at the Curtis Carroll Fieldhouse Saturday afternoon.
The win enabled the JC ladies (9-8, 3-3 Region XIV) to avenge a two-point loss suffered at the hands of the Lady Dragons (10-9, 4-3) last week in Paris.
JC's Yvonne Maosa led an unoficial 'Sophomore Showcase' — the Lady Jags' second-season players poured in 56 of the teams total points with Maosa netting a game high 21. Seventeen of her points came in the decisive second half.
Deva'Nyar Workman pitched in 19 and put the bow on a double-double by pulling down 11 rebounds.
Ally Moore, another Lady Jag sophomore, scored eight points and had several timely baskets in the final 20-minute segment.
JC's intensity, especially on the defensive end resulted in 12 Paris turnovers in the final half, with JC able to convert a handful of those into baskets.
JC took the lead for good on an old fashioned three point play by Moore that made the score 59-57 with 3:04 left in the game.
Paris, who led 34-33 at half time, was led in scoring by Damya Toney with 17. Cunningham added 11.
Toney and Cunningham combined to go 5 of 7 from three point range, with four of the triples coming n the opening half.
Jacksonville will visit Kilgore College at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Jacksonville College 67, Paris Junior College 62
PJC 34 28 — 62
JC 33 34 — 67
Paris (10-9, 4-3) — Chy Cunningham, 11; Damya Toney, 17; Lea Holt, 2; Shanice Vaughn, 8; Maeghan Scott, 9; Adriene Small, 6; Shannon DeFoe, 9.
Jacksonville (9-8, 3-3) — Deva'Nyar Workman, 19; Cecile Makakala, 1; Shahd Abboud, 2; Jamie Lamb, 4; Bria Freeland, 4; Christina Robinson, 5; Yvonne Maosa, 21; Ally Moore, 8; Susan Agesen, 3.
Free Throws — P- 12-17 (70.1%). J- 20-29 (68.9%).
Three Point Shots — 6-15 (40%) Toney, 3. J- 5-12 (41.7%) Workman, 2.
Rebounds — P- 29 (Vaughn, 7). J- 26 (Workman, 11).
Turnovers — P- 20. J- 14
Next Game — Jacksonville at Kilgore College, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.