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January 24, 2014

16-4A Girls Hoops: Maidens cage Ladycats, 56-42

Parson tosses in game-high 20 points



Jacksonville used a rock-solid second half effort to dispatch Whitehouse, 56-42, in a District 16-4A test that took place at the JISD Gymnasium Friday evening.

Leading 28-25 to start the third stanza, the Maidens outscored Whitehouse 28-17 in the final two quarters to stroll to victory.

Jacksonville moved to 14-12, 3-4 in 16-4A, while the Ladycats fell to 2-5 in conference.

The Maidens are currently in fourth place in the league standings behind John Tyler, Corsicana and Lindale.

Jacksonville entertains Lindale at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and will be looking to avenge a loss suffered to the Lady Eagles earlier this season in Lindale.

After the Ladycats pulled to within three points, 42-39, with 6:07 left in the game, the Maidens started to click on all cylinders and went on to outscore Whitehouse 14-3 the rest of the game to close strong.

The Maiden defense, which seemed to get stronger as the night went on, held the Ladycats to 3 for 12 (25-percent) shooting from the field in the last period.

Jasmine Parson, Jacksonville's senior floor general paced the Maidens with a game-best 20 points, while DaMonica Franklin added 10.

Parson was inactive (injury) the first time Jacksonville played Whitehouse, which resulted in a triple-overtime win for the Ladycats and she seemed determined to go excel in her final game against the rival Ladycats.

“I wanted to have a good game against Whitehouse and be able to help my team win,” Parson said. “It was really important to me since I was not able to play in the first game.”

Incahntra Kendrick pitched in nine and TaSheena Canady dumped in eight, to compliment her team-high nine rebounds.

Ashton Ates' 17 points was tops for the Ladycats.


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