Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

February 8, 2014

Frigid shooting from field results in Lady Jaguar loss

Jay Neal
Jacksonville Daily Progress


Jacksonville College's field goal shooting on Saturday was about as cold as cold could get — the JC ladies opened the game against No. 16-ranked Blinn College by going 1 of 10 from the field — and as a result, the JC gals came out on the short end of a 77-53 affair that was played Saturday at the Curtis Carroll Fieldhouse.

For the game the Lady Jags shot just 28.3-percent (19 of 67) from the field.

It took Blinn just eight minutes to carve out a 12-point lead (17-5) as the visitors from Brenham went on to lead by as 22 points in the first half before eventually taking a 40-24 advantage into the dressing room at the break.

JC continued its fight, despite the huge Lady Buc lead, with the Lady Jags getting as close as 12 points, 59-47, following a triple by Shahd Abboud, a freshman from Isreal, that came with 8:49 showing on the clock.

Blinn regrouped, however, and immediately went on an 11-2 run, which gave the Lady Bucs the final push that they need to secure the Region XIV road win.

Blinn's Tierra Tucker was the game's high point maker, with 20, while Shunta Nevitt tossed in 18, which included four treys.

Noteworthy efforts for JC were made by sophomores Deva'Nyar Workman (14 points, 11 rebounds), Yvonne Maosa (11 points, 10 rebounds) and Susan Agesen (eight points, three rebounds).

Blinn improved to 20-4, 10-2 Region XIV, with the victory.

The Lady Jags (12-11, 6-6) will look to bounce back at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday when they take on Panola College in Carthage.