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February 22, 2014

Region XIV Hoops: Jacksonville College sweeps Angelina

Men keep post season tourney a possibility with 75-69 win


It was a double the pleasure, double the fun Saturday afternoon at the Curtis Carroll Fieldhouse in Jacksonville as the Jacksonville College Jaguars and Lady Jaguars both came out on top in Region XIV games against teams from Angelina College.

The men held on to win a nail biter in the nightcap where the Jags defeated the Road Runners (11-18, 5-13), 75-69.

The Jags (9-19, 3-14) kept their Region XIV Championship Tournament hopes alive with the win.

JC will need to win at least one of its final two conference games, and hope that Panola doesn't win another conference game to get in.

The Jags travel to Lamar State-Port Arthur on Wednesday for a 7 p.m. tip off.

In the first game on the card Saturday, the Lady Jags (15-12, 9-7) outlasted the Lady 'Runners (10-16, 6-9) by a score of 76-68.

The Lady Jags also defeated the AC ladies in Lufkin earlier this season.



JC jumped out to a 44-31 lead at intermission after turning in a near flawless defensive opening half that saw the Jags hold the 'Runners to 33-percent (11 of 33) from the field.

The JC men combined strong interior play from Tevin Jackson and Johnathon Hamilton with going 8 of 17 (47.1%) from three point land to build the 12-point halftime advantage.

AC worked its way back into the game in the second half and had pulled to within two, 62-60, with 6:07 when things came unraveled in a big-time way for the 'Runners.

AC's Dante Bachus was charged with a technical foul at that time, plus was ejected form the game for swinging at a JC player as things heated up underneath the AC basket.

A few seconds afterwards, AC head coach Todd Neighbors was whistled for a technical after spewing off his thoughts on Bachus being ejected to an official.

Neighbors then advised the scorekeeper that he would be filing a protest with the league office.

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