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December 3, 2012

Jaguars hand No. 20-ranked Kilgore its first loss

KILGORE —  All good things must come to and an end and the Jacksonville Jaguars saw to it that Kilgore College's undefeated season was extinguished on Wednesday night at Masters Gymnasium.

The Jags (8-3, 1-1 Region XIV) prevailed to the tune of 89-82 to drop the No. 20-ranked Rangers to 10-1, 1-1.

“We came in with the attitude that we were not to de denied,” Jacksonville head coach Jody Bailey said. “Kilgore is nationally ranked and they have an awfully good basketball team, but our guys went out and played at a level that it took to be successful.”

JC shot 58.8-percent (30-of-51) from the field, which was the team's top effort of the season in that category.

Nebraska-Omaha (NCAA, Division I) transfer Mitchell Farr and sophomore Daniel Skinner sparked the Jags by flicking in a game-high 20 points apiece.

Farr drained 5-of-8 shots from downtown to fuel the Jags.

“I've told Mitchell (Farr) that I want him to shoot 10 threes a night or I'm going to take him out (of the game),” Bailey said. “Obviously, his threes were big for us.”

Kennedy Eubanks contributed 17 points on 6-of-11 shooting from the field, while Devon Anderson dropped in 15.

Nimrod Hillard IV added six points and led the Jags with five assists.

“Nimrod (Hillard) played a good game for us, particularly in the first half,” Bailey said.

JC also showed drastic improvement in the turnover department. The Jags made just 18 mistakes, one more that the team's goal of 17 or less per night.

By contrast the Jags forced the Rangers to turn the ball over 22 times.

Kilgore won the war of the boards, 44-23; although JC blocked seven of the Rangers' shots, with Kilgore having just one blocked shot in the contest.

Skinner led JC in blocks with four.

Kilgore led 45-44 at intermission, but the Jags outscored the Rangers by eight points in the final half.

Lonnie McClanahan and Quinton Upshur tossed in 15 points each for Kilgore.

Region XIV action resumes at 7 p.m. Wednesday when the JC men trek up to the Rose City for a date with Tyler Junior College (8-2, 0-1).

 

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