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January 7, 2013

Jaguars whip up on East Texas Flight; win 111-67

JACKSONVILLE — Surpassing the 100-point mark for the fourth time this season, the Jaguars of Jacksonville College made winning 111-67 look just about as easy as taking candy from a baby.

The Jags' victim came in the form of the East Texas Flight travel team.

The Flight's roster was made up of a handful of former Jacksonville High School basketball talents, who gave a good effort but were not up to the task of seriously threatening the Jaguars (10-4, 1-2 in Region XIV), who saw their first action of 2013 and put to rest a two-game losing skid at the same time.

“I saw some things that pleased me about the way we played, and I saw things that I was not happy with,” Jacksonville college head coach, Jody Bailey, said. “But I think that the things that I am not happy about have more to do with the team coming out of the long (semester) break and all of our (conference) teams are dealing with the same situations in that respect.”

The game went back and forth early on as the Jags re acclimated themselves to the hardwood once again after having a long semester/holiday break.

But a 13-2 run over a 4:09 span mid way of the opening half rocketed the JC men to 27-12 lead and from that point the rout was on.

The Jags then peeled off a 16-0 outburst late in the half to take a commanding 62-29 advantage into the locker room at the break.

JC's full-court press snuffed out any chance the Flight had a stealing a win.

East Texas turned the ball over 35 times in the game. By contrast the Jags committed 16 miscues, a number Bailey said that he will take any night.

“We like to keep our turnovers at 17 or less, that's our goal,” he said.

Another bright spot for the Purple and White was its performance at the charity stripe, which was often a sore spot for the team in 2012.

On Thursday the Jags sank 28-of-37 (75.7%) from the line, which was nearly a 20-percent increase above then team's season average.

“Despite what it seems like we DO spend a lot of time in each of our practices working on our free throw shooting,” Bailey said. “So it was good to see that improvement.”

Bailey was able to work everyone into the game, with all but two men contributing to the Jags' massive point total.

Bronx, NY-freshman Devon Anderson topped out with a team-high 19 points to lead JC offensively.

Anderson went 5-of-5 from the field in the second half and scored 13 of his points in the last 20-minute segment.

Anderson completed a double-double by hauling in 10 boards.

Mitchell Farr went off for 17 points and hit a couple of three balls for the Jags while Kennedy Eubanks pitched in 16 points,

Tyrell Springer and Derrick Modest wound up with 13 apiece and Daniel “Dr. Dunkenstein” Skinner added 12, including a couple of first-half power slams that jolted the crowd.

Louis Cox, a walk-on, completed the list of double-digit scorers for JC. He pumped in 10 points.  

The Flight's DeAndre Martin led all players with 22 points. He also was the game's leading rebound, pulling down 13 caroms.

Justin Davis, a JHS grad, chipped in with 10 points and eight boards..

From this point forward its nothing but league activity for the Jags, beginning at 6 p.m. tonight when the Jags take on Panola College (7-7, 0-4).

 

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