Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

Local Sports

November 9, 2012

No. 5-ranked Lady Coyotes taken to the wire by Jacksonville College women


By Jay Neal


TYLER — Weatherford College's Lady Coyotes held onto their No. 5 ranking for at least another day by canning 3-of-4 free throws in the final 24 seconds of play to turn back upset minded Jacksonville College 94-91 on Thursday afternoon at Wagstaff Fieldhouse on the Tyler Junior College campus.

The game was a part of the Sleep Inn Classic.

Double-digit runs by both clubs were the norm in this one.

With the Lady Jags (1-3) in front 81-73 with 8:10 to go in the game, the Lady Coyotes (3-0) ripped off a 13-0 scoring outburst to move in front by five points, 86-81, with 3:04 showing on the scoreboard.

The JC women gave a valiant effort and responded by knotting the game up at 88 after an old fashioned three-point play by Yvonne Maosa with 1:48 left to play.

WC then took the lead for good when Cleyder Blanco drained a deuce down low and was fouled by Susan Ageson while shooting.

Blanco sank the free throw that put WC up 91-88 with 70 ticks left on the clock.

The Lady Jags tried hard to cut into the Lady Coyote lead but were unsuccessful the rest of the way.

Ageson made a shot in the closing seconds to cut the Lady Coyotes' final margin of victory to a mere three points.

JC led 48-44 at halftime.

The Lady Jags forced the Lady Coyotes to tun the ball over 19 times in the first half.

By comparison, the Lady Jags committed just 10 mistakes in the first 20 minutes of play.

Tyler Lee graduate Bre Brooks, WC's freshman point guard, celebrated a successful return to the Rose City by leading all players in scoring with 34 points.

High scorer for JC was Khadijah Carter with 24.

Ageson, who went 5-of-7 from the field in the second half, added 16, followed by Maosa with 14 and Kalyn Shorter who drained 11.

Carter, Ageson and Maosa are all freshmen.

The JC ladies were scheduled to take on Collin College at 2 p.m. this afternoon before wrapping up play in the three-day event with a game against Odessa College at 11 a.m. Saturday.


Text Only
Local Sports
  • 04-22-JHS SB + foto.JPG Maidens to battle No. 5 Ennis in best-of-3 series

    Jacksonville's first journey into the state playoffs in school history will find the Fightin' Maidens paired up against a perennial playoff power in the Lady Lions of Ennis.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • images-1.jpg Lady Eagles to face Pollok Central in bi-district

    The Rusk Lady Eagles will take on Pollok Central in a one game affair at 6 p.m.Thursday at Cushing High School.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • JJHS logo.png Class 4A Area meet:Tribe's Thacker takes the gold in long jump

    Datavion Thacker of Jacksonville High School qualified for the Class 4A, Region II Meet, to be held at University of Texas-Arlington next week, in two events, long jump and the 100M dash.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-18-golf.JPG Class 4A, Region II Golf Championship: Future looks bright for Tribe golf

    Jacksonville been absent from the regional golf tournament for a number of year, but that changed earlier this week when head coach Cecil Newton's Tribe golf team took part in the 36-hole Class 4A, Region II Championship Tournament.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • eagles_rusk_boys_varsity_basketball_winter_12-13.gif Rusk track & field to send 5 to upcoming regional meet

    As a result of their performances at the Class 3A District 19-20 Area meet, which was hosted by Carthage High School on Wednesday, five student-athletes from Rusk High School have earned a spot in the Class 3A, Region III Meet, slated for George Turner Stadium in Humble (April 25-26).

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 9926366.jpg Rusk-ex Collins named SBC Pitcher of the Week

    For the second time this season Callie Collins of University of Texas Arlington (UTA) has been named as the Sunbelt Conference Pitcher of the Week.

    Collins, a senior, played high school softball at Rusk High School.

    Collins went 2-0 in the circle last week and pitched a pair of complete game victories for the Mavericks.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • IMG_8831-1.jpg JMS Tennis: Roper wins first place in Kilgore tourney

    Hannah Roper, representing Jacksonville Middle School, won the 8th-grade girls singles championship at the Kilgore Middle School Tournament on Friday while Thomas Brewer came away with the consolation crown in the 7th-grade boys flight.

    And, those success stories were just the tip of the tennis iceberg for JMS.

    April 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • troup_tigers.gif Troup Tiger golfers to return to state tournament

    The UIL Class 2A state golf tournament would not be complete without the Troup Tigers included in the mix.

    The young men from Troup made sure that they will be in this year's state tournament on April 30-May 1 in Austin by coming in second at the Class 2A Region III Golf Tournament.

    The tourney took place Tuesday at Oak Hurst Golf Course in Bullard.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 04-17-Maidens team.JPG Fightin' Maiden softball earns first-ever playoff berth

    As the late afternoon sun slowly dipped below the horizon Tuesday at Faulkner Park in Tyler, there was a soaking-wet head softball coach and a team of excited young Jacksonville Fightin' Maidens that had streaks of white chalk smeared across their faces, uniform tops and pants, milling around the infield, in no hurry to board the team bus for the ride back home.

    April 17, 2014 3 Photos

  • 04-17-JHS bsb. + foto.jpg 16-4A Baseball: Jacksonville trounces John Tyler, 11-0

    Chris Holcomb stroked a three-run triple that traveled to the fence in left field in the third inning, which was a part of a 2 for 3 night, as Jacksonville plastered John Tyler, 11-0, Tuesday in a District 16-4A encounter that was played at Mike Carter Field.

    Racking up three RBI and two runs scored for the Tribe (7-16-1, 2-6 16-4A), Holcomb triggered a six-run third stanza for Jacksonville, with the Indians scoring the remained of their runs in the fifth frame.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

NCAA Men's Basketball
AP Video
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide