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November 20, 2013

Hill College spoils Lady Jaguar home opener

Lady Rebels hold JC to 22.2% from field

JACKSONVILLE —

 

Normally when a team can hold its opponents to under 35-percent from the field good things happen.

That wasn't the case however for the Jacksonville College women's basketball team Tuesday night at the Curtis Carroll Fieldhouse.

Hill College won the defensive tug-of-war by limiting the Lady Jags to a dismal 12-54 (22.2%) night from the field and spoiled the JC women's home opener by claiming a 55-40 win.

The victory enabled the Lady Rebels from Hillsboro to stay unbeaten (6-0), while the loss evened the Lady Jags' worksheet at 4-4.

The JC gals are back in action at 5:30 p.m. Thursday when they entertain Coastal Bend.

JC opened the game strong and led most of the first 10 minutes of the tilt.

With the Lady Jags up 21-18 at the 10:18 mark of the opening segment, the Lady Rebels began to get rolling defensively as they held the JC women scoreless for the final 9:55 of the first half as Hill closed out the period on a 14-0 run.

The Lady Rebels took a 32-23 lead into halftime.

JC could get no closer than eight points in the last 20-minute period as JC went 18.2-percent (4-22) from the field in the final half of action.

The Lady Jags came into the affair averaging 65 points a game on 45.7-percent shooting from the field.

Ailshie said earlier in the week that much of her club's focus in the Hill game would be to turn in a stronger defensive effort.

The Lady Jags seemed to accomplish much of what they set out to do in that area, which was a bright spot for the club.

The JC ladies did manage to hold Hill to 28 points less than the Lady Rebels had been averaging a night. Hill came into the game averaging 44.5-percent from the field but exited the building Tuesday after hitting just 34.7-percent (17-49) on its field goal tries.

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