Progress staff reports
Jacksonville Daily Progress
In NJCAA Region XIV basketball action that was played on Saturday, Jacksonville College's teams fell to defeat, with the men dropping an 82-73 decision to Lamar State-Port Arthur at the Curtis Carroll Fieldhouse.
Meanwhile over in Athens earlier in the day the top-ranked Trinity Valley women handed the Lady Jaguars a 92-77 loss.
The Jags lost for the fourth game in-a-row in their most recent test — JC has ended up on the short end of the scoreboard in six of its last seven outings.
Tre Bennett, III and Anthony Allen propelled the Seahawks (19-4, 9-3 Region XIV) by knocking in 18 and 17 points, respectively.
The Jags (7-15, 2-10) led 39-31 at the break, but were outscored 17 points by Lamar St. in the second half.
The JC men continued to be tied with Bossier Parish (La.), who is also 2-10 in conference, in the quest for the final post-season tournament berth out of the circuit.
The going doesn't get any easier for the Jags, as the JC men must travel to Houston Wednesday to play San Jacinto.
TVCC completed the series sweep over the Lady Jags and ran its record to 22-1, 11-0,while JC fell to fifth place in the league standings.
Shlonte Allen led the Lady Cards with a 22-point night coming off of the bench.
The Lady Jags are now 11-10, 5-5.
On Wednesday the JC women will take on Angelina College for the first time this season when the two clubs collide in Lufkin at 5:30 p.m.