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February 18, 2014

Jacksonville College men hammer Northwood JV, 111-67

CEDAR HILL —

 A night off from Region XIV play seemed to be just what the doctor ordered for the Jacksonville College men's basketball team.

The Jaguars stepped out of conference play Monday night and made their trip to Cedar Hill a success by hammering the Northwood University junior varsity, 111-67.

The point total was a season best for the Jags (9-19, 2-14 Region XIV).

The Jags were also able to lay to rest an eight game losing streak.

The team, which includes nine freshmen, was hit hard in the second semester with injuries, with most of the those banged up now slowly returning to active duty.

JC outscored the Knights 65-27 in the final half, after owning a 46-40 advantage at the break.

Raheem Watts ignited the Jags with a 20-point evening, while Chris Campbell added 15 points and Malachi Christopher torched the twine for 12, including four triples.

Aaron Bryant had 13 points, with Anthony Sharp pitching in a dozen, as did Deng Leek.

Johnathon Hamilton and Derrick Modest netted nine a piece for the Jags.

It was good to have Raheem (Watts) back after missing seven games with a finger injury,” JC head coach Jody Bailey said. “Johnathan (Hamilton) also missed several games with a hurt wrist and he also had a good game.

We've been playing with a lot of people hurt, and that has forced our freshmen to get even more minutes. That's basketball and all teams will go through years like we've had this year; it's just part of the game.”

The JC men return to conference play at 4 p.m. Saturday when they host Angelina College.

With three Texas Eastern Conference games left, Bailey said that he knows exactly what his men will have to get accomplished on the hardwood in order to qualify for next month's Region XIV Championship Tournament in Tyler.

It's pretty simple; we have to win two of our last three and that's if Panola doesn't win anymore games,” he said. “It want be easy to do, but we will take them one at a time, with all of our energy being put on beating a good Angelina team on Saturday at our place.”

 

 

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