Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

December 9, 2013

Region XIV Women: Lady Jaguars close semester with win at Bossier

Workman burns the nets for 28 points

Jay Neal
Jacksonville Daily Progress


On a unseasonably cold December Saturday in Bossier City, the Jacksonville College Lady Jaguars warmed things up inside the Health and Physical Education Complex at Bossier Parish Community College by roasting the Lady Cavaliers, 71-56, giving head coach Leasa Ailshie her first-career Texas Eastern Conference victory.

The difference in the game turned out to be 3-pointers.

JC (7-6, 1-1 Region XIV) shot a blistering 43.8-percent (7-16) from behind the arc, while BPCC (4-6, 0-2) hit just 4-11 (36.4-percent) from downtown.

Sophomores Allie Moore and Susan Agesen came off of the pine to combine to go 4-5 from behind the arc to spark JC in its last game of 2013 — the Lady Jags are slated to return to action at 2 p.m. on Jan. 4, 2014 when they entertain the East Texas Lady Flight (non-NJCAA team).

Deva'Nyar Workman went 11-19 (57.9-percent) from the field to lead all players with 28 points.

She also had the most rebounds (8) of any Lady Jag.

“Dev played great,” Ailshie said. “In this game she hit the shots from point-blank range that she should have been hitting all along. I think when a player misses from close range its often mental and its easy when you miss a couple of shots that you should have made to start over thinking what you are trying to do.”

Cecile Makakala added 11 points, followed by Yvonne Maosa with 10 and Moore, who knocked down nine.

The Lady Jags led 37-21 at halftime, but were outscored, 35-34, by the Lady Cavaliers in the final 20-minute segment.

“I was proud of the overall effort and our ability to hold a Texas Eastern Conference opponent to under 60 points speaks well of our defensive effort,” Ailshie said. “I think for us to end the semester with a conference road win is a positive for us and it is something that we can build on when we come back in January.”

The Lady Jags also shot well from the charity stripe where they converted at a 80-percent (16-20) rate.

Andreanne Jackson ended the night with a team-high 13 points for BPCC, who visits Paris Junior College at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

BPCC is fielding a women's team for the first time this season.