Progress staff reports
Jacksonville Daily Progress
Eastern Oklahoma State avenged its only loss of the year by tagging the Lady Jaguars of Jacksonville College with a 78-68 defeat Saturday afternoon at the Curtis Carroll Fieldhouse.
JC prevailed over the Lady Mountaineers, 80-65, when the two clubs played in Wilburton, Okla. On the afternoon of Nov. 8.
Eastern (8-1), coached by former JC assistant women's basketball coach Amber Taylor, strolled out to a 35-22 lead at halftime, which proved to be too great of margin for the Lady Jags (6-5) to overcome.
The JC women turned in a much improved effort in the second half when they outscored the Lady Mountaineers, 46-41.
The Lady Mountaineers used clutch 3-point shooting to defeat JC. Eastern hit at a 46.7-percent (7-15) clip from beyond the arc, while JC made only 3-15 (20-percent) of its shots from long distance.
Jamie Lamb pushed through 15 points, Deva'Nyar Workman added 13 And Yvonne Maosa tossed in a dozen to lead the Lady Jag scoring attack.
Lamb went 6-9 from the field, while Workman shot 50-percent (6-12) from the field.
De'Amber Rice and Adriane Davis each tossed in 17 points for the winners.
The Lady Jags open Region XIV play at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday by hosting Kilgore College.