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November 9, 2012

Jaguars land 7 in double figures in 117-79 win over Weatherford College

TYLER — Jacksonville College's lighting-fast starts to open both halves of Thursday's game against Weatherford College proved to be huge.

The Jaguars forced 11 Coyote miscues in the first six minutes of the opening segment and eight in the first six minutes of the final half — WC turned the ball over a total of 38 times against the relentless Jag run, press and trap — as the JC men ran their docket to 3-2 on the year by butchering the Coyotes (2-1) 117-79 in the opening game of the Tyler Junior College Sleep Inn Classic, which runs through Saturday at Wagstaff Fieldhouse.

WC led only once and that was 2-0 following a couple of free throws by Pat Allen, who shot an administrative technical that was called against JC for dunking after the officials had entered the floor.

Daniel Skinner gave the Jags the lead for good at the 18:54 mark of the first half when he delivered a power slam off of a Coyote turnover in transition that made the score 4-2.

With 15:36 to play in the stanza JC notched its first double-digit lead of the day when Tyrell Springer stole WC's in-bound pass attempt and converted it into two points,making the score 18-8.

WC pulled to within eight (30-22) after a three ball by DJ Jordan that took place with 10:16 left in first half.

The Jags, who have now won two games in-a-row, led comfortably, 56-40, at the break.

After Kennedy Eubanks sank a pair of shots from the free throw line with 11:27 to go in the affair, the JC lead had ballooned to 87-57 and the rout was officially on.

Mitchell Farr, a transfer form Nebraska-Omaha (NCAA, Division I) led JC in the point making department. Farr scored 18 points, which included four shots from downtown.

Springer and Eubanks added 15 points each, followed by Skinner and Nimrod Hillard IV who tossed in 13 each.

Derrick Modest accounted for 11 points and Davon Anderson hit 10 as a part of a balanced JC offensive attack.

The Coyotes' Da-Juan Cooper led all players with 23 points.

Next up for the Jags is a home date (3 p.m. Saturday) with Lone Star College-Cy Fair (non-NJCAA).

 

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