Crockett took a 14-3 lead over Jacksonville after one stanza of Friday's non-district game and never looked back as the Lady Bulldogs prevailed, 45-39, over the visiting Maidens.
Jacksonville recovered in the second quarter to chop significantly into the Crockett lead, with the home team owning a 19-16 edge at the break.
The Maidens, who are playing in the Kaufman Tournament this weekend, were not able to make up any additional grouind, however, as the Lady Bulldogs outscored Jacksonville 13-10 in the third period, which turned out to be enough to give the Lady Bulldogs the win.
Each unit added 13 points to their respective total in the final frame.
Jasmine Parson got her offensive stroke dialed in as she led all players in scoring by tossing in 21 points.
Chancii Scott and Inchantra Kendrick added six each for the Maidens, with Jacksonville's scoring being complete by Sametria Baker's four points and DeMonica Franklin who pitched in a deuce.
C. Purvis led the Lady Bulldogs with a 19-point effort.
Crockett torched the twin from long range, in draining eight triples, while Jacksonville was unable to get a long distance shot to drop in.
The Maidens also left points on the floor by hiting just 38-percent (5-of-13) from the free throw line, while the Lady Bulldogs were converting at a 65-percent (11-of-17) ratio.
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Junior golf: Brown claims a pair of 3rd place finishes this week
The summer junior golf tour schedule is now in the home stretch and Jacksonville's Cameron Brown is closing like a freight train.
Brown played in two tournaments this week and came in third place in each, while going up against some top-caliber junior golfers from the Metroplex.
On Monday and Tuesday, the son of Dean and Mary Carol Brown, played in a Texas Junior Golf Tour (TJGT) stop at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney where he shot rounds of 73 and 71 to earn third place out of a field of 54 boys.
Forrest picked to guide Fightin' Maiden volleyball
Jacksonville High School will have a new head volleyball when fall camp opens up on Aug. 4.
Jan Forrest, a veteran high school coach who calls Borger, Texas home, has been promoted from the Jacksonville Middle School coaching staff into her new position.
Guard-ex Minter helps USA win tourney in the Netherlands
Spurred on in part by the efforts of A. J. Minter, a former diamond star at The Brook Hill School, the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team was able to nail down the championship of the 27th edition of the Haarlem-Honkbal Week.
Rusk Rangers 14U stay alive in TTA state tourney
The Rusk Rangers 14U team were scheduled to take on Malakoff Monsters Friday night in an elimination game in the Texas Teen-Age Baseball Association (TTA) state tournament in Hillsboro.
Rusk suffered its first lost in the double-elimination event after falling to the Eagles from Mildred.
Gone fishing with Jerry Miller
One of the main things I really look forward to in the summer is locating and catching schooling bass. Schooling bass are not always easy to catch. Sometimes they are very aggressive and will react to a variety of baits. At other times they become very hard to catch. I have several baits that I rely on, but some are favorites.
Locals Hamlett, Trotter prepare for SHSU swan song
The Sam Houston State University Bearkats will have a brand new head coach and an unfamiliar quarterback this season.
But the Southland Conference (NCAA, Football Championship Series) team will return a rock-solid nucleus, including Cory Hamlett, a senior who prepped at Jacksonville High School and Rusk High School graduate John Trotter, who will also be in his final year playing for the orange squad from Huntsville.
Johnson hired as Lady Guard basketball coach
In filling its opening for a head girl's basketball coach, The Brook Hill School turned to Ivan Johnson, a coach that has been has achieved playoff success in TAPPS circles.
Johnson was introduced as Brook Hill's man to lead the Lady Guard hoop charges Tuesday afternoon in a press conference that was held on campus at the Kyle Lake Athletic Center.
TTA Youth baseball: Rusk Rangers 8U open state play with 2 wins
Rusk's trio of youth baseball teams particpating in various Texas Teen-Age Baseball Association state tournaments remained alive going into Wednesday evening's games.
Bullard's Rumbelow rapidly rising up through ranks in Yankee farm system
In just over a month Nick Rumbelow, a former Bullard High School pitching standout, will be celebrating his 23rd birthday.
Where he will be on that day is anyone's guess and may be classified as a “$64,000 question.”
Jacksonville Football Camp set for Aug. 4
Jacksonville High School will be hosting a free football camp, targeted towards for all incoming 7th, 8th and 9th grade football players, on Aug 4-5.
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