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January 15, 2013

Lady Jaguars falter at free throw line, lose by 2 to Angelina; host San Jac tonight

LUFKIN — Jacksonville College had its chances. but 12 missed free throws and a crucial miss from the field late in the game set the stage for Angelina College to earn a 68-66 win over the Lady Jaguars in a Region XIV affair that was played at Shands Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon.

JC hit at just a 45.5-percent (10-of-22) rate from the line, while the Lady 'Runners converted on 13 of 21 (61.9-percent) attempts from the stripe.

Susan Agesen led JC with 22 points, Chelsea Rogers netted 15 and Khadijah Carter poured in 10 and hauled down 13 rebounds for JC.

Agesen, a freshman from Edgewood, hit 11 of  20 (55-percent) field goal tries.

We played good (but) missed too many free throws late,” Jacksonville College head coach Lynn Nabi said. “Our transition defense was not solid early, but we got nice efforts by Susan Agesen, Khadijah Carter and Chelsea Rogers.”

The Lady Jags outperformed AC from beyond the arc as the JC women hit at a 34.8-percent rate while the Lady 'Runners connected on only 3 of 13 (23.1-percent) of their attempts from long range.

AC led 38-37 at the break and were apiece in scoring by Diamond Webb's 19 points and Demetria Foreman's 14.

Foreman previously played at Lon Morris College.

AC (11-5, 3-1) was able to stay tied with Blinn College for second place in the conference standings with the win while the Lady Jags slip to 9-8 overall, 2-2 in Region XIV.

The Lady ‘Runners’ lone conference loss came at the hands of Paris on Jan. 5.

The JC women will look to return to the conference win column when they take return to the Curtis Carroll Fieldhouse for a 5:30 p.m. encounter with San Jacinto tonight.

San Jac (6-10, 1-3) lost a 53-49 decision to Tyler Junior College on Saturday.

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