Jacksonville 45, Palestine Westwood 44:Jacksonville improved to 3-1 on the year by edging Palestine Westwood 45-44 Tuesday night at Panther Gymnasium.
Chancii Scott drained a season-high 21 points while Jasmine Parson, the Maidens' leading scorer, pushed through 13.
Sametria Baker knocked down five points, followed by Kevie Mathis with four and DeMonica Franklin with two.
Westwood led 24-23 at the break with Jacksonville outscoring the Lady Panthers 10-8 in what turned out to be the pivotal period for the winners — each team tossed in a dozen points, respectively, in the fourth segment.
Natalie Muniz led Westwood by popping in 13 points.
Jacksonville will be taking part in the Ennis Tournament (today through Saturday).
Overton 37, No. 8 New Summerfield 31: The Lady Mustangs of Overton jumped out to a 15-6 lead after eight minutes of play and never looked back in defeating Class A-I's No. 8 ranked New Summerfield team by a 37-31 margin at Hornet Gymnasium Tuesday evening.
Overton (2-1) led 20-16 at the half and increased their advantage to seven points at the end of three periods of play.
The Lady Hornets (6-2) struggled with its shooting — NS hit just 12 of 50 shots (24-percent) from the field, while going 2-of-20 (10-percent) from beyond the arc — especially late in the game.
Maritzza Melendez led NS in scoring by pumping in 10 points.
Cindy Medellin had nine, to go along with a team high eight rebounds, and Simone Derrett drained seven points.
Abbey Mackey topped out with 16 points for Overton.
NS will be playing in the Troup Tournament, which opens today and runs through Saturday.
Chapel Hill 44, Rusk 38: At Eagle Coliseum in Rusk Tuesday Chapel Hill thwarted a serious Rusk upset bid as the Lady Bulldogs slipped past the Lady Eagles by a final score of 44-38.
The Eagles (3-3) led 6-3 after one period, but the Lady Bulldogs (5-1) got on track in the second quarter by outscoring the lady Eagles 16-10 to take control of things.
Brandi Gouldthorpe led the Lady Bulldogs with 15 points while Kristen Fuller tossed in 18 for Rusk. Kara Huggins swished a pair of triples for the Lady Eagles.
Rusk will have the rest of the week off and will entertain Tyler Lee at 6:30 p.m. next Tuesday.
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Region XIV Women: Lady Jaguars close semester with win at Bossier
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.
McCown and Bears to collide with Cowboys on Monday Night Football
Jacksonville's Josh McCown will be leading the Chicago Bears into a Monday Night Football (7:30 p.m., ESPN) meeting against the Dallas Cowboys this evening.
The game will take place at what promises to be a frigid Soldier Field in Chicago. Temperature at kick off is predicted to be about 17 degrees with a west wind of nearly 20 miles per hour howling through the facility as well.
Football Capitol of Kansas Bowl: Rusk's Bennett runs for 117 yds. in TJC win
Former Rusk High School standout Chaston Bennett showed glimpses of his old self as he led Tyler Junior College in rushing and to a 47-21 win over Garden City (Kan.) Sunday afternoon in the Football Capitol of Kansas Bowl, played in Pittsburg, Kan.
Region XIV Men's Hoops: Tyler rallies in final half to clip Jacksonville 73-70
Tyler Junior College rallied in the second half to beat Jacksonville College, 73-70, in a Region XIV contest that took place at the Curtis Carroll Fieldhouse Saturday afternoon.
The Jaguars (4-8, 0-3 Region XIV) led 35-31 at halftime, but TJC took the lead for good at the 15:24 mark of the second half when Todd Eaglin drained an uncontested trey from straight away that made the score 42-39 in favor of the Apaches (8-2, 2-1).
BH-Tommy Young Classic: Bullard downs Troup; Guard upset by Grace
Day 2 of of the Tommy Young Boys Varsity Classic at Brook Hill Friday produced a pair of entertaining contests.
Jacksonville goes 4-0 in Madisonville Tournament
The Jacksonville Indians not only only posted a 4-0 record in the Madisonville Tournament on Thursday and Friday, but they won in a convincing manner as the Tribe had an average margin of victory of 22 points.
Coach Mark Alexander's Tribesmen will carry a 6-2 record into Tuesday's game at Athens. Varsity tipoff should take place around 7:30 p.m., following junior varsity and freshman games.
Fightin' Maidens double up Hawkins
Jacksonville unleashed some nasty defense on the Hawkins Lady Hawks Friday afternoon and as a result the Fightin' Maidens were able to dish out a 51-26 defeat to Hawkins in Jacksonville's final game of the Hawkins Tournament.
GONE FISHING WITH JERRY MILLER
Frank Lusk is one of the most patient and thorough worm fishermen I have fished with. We live in a time when everybody is in a hurry. You’ve probably heard the statement, “Hurry up, I don’t have all minute!” That’s how a lot of fishermen fish – in a hurry.
Personally I like to chunk and wind, throw and go, and burn up the water with my lures. I’m in a hurry to catch bass. When bass are active these methods work. But what do you do when you are in an area that is known for holding good size bass but they are reluctant to bite? Simply put, you slow down and then slow down some more.
Prep Hoops Roundup: Jacksonville, Bullard girls perform well in tourney play; Guard rout Tigers
Her's a quick look at the high school basketball action from Thursday that involved local and area teams.
Old Man Winter alters Jacksonville athletic schedules
Several alterations to the Friday-Saturday Jacksonville High School basketball schedules have been made due to the possibilty of hazerdous travel conditions this weekend due to a winter storm event.
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