Burrell drops in 26 for JC in loss to No. 10 Tyler

Shaniya Klauser, right, of Jacksonville College defends against Tyler Junior College's Felmas Koranga, left, during the first half of a Region XIV game that was played in Jacksonville on Saturday afternoon. The No. 10-ranked TJC team won, 62-48.

Ca'Leyah Burrell scored a game-high 26 points in Jacksonville College's 62-48 loss to No. 10-ranked Tyler Junior College on Saturday in a Region XIV contest that was played at the Curtis Carroll Fieldhouse.

TJC (20-4, 10-2) played like an entirely different team in the second half, after the upset-minded Lady Jaguars (5-16, 4-7) took a 23-20 lead at halftime.

Following a 15-2 run that took place over a 4:23 span of the third segment, the Apache Ladies had built up a 45-33 advantage.

JC continued to fight and was able to close the gap to five points after Burrell canned a corner triple with 7:02 left in the game.

That was the last field goal that the Lady Jags were able to make in the affair, as the Apache Ladies' defense took control down the stretch.

JC was held to 25-percent (16 of 64) from the field while going just 1 for 8 (12.5-percent) from beyond the arc.

Felmas Koranga and Kharisma Brown knocked down 21 and 13 points, respectively, for TJC.

Koranga completed the double-double by snaring 18 rebounds.

Kimberly Lillie chipped in seven points for JC.

The Lady Jags will host Bossier Parish (La.) Community College at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

 

 

 

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