The Jody Bailey era at Jacksonville College got off to a smooth start Monday night at the Curtis Carroll Fieldhouse as the Jaguars trampled the S.F.A. Club team 81-54.
JC, who led by as many as 41 points at one point, placed three men in double figures, led by Lyn’Dale Brown (San Antonio) with 16 points — Brown also connected on two, three balls for the Jags (1-0).
Nikola Gajic (Bosnia) popped in a dozen points and Gary “Chuckie” Roberson, Jr. (Natchitoches, La.) put in 11.
The Jags were able to get 10 of the 11 players that suited out for the game into the scoring column, with everyone receiving plenty of playing time according to Bailey, who is in his fist year at the helm of the JC men’s program.
Bailey said there were things that were positive in the 27-point victory, but, at the same time he was more concerned with correcting the areas of opportunity that were revealed in the game.
“We were 25-of-40 (63-percent) from the free throw line and that is a big concern,” he said. “We left 15 points out on the court and you can’t do that and expect to win very many games.
“Defensively, we were not as sharp as I would have liked for us to be, especially late when there was a lot of subbing going on.”
The Jags are back in action at 5 p.m. Friday when they are slated to meet Grayson in the first round of the Collin County Classic in Plano.
JC will return home on Nov. 10 to face Lone Star College-Tomball at 6 p.m. The game was originally set to tipoff at 7 p.m.