JC women get 31 from Burrell; edge Angelina, 62-60

Jacksonville College's Kayla Higgs (Harbors Island, Bahamas) had 10 assists to help send the Lady Jaguars to a 62-60 victory over Angelina College on Tuesday evening at the Curtis Carroll Fieldhouse. JC (4-12, 3-3) and the Lady Runners (11-6, 3-3) are currently tied for fourth place in the Region XIV standings.

Fueled by sophomore Ca'Leyah Burrell's 31 points, Jacksonville College rallied in the second half to stop Angelina College, 62-60, on Tuesday night.

The Region XIV tilt took place at the Curtis Carroll Fieldhouse in Jacksonville.

Burrell, who is from Waco, had the magic touch from behind the arc, where she made good on 7 of 10 attempts.

As a team, the Lady Jags dropped in 7 of 12 (58.3-percent) from behind the arc.

On the flip side, AC made just 4 of 20 (20-percent) from 3-point land.

The first half belonged to the Lady Runners — AC scored 41 points in the first 20:00, while holding the Lady Jags to 28 points.

Whatever message JC head womens basketball coach Savannah Carter conveyed to her club in the locker room during the break seemed to get the Lady Jags back on track.

After scoring 21 points in the third stanza while limiting AC to 10 points, the home team was able to take a 51-49 lead into the final frame.

JC then proceeded to win the final segment, 13-9, to salt away the win.

Other leaders for the Lady Jags included Shaniya Klauser (8 points, 8 rebounds), Na'Kendra Ellis (8 points), Kimberly Lille (8 points) and Kyla Higgs (10 assists).

JC (4-12, 3-3) is scheduled to journey to Blinn College for a 2 p.m. game on Saturday.

AC (11-6, 3-3) and the Lady Jags are now tied for fourth place in the conference standings.

The two teams will meet again on Feb. 19 in Lufkin.

 

 

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