Paris sinks 9 treys to silence JC ladies, 60-53

Ca'Leyah Burrell (5) of Jacksonville College sets up to pass the ball while guarded by Paris Junior College's Alaeh Pressley (20) during a Region XIV game between the two schools on Saturday afternoon in Jacksonville. Burrell, a sophomore, scored 10 points in her team's 60-53 loss.

Paris Junior College shot a blistering 9 of 17 (52.9-percent) from 3-point range to get past Jacksonville College, 60-53, on Saturday afternoon at the Curtis Carroll Fieldhouse.

Conversely, the Lady Jaguars (3-12, 2-3) made just one triple in the game.

The game was actually decided in the first period when Paris (6-9. 3-2) won the quarter, 24-13.

Ariel Warren and Skye Watts each popped in a pair of treys in the frame. Watts, who hit 4 of 5 from behind the arc, led Paris in scoring with 15 points.

JC outscored the Lady Dragons, who are coached by former Lon Morris College head womens basketball Rosalyn Tindel, 40-36 the rest of the way, but it was too little, too late.

The Lady Jags, who host Angelina College (11-5, 3-2) at 7 p.m. Tuesday, trailed by eight points at the end of the first half and at the start of the fourth quarter.

A Na'Kendra Ellis bucket with 37 ticks left in regulation pulled JC to within five points, 57-52, of the Lady Dragons, put that was as close as the Lady Jags were able to get.

Shaniya Klauser's 14 points was a team-best for the Lady Jags.

Ellis and Ca'Leyah Burrell pitched in 10 points apiece for JC.

Paris is now tied for third place in the Region XIV standings, along with Angelina, while JC is in a four-way tie for fifth place.




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