Second half collapse results in Jaguars losing to Angelina

JACKSONVILLE COLLEGE JAGUAR BASKETBALL

Angelina College strolled into the Curtis Carroll Fieldhouse owning the longest current win streak in Region XIV, and the men from Lufkin departed in the same fashion.

AC rallied in the second half to beat Jacksonville College, 85-72, and extend its winning streak to six games.

The Road Runners moved to 14-8, 9-2, while the Jags slipped to 11-9, 4-7.

JC played its best in the first half by carving out a 38-33 halftime advantage.

AC got the ship back on course after the break by outscoring JC 52-34 in the second half.

The 'Runners had plenty of extra possessions after totaling 33 rebounds to the Jags' 26 — AC won the war over the offense boards, 10-4.

AC's Darius Smith tossed in a game-high 19 points.

Leading point makers for the Jags included Henry Hampton (17), Nicholas Gazelas (14) and Braxton Lovings (14).

Hampton also had six assists, with Gazelas racking up three rebounds and three assists.

AC shot 50.8-percent (32-63) from the field compared to the home team hitting 26-59 (44.1-percent).

JC will continue South Zone play at 4 p.m. Saturday by traveling to Lamar State-Port Arthur.

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