JC women nip LSU-Eunice, 79-77, Fouse scores 19

EUNICE, La. —  Jacksonville College traveled down to the bayou country of Southwest Louisiana Saturday afternoon seeking not the fine Cajun food  the region is known for; instead a victory on the hardwood.  The Lady Jags (13-14) found what they were looking for by beating LSU-Eunice, 79-77, on Sophomore Day at Lady Bengal Gymnasium. JC led 39-36 at intermission and went ahead by as many as 10 points before LSU-Eunice (16-10) clawed their way back to within three points with less than a minute remaining. “This was a good win for us in a real hostile environment,” JC head coach Lynn Nabi said. “It’s good to shake the slump and I believe this win will give us some momentum as we return home to face Panola Wednesday night.” Emily Fouse led all scorers with 19 points while Precious Herrin and Jamie Johnson each netted 16. Rayvin Miller added 10 points and Senae Dillard turned in seven points. Rounding out the point production for the Lady Jags were Cassandra Moody (4), Amanda Mangan (4), Jasmine Jackson (2) and Shakira Waggoner (1). The Lady Jags return to Region XIV at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday when they play host to Panola. A JC win will sew up a berth for the Lady Jags in the conference post-season tournament. Should Panola down JC, the Lady Jags will need wins over Lon Morris (Sat.) and Kilgore (Mar. 1) in order to punch a ticket to the post season.

Angelina sweeps Lon Morris in Region XIV action

LUFKIN —  In a Region XIV doubleheader played in Lufkin Saturday, the Angelina College women’s basketball team got past the Lady Bearcats of Lon Morris College, 60-51, in the first game of the afternoon. The AC men completed the sweep by beating the Bearcats, 72-57. The Lady Bearcats are now 11-15, 7-9 in Region XIV while the Lady ‘Runners remain in second place in the conference standings at 22-5, 10-5. The ‘Cats (14-14, 6-11) were looking to separate themselves from Panola, Blinn and Lee (the teams, who along with LMC are battling for the final three spots in the Region XIV Championship Tournament which will be held at UT-Tyler the first week of March) with a win over AC (16-12, 9-8). LMC now has two games remaining, at home Wednesday (7:30 p.m). against Blinn and at Jacksonville College on Saturday (4 p.m.). AC  moves to 16-12, 9-8 in the South Zone standings. The Road Runners are presently tied with Jacksonville College for second place in the South Zone.

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