JDCC basketball winsPublished 11:42am Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The Jefferson Davis Community College Warhawk basketball team rallied in the second half Monday night at home against Enterprise and picked up their second win of the season with an 80-79 victory. The win improved JDCC to 2-19 overall and to 2-9 in conference play and ended their eight-game losing streak.
JDCC trailed Enterprise 41-38 after the first half, but rallied in the second half with a 42-38 advantage to get the win.
In the second half, Fletcher Forte hit a shot for the Warhawks that pulled them within one of Enterprise. From there, a free throw from Devonte Pope tied the game at 70.
“We had two really solid stretches that won the game for us,” JDCC head coach Allen Gainer said. “We ended the first half with a 13-2 run over the last three minutes and ended the game with an 8-2 run over the last two minutes. We survived Enterprise advancing the ball to our end of the floor with two timeouts. We defended extremely well in that last 4.7 and kept them from even attempting a shot.”
Dee Jay Braggs led the Warhawks with 26 points. Adrian Rich had 15 points along with Corderrio Hasewood. Pope added 11 points while Forte finished with seven. Chris Oden had four points and Matt Bass had two in the win.
“Devonte really stepped up big and was the major reason for our big run that ended the first half,” Gainer said. “He got several steals and offensive rebounds to help us make that big run. Corderrio was huge from the free throw line and Dee Jay played his best game.”
Braggs led with seven rebounds while Oden led with eight assists. Keaynon Gulley, Braggs, Kenny Nabors and Pope all had one block each while Pope led with three steals.
JDCC was 20-for-28 from the free throw line while Enterprise was 8-for-13.
JDCC will be back in action Thursday on the road at Bishop State and at Faulkner Monday before finishing their regular season with a home game on Thursday, Feb. 28 against Wallace-Selma. All games are 7 p.m. tips.