JDCC basketball falls in overtime to Wallace-State SelmaPublished 1:13pm Friday, January 24, 2014
The Jefferson Davis Community College Warhawk basketball team rallied from an 18-point deficit at home Thursday night against Wallace State-Selma, but took a four-point loss in overtime by a score of 98-94. With the loss, the Warhawks fell to 2-10 overall and to 0-4 in conference play. The loss was JDCC’s sixth straight.
JDCC trailed Wallace State 46-45 at the end of the first half, but rallied in the second half with a 34-33 advantage to tie the game at 79-all to force overtime. In the overtime period, Selma outscored JDCC 19-15 to get the four-point win.
“We got down 18 in the first half, but battled back to cut it to 46-45 their way at half,” JDCC head coach Allen Gainer said. “We scored first in the second half to take lead. We then both seesawed the whole rest of the game, but had a four-point lead with two minutes to go and couldn’t finish. We got down eight points in overtime and just couldn’t recover.”
JDCC had five players in double figures with Mikwese Claybourne leading the way with 23 points. Christian Jones added 20 points while Anthony Bell chipped in 17. Chris Oden added 15 points and Michael Hutchins had 11.
Darren Wilson added six points and Keaynon Gulley had two.
Hutchins led with nine rebounds and Oden led with six assists. Jones led with one block and Oden led with three steals in the loss.
JDC was 12-for-20 from the free throw line and shot 52.9 percent from the field in the overtime loss.
JDCC will take on Alabama Southern Monday in Monroeville at 7 p.m. in a conference game before returning home on Thursday, Jan. 30 to face LBW.