Warhawks drop heartbreaker to Bishop-State
Published 8:45 am Wednesday, February 5, 2003
By By SCOTT COOPER – Sports Writer
A Jan. 28 65-63 conference loss to the Bishop State Wildcats in Mobile marks the third straight game in which the Jefferson Davis Warhawks have suffered either a one-point or two-point loss.
JDCC (3-17, 1-5) led at the halftime break and maintained the lead until the final minute of the game. However, Warhawks' shooting problems from the free-throw line allowed the Wildcats to overtake the lead they held as the final buzzer sounded.
Holding the upper hand, 30-28, at the end of the first 20 minutes of play, the Warhawks remained on top for most of the second half. With 1:30 remaining in the game, the Warhawks led by five points. However, the inability to convert from the foul line down the stretch placed JDCC in position of having to score on its final possession to tie.
As time expired, the Warhawks got a good look at the basket from in close. But, three consecutive shot attempts failed to find the mark and allowed Bishop to send JDCC home with a loss.
Offensive leaders for the Warhawks were Kenny Thompson, 14 points and 14 rebounds; Jamal Carson, 14 points and Jeff Foster, eight assists.