Struggles continue as JDCC falls to Faulkner, Enterprise

Published 5:19 am Wednesday, January 31, 2007

By BY BRUCE HIXON – SPORTS EDITOR
The road has been anything but kind to the Jefferson Davis Community College Warhawks this season.
JDCC dropped its seventh straight decision away from home Monday when it dropped an 88-78 decision against the Enterprise-Ozark Boll Weevill.
The Warhawks led 65-61 with just under 10 minutes left before Enterprise (4-9 overall and 3-3 in the ACCC) strung together a 27-13 surge to in the game.
The Boll Weevil drained 10 three-pointers, which marked the second straight game the Warhawks had allowed double digits in that statistic.
DaWaun Johnson poured in 31 points to lead the Warthawks. Johnson kept JDCC within striking distance the entire first half when he scored 17 of those points, as Enterprise edged ahead 44-43 at halftime. Donald Smith also played a key role in the Warhawks' first half production, as he had 14 points over the first 20 minutes.
While Johnson added 14 more points to his big first half, Smith was shut out over the final 20 minutes.
JDCC returns home Saturday where it will face Southern Union at 7 p.m.
At Enterprise
JDCC 43 35 - 78
Enterprise 44 44 - 88
JDCC (2FG-3FG-FT-TP) Johnson 8-4-3-31; Griffin 4-2-0-14; Edmonson 6-0-1-13; Nelson 1-2-0-8; Smith 1-0-5-7; Tunberg 1-1-0-5 (Totals: 21-9-9-78)
ENTERPRISE (2FG-3FG-FT-TP) Webster 4-3-5-22; Foster 2-3-3-16; Head 4-0-5-13; Young 3-2-1-13; Newsome 2-0-2-6; Griffin 1-1-0-5; Barron 0-1-1-4; Mills 2-0-0-4; Paulino 2-0-0-4; Joseph 0-0-1-1 (Totals: 20-10-18-88)
Faulkner State tops Warhawks
Faulkner State's Josh Moore did not play in the Sun Chiefs' 77-69 loss to Wallace State-Selma Thursday due to a back injury.
Moore made a quick recovery over the next two days, as he drained eight three-pointers and scored 31 points to lead Faulkner State to a 78-50 win over the host Jefferson Davis Community College Warhawks Saturday.
Faulkner State (11-6 overall and 5-1 in the Alabama Community College Conference) hit 13 three-pointers overall and had a pair of three-point plays to go with the shots from behind the arc.
Probably none of those three-pointers was bigger than the one Ryan Naves hit at the halftime buzzer that gave the Sun Chiefs a 34-28 halftime lead. It was the eighth three-pointer of the first half by the Sun Chiefs, four of which came from Moore.
The Warhawks had just battled back from an 11-1 hole they dug at the start of the game that saw them go more than five minutes without a point and nearly six minutes without a field goal.
Led by four buckets by Donald Smith and a three-pointer by Tim Rodgers with five seconds left in the half, JDCC cut the gap to just 31-28 before Naves buried his shot.
Faulkner State carried over its last-second shot momentum into the second half. Thomas Richardson converted all three free throws when he was fouled on a shot from behind the arc and Moore scored on a fastbreak that put the lead into double digits at 39-28.
The three free throws and bucket triggered a 28-10 run by the Sun Chiefs over the first 11 minutes that saw the visitors' cushion swell to 62-38.
At JDCC
Faulkner State 34 44 - 78
JDCC 28 22 - 50
FAULKNER STATE (2FG-3FG-FT-TP) Jos. Moore 2-8-3-31; Banks 2-2-0-10; Richardson 2-1-1-8; Naves 2-1-0-7; Hofler 3-0-0-6; Holmes 3-0-0-6; Freeman 1-1-0-5; Johnson 1-0-0-2; Jon. Moore 0-0-1-1 (Totals: 17-13-5-78)
JDCC (2FG-3FG-FT-TP) Edmonson 5-0-4-14; Rodgers 2-3-0-13; Smith 4-0-0-8; Johnson 3-0-1-7; Owens 1-0-3-5; Butler 1-0-0-2; McKinney 0-0-1-1 (Totals: 16-3-9-50)