Losses bring season record to 3-9

Published 11:51 pm Wednesday, January 9, 2008

By By Adam Robinson – Sports Editor
They were outscored 100-53 in the first half in their last two games for a difference of -47.
They outscored their opponents 90-77 for a difference of +13.
Difference in the final scores: 177-143 opponents for a final difference of -34.
Can we say a tale of two halves?
That is just the case for the Jefferson Davis Warhawks in their past two games that have resulted in losses.
A 95-77 loss to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Saturday night in Mississippi dropped their record and an 82-66 loss to Marion Military Institute Monday night at home dropped the Warhawks to 3-9 on the season.
JDCC 66, Marion Military 82
The JDCC Warhawks dropped their second game in a row Monday night as they dropped a 16-point decision to Marion Military.
The Warhawks opened the game on an 11-4 run with 16:41 left in the first quarter courtesy of eight quick points from Donald Smith including two back-to-back 3-pointers.
The seven point lead for the Warhawks did not last long as Marion went on a 10-0 run to take a 14-11 lead with 13:16 left in the first half of play.
With 8:45 left to play before intermission, JDCC cut the Marion lead to 19-17, but Marion was quick to put together another run.
This time it was an 8-0 run as Marion opened up a 27-17 lead with 5:45 as they held the home standing Warhawks scoreless for 3:21.
JDCC got back on the board when Smith nailed another 3-pointer for the Warhawks to cut the lead to seven points at 27-20.
JDCC would only get five more points in the half as Marion scored 16 more to take an 18-point lead at the half at 43-25.
After Marion built a 54-36 lead with 15:02 left in the game, JDCC went on a 9-0 run to cut the lead to 54-45.
JDCC continued to pick away at the lead as they cut the lead to five points at 58-53 with 8:57 left, but after roaring back the Warhawks went scoreless for 3:40 while Marion built a 68-53 lead.
Marion never looked back as they continued to build their lead throughout the final minutes of the game and went on for the win 82-66.
“We dug too deep of a hole in the first half and could not get it back,” JDCC head coach Allen Gainer said.
JDCC 77, Miss. Gulf Coast 95
In the Warhawks 95-77 loss to Mississippi Gulf Coast on Saturday, the Warhawks again dug themselves too deep a hole in the first half as they fell behind 57-28 in the first.
After falling behind in the first, the Warhawks outscored Mississippi Gulf Coast 49-38 in the second half, but was unable to overcome their first half deficit and lost 95-77.
JDCC will be back in action on Thursday when they travel to Chattahoochee Valley in Phenix City for a 7 p.m. EST game.
JDCC will be in action at home on Saturday, Jan. 12 when they take on Wallace of Selma.
Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m. and both games are conference games.