JD falls after late rally

Published 11:53 pm Wednesday, January 7, 2009

By By Adam Robinson – Sports Editor
In high school basketball there have four quarters that make up a game. In the college game, there are two halves.
While the game cannot be played without one or the other to be a complete game, in some cases you wish it could.
That would be the case Monday night at home for Jefferson Davis Community College Warhawk head basketball coach Allen Gainer and his team against Bevill State.
In the first half, the Warhawks were outscored 34-22 to trail by 12 points at the half.
In the second half of play, the Warhawks fought back from being 12 points down and 15 points at one point to cut the lead to five points with 31.6 seconds left only to fall 79-69. JDCC outscored Bevill 47-45 in the second half.
The loss dropped JDCC to 0-10 on the season.
Jonathan Pascley played in his first game for the Warhawks Monday night. Pascley tallied three points in the loss for the Warhawks.
Will Dupont led JDCC with 17 points. Deforest Taite added 15 for the Warhawks and Tysean Thompson finished in double figures for JDCC as he totaled 13 points in the loss.
Justin Burroughs chipped in nine points for JDCC.
Bevill opened the game Monday night against the Warhawks on a 9-1 run as they held the eight-point lead at the 14:22 mark in the first half.
Taite ended the run for JDCC as he nailed a 3-pointer to cut he lead to 9-4 at the 13:19 mark.
JDCC hit 12 3-pointers in the game.
Bevill would maintain an eight to 10-point lead most of the half and held a 13-point lead at the 6:44 mark as they used a 5-0 run to hold a 24-11 lead.
Bevill then held a 34-20 lead with 1:53 left in the half, but DeAngelo Kirkland scored a bucket with 6.2 seconds left to cut the lead to 34-22 at the half.
In the second half, Bevill used a 10-0 run to claim a 48-32 lead with 11:25 left in the game.
Bevill then used another run, this one a 7-0 run to claim a 59-43, 16-point lead with 5:43 left in the game.
After the 16-point lead for the Bevill State Bears, JDCC hit five 3-pointers during a stretch of baskets and cut the lead to 74-69 with 31.6-second left to go in the game after a 3-pointer from Taite.
After cutting the lead to five points, Bevill ended the game on a 5-0- run to win by 10 points, 79-69.
The Warhawks were set to be back in action on Tuesday at home against Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.
JDCC will be back in action on Saturday when they travel to take on Chattahoochee Valley in a conference game.
The Warhawks will be back in action at home in Warhawk gym Thursday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. when they take on LBW in a conference game.