Furious JDCC rally falls short in loss
By By Adam Robinson
Trailing by 23 points at the half and as much as 28 points in the second half, the Jefferson Davis Community College Warhawk basketball team cut the deficit to five only to lose 82-72 Monday at home.
The loss ended the Warhawks’ two-game win streak and dropped them to 3-7 overall and 2-1 in conference play.
Southern Union used two 9-0 runs and one 7-0 run in the first quarter to hold a 44-21, 23-point lead at halftime.
Southern Union built a 28-point lead twice in the second half with the latest coming at the 15:02 mark left in the game.
From that point, the Warhawks went on an 11-0 run to cut the lead to 17 points at 59-42 with 11:17 left to play.
Southern Union then extended their lead after the Warhawk run to 20 points at 70-50 with 6:44 left to play.
JDCC went on an 8-0 run to cut the lead to 72-62 with 3:56 left to play and cut it to 73-68 at the 2:39 mark.
JDCC had their chance to cut the lead to one possession, but a turnover at the 1:51 mark forced the Warhawks to foul and the Bison of Southern Union sank 7-of-8 free throws down the stretch while Justin Burroughs had four points with one basket a dunk in the final 10 seconds as JDCC lost by 10.
Burroughs led with 19 points and had four steals and three blocks to also lead the Warhawks and three assists with Damien Jackson who had 14 points.
Kentrail Brown also had 14 points in the loss with six rebounds to lead the team.
Marquis Williams added 12 points and Dennis Miller and Brandon McCloud also had four points.
Jayme Goddin had three points and Logan Campbell had two.
JDCC will be off for the Christmas and New Years break and will not be back in action until Tuesday, Jan. 5, when they will take on Mississippi Gulf Coast at 6 p.m. in Brewton.
JDCC 91, Enterprise 84
JDCC picked up their second win in a row and second straight conference win Thursday night on the road against Enterprise Ozark.
The Warhawks improved to 3-6 and 2-0 in conference with a 91-84 win.
JDCC led by 12 points, 53-41, at halftime before being outscored by five, 43-38, in the second half to hang on for a seven-point win.
JDCC head coach Allen Gainer said he thinks that the tough early schedule is paying off.
JDCC had five players in double figures in the win.
Campbell finished with 20 points and 13 rebounds for the Warhawks for a double-double in the game.
Also with 20 points for JDCC was Brown who added one block in the win.
Marquis Williams had 14 points and four steals, Brandon McCloud had 12 points, and Jayme Goddin had four points.
Justin Burroughs added six points and Damien Jackson chipped in five points and seven assists.
Dennis Miller added four points in the win.
JDCC shot 54 percent from the field (36-for-69) and was 56 percent from the free throw line (15-for-27).