FSCC Sun Chiefs shine bright against JDCC Warhawk basketball Thursday night
A bright start turned dim in a hurry Thursday night at home for the Jefferson Davis Community College Warhawk basketball team against the Faulkner State Sun Chiefs as FSCC routed the Warhawks 89-64 to drop the Warhawks to 1-16 overall and to 1-6 in conference play. The loss was the fifth straight loss for JDCC.
JDCC started the game on a 5-0 run and led 7-2 with 18:15 left in the first half. With the Warhawks up 9-6 at the 16:44 mark, the Sun Chiefs used an 18-0 run and held JDCC scoreless for 8:03 to turn a three-point deficit into a 15-point lead—24-9—at the 8:56 mark of the first half.
FSCC went on to outscore the Warhawks 41-23 in the first half to hold an 18-point lead at the half.
In the second half, FSCC continued to put up the points as they used a 7-0 run to build a 54-27 lead with 16:54 left in the game. The Warhawks failed to give up as the mounted a 10-0 run of their own to cut the lead to 62-43 with 11:46 left. JDCC would get as close as 17 points—74-57—with 6:55 left in the game, but Faulkner outscored the Warhawks 48-41 in the half to help seal the win. The Sun Chiefs had three dunks in the final 4:23 of the game and had seven total dunks in the big win.
Ten Warhawks scored in the loss with Fletcher Forte, Matt Bass and Devonte Pope all leading the way with nine points each.
Chris Oden and R.J. Bowers followed close behind with eight points each while Dee Jay Braggs and Keaynon Gulley both had seven points each.
Kenny Nabors had three points and Anthony Bell and Adrian Rich both had two points each for the Warhawks.
JDCC shot 8-for-13 from the free throw line while Faulkner State went 15-for-19. Both teams were perfect in the first half as the Warhawks were 5-for-5 and the Sun Chiefs shot 6-for-6.
In the second half, JDCC was 3-for-8 while FSCC was 9-for-13.
JDCC will travel to Alabama Southern Monday for a 7:30 p.m. conference game and will return home to Brewton on Thursday, Feb. 7 to take on LBW in a conference game at 7 p.m.