Bobcats outgun Dolphins, 120-104; Lady Bobcats roll

Written By: Shawn Wansley
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Date Submitted: 2011-01-13 21:54:44

 By Shawn Wansley

JCJC Sports Information Director

ELLISVILLE – If you like offense, A.B. Howard Gymnasium was the place to be on Thursday.

The Jones County Junior College Bobcats got a 35-point effort from Brandon Givens, eight 3-point baskets from Kadeem Fleming and 12 assists from Derrious Gilmore and went to defeat the Delgado Community College (La.) Dolphins, 120-104. The loss avenged a 94-83 Bobcat loss to the Dolphins in New Orleans on Nov. 4.

In the women’s game, the Lady Bobcats, who had dropped a 68-66 decision to Delgado earlier this season, used a 14-0 run early in the game and went on to crush the Lady Dolphins, 93-64.

JCJC resumes South Division play at home against Pearl River Community College on Tuesday. The women’s game tips off at 6 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 8 p.m.

The games will be televised live on with Lance Pittman and Mark Easley on the call. Airtime is 5:55 p.m.

Bobcats 120, Dolphins 104

Givens entered the game as the MACJC’s leading scorer at 22.8 points per game and the fifth leading scorer in the nation.

He did nothing to hurt those numbers.

Givens was 12-of-17 from the floor, including a 3-of-4 effort from behind the arc, and made 8-of-10 foul shots. The 6-foot-6 sophomore from Ruffin, S.C., also pulled down eight rebounds.

Fleming, a 6-foot-4 sophomore from Port Gibson, scored 24 points – all on 3-pointers. Gilmore, a 5-foot-9 sophomore from Baltimore, had 13 points to go with the dozen assists.

Albert Peterson, a 6-foot-6 New Orleans sophomore, had 14 points and a team-high 11 rebounds. Kelvin Nixon, a 6-foot-2 freshman from Heidelberg, scored 11 points.

The Bobcats used their quickness and depth en route to outrebounding the visitors by a whopping, 53-28 margin.

The Dolphins stayed in the game behind the outside shooting of Renard Smith and Darrell Williams. Smith, a 6-foot-2 guard, scored 32 points and made six 3-pointers.

Williams, a 5-foot-9 guard, had 30 points and made five 3-pointers. Delgado had 14 treys on the night, compared to JCJC’s 11.

Richard Bienvenu ended the game with 15 points for Delgado.

JCJC took a 20-16 lead with 11:59 left in the first half when Peterson scored off a tip in. But Delgado went on a 25-11 run over the next five minutes and took their longest lead of the evening at 41-31 with 6:59 left when Joshua Major scored.

The Bobcats would come back and take a 46-45 lead when Givens made a free throw with 3:08 left. But the Dolphins would rally and claim a 60-57 halftime edge.

JCJC quickly took control to start the second half, scoring the first nine points. A tip in by Givens made it 66-60 with 18:22 remaining.

However, the Dolphins would come back and take a 79-77 lead with 12:57 left when Major hit an 18-footer.

But the Bobcats would then go on a decisive 13-0 run. A 3-pointer from Givens put JCJC ahead 90-79 with 10:20 still remaining.

The Bobcats would hit the century mark when Andrew Marshall slammed home a dunk with 6:30 left to make it 103-86.

JCJC’s longest lead of the evening would be 120-98 with 12.4 seconds left when Nixon connected on a pair of free throws.

The Bobcats improved to 6-7, while Delgado fell to 6-10.

Lady Bobcats 93, Lady Dolphins 64

Jones never trailed, as they improved to 10-3 on the season.

Leading 6-5, the Lady Bobcats went on a 14-0 run to take command. Alecia Autman’s free throw gave JCJC a 20-5 lead with 13:53 left.

The Lady Bobcats took their longest lead of the first half at 30-9 with 9:37 showing when Mechel’Le Thomas hit a layup. Delgado pulled to within 32-20 with 6:43 left when Myaisha Nixon scored inside, but that was as close as they would get the rest of the way.

JCJC led 45-29 at halftime.

The Lady Bobcats would take a 66-37 lead with 14:15 to play on another Thomas layup. Their longest lead would be 93-62 with 38 seconds left when Kierro Frost scored.

Jackson Murrah sophomore guard Tanecka Carey entered the game as the state’s leading scorer and the fourth-best scorer in the nation with a 24.6 points per game average. The 5-foot-9 Southern Miss signee scored 22 points, had five rebounds and five assists.

Autman, a 5-foot-10 freshman from Brandon, had 15 points and five rebounds. Alondra Rivers, a 5-foot-6 freshman from Decatur, Ga., had 14 points. Kianna Harris, a 5-foot-7 sophomore from Jackson Provine, had 10 points. Lauren Douglas, a 5-foot-6 freshman from Wayne County, had eight points and a team-high six assists.

Raven Holmes had 15 points to lead Delgado, 3-11. Kayla Jackson added 14, Shaquinta James had 13 and Brittany Walker finished with 12.




Jones County 93, Delgado 64

DELGADO (3-11) – Raven Holmes 15, Kayla Jackson 14, Shaquinta James 13, Brittany Walker 12, Myaisha Nixon 5, Claudia Tasker 4, Faytra Washington 1, Ariente Williams 0, Dakwana Sevalia 0.

JONES COUNTY (10-3) – Tanecka Carey 22, Alecia Autman 15, Alondra Rivers 14, Kianna Harris 10, Lauren Douglas 8, Mechel’Le Thomas 6, Elyssa McKenzie 6, Tierro Frost 6, Kierro Frost 4, Sharnay Mills 2, Kaci McCurdy 0, Ileshia Preston 0.

Halftime: 45-29, Jones County.



Jones County 120, Delgado 104

DELGADO (6-10) – Renard Smith 32, Darrell Williams 30, Richard Bienvenu 15, Joshua Major 7, Melvin Ursin 8, Darius Henrys 4, Stafford Riley 6, Dwight Alveris 2.

JONES COUNTY (6-7) – Brandon Givens 35, Kadeem Fleming 24, Albert Peterson 14, Derrious Gilmore 13, Kelvin Nixon 11, Andrew Marshall 8, Rico Rankins 8, Glen Collins 4, Torrey Brown 2, Kenyada Wallace 1.

Halftime: 60-57, Delgado.




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