Lady Lions capture key win


JACKSONVILLE β€” Quaneshia Johnson hit for 25 points and John Tyler rallied from an early 15-point deficit to score a 50-45 win over Jacksonville on Monday in a District 16-4A girls basketball game.

β€œThis was a great win for us,” JT coach Mike Smith said. β€œI thought we showed a lot of character coming from behind and winning against a very good Jacksonville team.”

Tiaka Lee added 11 points for the Lady Lions, who improve to 18-11 on the season and 3-3 in district play.

Chancii Scott led Jacksonville with 12 points.

β€œWe trailed 15 in the first quarter and got it down to seven at halftime (29-22),” Smith said. β€œAt the end of the third quarter, we were up by one.”

Smith praised his Lady Lions for their effort, especially in the fourth quarter.

Jacksonville falls to 2-4 in district as the Lady Lions swept the series. JT won 43-37 on Jan. 7 in Tyler.

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District 16-4A Girls

John Tyler 50, Jacksonville 45

John Tyler 11111216 β€” 50

Jacksonville 1910412 β€” 45

JOHN TYLER β€” Ashtyn Beal, 7; Tiaka Lee, 11; Tameal Jones, 2; Quaneshia Johnson, 25; Nola Jackson, 3; Kayla Webb, 2.

JACKSONVILLE β€” Jasmine Parson, 9; Chancii Scott, 12; Sametria Baker, 6; Inchantra Kendrick, 6; Dee Franklin, 6; Keevie Mathis, 6.

THREE POINT GOALS β€” JT: Beal, Lee, Johnson (4). Jville: Scott (2).

RECORDS β€” John Tyler 18-11 (3-3), Jacksonville 15-11 (2-4).

NEXT UP β€” Lindale at John Tyler, 6:15 p.m. Friday.