Jacksonville tops Nac to remain undefeated

Published on Tuesday, 5 February 2013 23:45 - Written by Doc Smith

JACKSONVILLE — The Jacksonville basketball teams wrapped up playoff spots with big district wins on Tuesday night at the JHS gymnasium.

The Indians took a 44-27 win.

The Lady Maidens took third-place with the win over the Lady Dragons, having swept the season series in the 58-35 win.

Both girls teams await their bi-district matchups.

The Indians can finish no worse than third-place with a loss in the next game when they entertain Whitehouse on Friday night for a share of the league crown.

GIRLS

The Jacksonville Maidens took a 21-20 lead to start the second half then went on an 8-0 run to open the final half, which shifted the momentum over to the Maidens.

The Lady Dragons’ 6-0 senior post Charity Page was held to eight points in the second half after pouring in nine points in the second quarter alone to finish with 17 points.

The Lady Maidens were led by 18 points from Chanci Scott with Jasmine Person chipping in 17 points. Sametria Baker and DeMonica Franklin added eight points apice.

Jacksonville’s ability to slow Page down went a long way toward the win.

The Lady Dragons could never get things established after Jacksonville went ahead 29-20 with 5:33 to go in the third stanza.

The Maidens went up by double digits for the first time with 3:05 to go in the third and the Lady Dragons could not make a dent in things the rest of the way. Jacksonville improved to 5-5 in league play and Nacogdoches slipped into a tie at 5-5.

Both teams made the playoffs and will have bi-district matchups with teams to be determined.

BOYS

The Indians made it a season sweep over the Dragons with the 44-27 victory.

The scrappy Dragons played No. 10-ranked Jacksonville close for three quarters.

The Tribe however warmed up to make an 11-4 run to up the count to a 32-19 Indians lead with 4:51 left to play.

Daytron Thompson scored six of his 10 points in the final stanza to give Jacksonville a boost offensively. Dadrian Franklin led the Tribe in scoring with 12 points.

The Indians led wire-to-wire and opened the game on a 9-0 run.

Nacogdoches did make a run in the third period, cutting a big JHS lead down to from six and one point.

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District 16-4A Girls

Jacksonville 58, Nacogdoches 35

Nacogdoches 7 13 10 5 —35

Jacksonville 9 12 20 17 —58

NACOGDOCHES — Charity Page, 17; E.J. Johnson, 7; Christy Whitaker, 7;

Ki’Audra Hayter, 2; Justice Lockett, 2.

JACKSONVILLE — Chancii Scott, 18; Jasmine parson, 17; Sametria Baker, 8; DeMonica Franklin, 8; Keevie Mathis, 6; Inchantra Kendrick, 4.

THREE-POINT GOALS — N: Whitaker; J: none

RECORDS — Nacogdoches 20-13 (5-5); Jacksonville 18-15 (5-5)

NEXT UP — Nacogdoches and Jacksonville will open bi-district play against opponents to be determined on Feb. 11-12.

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District 16-4A Boys

Jacksonville 44, Nacogdoches 27

Nacogdoches 3 7 7 10 — 27

Jacksonville 9 8 8 19 — 44

NACOGDOCHES — Austin Williford, 9; Kwa Jones, 5; L.J. Barnes, 4; Jeron

Garrett, 3; D’Ante Riggins, 3; Kyle Winfield, 2.

JACKSONVILLE — Dadrian Franklin, 12; Daytron Thompson, 10; Kedarrius

Buckingham, 6; Raybon Riden, 6; Ledarius Session, 2; Londedric Taylor,

2; Kevin Lybrand, 2; Charles Kendrick, 2; Jeremy McAnally, 2; Ozzian

Clayborne, 2.

THREE-POINT GOALS — N: Jones, Williford J:none

RECORDS — Nacogdoches 13-13 (2-6); Jacksonville 31-0 (8-0)

NEXT UP — Corsicana at Nacogdoches, 7:30 p.m. Friday. Whitehouse at Jacksonville, 7:30 p.m. Friday.