JDCC beats LBWCC, 74-59Published 12:01am Saturday, January 14, 2012
By Adam Robinson
The Brewton Standard
LBWCC picked up its second conference loss on Thursday night, falling to Jefferson Davis Community College 74-59.
JDCC led the Saints by two points at halftime before outscoring LBWCC by 13 points in the second half, 42-29, to get the win.
Warhawks head coach Allen Gainer said LBWCC was a tough team to play.
“I think we did maybe have a little bit of a let down after beating Alabama Southern, but LBW played very hard,” he said. “There is an intense rivalry between our schools and they were more up for it than us this time.”
The Saints went on an 8-0 run early in the first half and took an 8-2 lead with 16:37 remaining until half time.
JDCC answered with a 6-0 run of their own to tie the game at 8-8 with 15:05 left in the first half.
At the 11-minute mark of the game with LBW leading 16-15, JDCC would go on another 6-0 run to take a 21-16 lead with 9:56 left to play.
The two conference rivals would fight back-and-forth in the final minutes as the game was tied at 28-all with 2:31 left and 30-all with 43.6 seconds left before half time.
LBW would cut the lead to two points at 49-47 with 10:58 left to play in the second half, but from that point on, the Warhawks would go on a 9-0 run to hold a 58-47 lead with 7:53 left in the game.
The closest the Saints would come to the JDCC lead was nine points in the remainder of the game as the Warhawks would lead by 14 points, 69-55, with 3:15 left.
JDCC was 10-for-21 from the free throw line compared to LBWCC’s 5-for-8 performance. The Warhawks shot 4-for-9 in the first half and was 6-for-12 in the second including 4-for-8 in the final 3:15 of the game.
LBWCC’s Mycheal Bester had 22 points, Tabrie Gibson had 12 points and John Groover had nine points. Chris Bell added six points and Marcus Leonard and Myles Whitehurst had five each.
LBWCC will play host to Alabama Southern on Tuesday to continue in conference play. The women’s team will tip off at 5:30 p.m.