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Cunningham's 15 points leads Lady Dragons past Angelina 67-62

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Chy Cunningham

scored 15 points — including 7-of-8 free throws, all in the second half — to lead the Lady Dragons of Paris Junior College to a 67-62 victory Wednesday over the Lady Roadrunners of Angelina College.

Coach Michael Madrid’s team improved to 10-8 overall and 4-2 in Region XIV play, all alone in fourth place in the 10-team league. Angelina fell to 7-10 overall and 3-3 in conference.

The Lady Dragons led 35-23 at halftime and had a comfortable lead the rest of the way until an Angelina push in the closing minutes.

Maeghan Scott had 12 points, including two 3-pointers, for Paris, and Victoria Maddox had 10 points, including one 3-pointer and a perfect 3-of-3 from the free throw line.

PJC’s accuracy at the free throw line, where they were 22-of-24 (92 percent), was a big factor. Angelina missed 10 of its 27 shots from the charity line.

Angelina had two players in double figures — Eliqua Brooks with 13 points and Yosha Watson with 12.

The Lady Dragons are on the road Saturday for a 2 p.m. game in Jacksonville (8-8, 2-3), whom they beat 63-61 on Jan. 8.

ANGELINA (7-10, 3-3) — Lisa Nealey 2 0-0 4, Madison Robinson 1 0-0 3, Brianna Brown 1 0-0 2, Jessiah Johnson 2 2-2 6, Ceidra Coleman 1 0-0 2, Toni Woods 1 0-0 2, San’Queisha Rawls 2 0-0 4, Sydnee Jackson 1 0-0 2, Yosha Watson 4 3-4 12, Cekret Davis 0 0-0 0, Eliqua Brooks 3 6-10 13, Jade Castille 1 4-4 6, Jimelliah Price 2 2-7 6. Totals: 21 17-27 62.

PARIS (10-8, 4-2) — Chy Cunningham 4 7-8 15, Damya Toney 2 2-2 6, Lea Holt 1 0-0 2, Victoria Maddox 3 3-3 10, Shanice Vaughan 2 2-2 6, Catarina Rendon 2 4-4 8, Michelle Scott 4 2-3 12, Adriene Small 1 0-0 2, Shannon DeFoe 2 2-2  6. Totals: 21 22-24 67.

Halftime: Paris 35, Angelina 25. Three-Pointers: Angelina 3 (Robinson, Watson, Castille); Paris 3 (Scott 2, Maddox 1). Fouls: Angelina 22; Paris 20. Fouled Out: Watson, DeFoe.

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