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Dragons even record at 3-3 with 71-50 victory over Northwood junior varsity

Antonio Arnold (4), a Paris Junior College sophomore from McKinney, challenges Northwood’s John Sulak (14) on a shot from outside in the first half of the Dragons’ 71-50 victory Friday night. (eParisExtra photo by Charles Richards)

By CHARLES RICHARDS

eParisExtra.com

Eddie Leal scored 14 points to lead three scorers in double figures and Paris Junior College dominated the boards as the Dragons defeated Northwood University’s junior varsity 71-50 Friday night at the Hunt Center.

PJC (3-3) outrebounded Northwood 54-21, which led to numerous second and third chances that the Dragons cashed in on. Northwood dropped to 0-3.

Sheldon Yearwood

Sheldon Yearwood, a 6-5 freshman who helped lead Dallas Kimball to the Class 5A high school state championship last season, missed all three shots he attempted, but pulled down nine rebounds in a little over 11 minutes on the court. Marcus Holt, a 6-11 sophomore, and Mo Mitchell, a 6-6 sophomore, grabbed eight rebounds each.

Leal, a 6-4 guard who played for Collin County last year, went 6-of-15 from the field and made both free throws he attempted. Twice, a foot on the 3-point arc resulted in his getting only two points instead of three.

Holt added 13 points and Mitchell 12, with most of their points coming on put-backs after rebounds.

Joey Cuervo led Northwood’s JV with 16 points, followed by Johnathon Hancock with 15 points and John Sulak with 14 points.

Paris led 38-29 at the half. Northwood made a run midway through the second half, closing to within seven points, but the Dragons converted three straight Northwood turnovers into alley-oop passes on the other end – two by Holt and one by Delvin Dickerson – to make it a 13-point margin.

The Dragons made 29-of-68 from the floor (42.6 percent), putting up half again as many shots as Northwood, which connected on 17-of-45 (37.8 percent).

Neither team was effective from the free throw line – Paris making 11 of 20 and Northwood 10 of 17.

Paris was 2-of-14 on 3-point attampes, with Antonio Arnold making 1-of-2 and Mike Harmon 1-of-6.

Each team committed 17 turnovers.

NORTHWOOD JV 29-21—50

PARIS                        38-33—71

Northwood (0-3) – Joey Cuervo 6 2-3 16, Johnathon Hancock 5 5-6 15, Jonathon Thompson 0 0-2 0, Adryan Brown 0 0-1 0, John Sulak 4 3-4 14, Andrew Mumphrey 1 0-0 2, Cory Fredrick 0 0-0 0, Dodrian Taylor 0 0-0 0, Lee Brown 00-0 0, Kendrell Manning 1 0-0 3. Totals: 17 10-16 50. Three-Pointers: 6-21 (Cuervo 2-6, Hancock 0-1, Sulak 3-6, Taylor 0-5, Brown 0-1, Manning 1-2). Rebounds: 21 (Cuervo 1, Hancock 4, Thompson 1, Sulak 2, Mumphrey 1, Fredrick 1, Taylor 7, Brown 1, Manning 0, Team 3). Assists: 5 (Cuervo 2). Steals: 2 (Cuervo 1, Mumphrey 1).

Paris (3-3) – Antonio Arnold 1 1-2 4, Mike Harmon 1 0-0 3, Anthony Adams 4 0-0 8, Chris Jones 1 0-0 2, David Tucker 0 0-0 0, Delvin Dickerson 3 3-6 9, Eddie Leal 6 2-2 14, Sheldon Yearwood 0 0-0 0, Marcus Holt 5 3-4 13, Courtney Austin 0 1-2 1, Mo Mitchell 6 0-0 12, Will
Ransom 2 1-4 5. Totals: 29 11-20 71. Three-Pointers: 2-14 (Arnold 1-2, Harmon 1-6, Jones 0-1, Tucker 0-1, Leal 0-4). Rebounds: 54 (Arnold 1, Adams 4, Dickerson 6, Leal 5, Yearwood 9, Holt 8, Mitchell 8, Ransom 5, Team 8). Assists: 14 (Arnold 1, Harmon 3, Adams 6, Jones 2, Dickerson 1, Holt 1). Steals: 7 (Arnold 1, Adams 1, Tucker 1, Leal 2, Holt 1, Mitchell 1).

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