Lady Dragons drop 64-41 game to Murray State

TISHOMINGO, Okla. — Murray State buried the Lady Dragons of Paris Junior College under a barrage of 3-pointers en route to a 64-41 victory Friday night.

Meaghan Scott

Meghan Scott led Paris with 11 points. Shanice Vaughan added 7 points, Karmyn Jackson and Ashley Johnson 6, Kelsye Ewings and Rickeya Williams 4, Brea Castro-Gambrell 2, and Shanice Hill 1.

“It was close in the beginning, but we gave up some offensive rebounds which in time led to open 3′s, and they shot well from outside,” PJC head coach Sean LeBeauf said.

“The first few minutes, they couldn’t buy one,” he said, referring to 3-pointers.

“But with that 6-6 girl in the post, they started getting those offensive rebounds and that opened it up for them. They hit double-digit 3-pointers against us tonight, and then in the second half we began fouling and they shot a lot more free throws than we did.”

Murray State led 29-17 at the half.

Meghan Scott led Paris with 11 points. Shanice Vaughan added 7 points, Karmyn Jackson and Ashley Johnson 6, Kelsye Ewings and Rickeya Williams 4, Brea Castro-Gambrell 2, and Shanice Hill 1.

The Lady Dragons (0-4) return to the Hunt Center on the PJC campus at 6 p.m. Monday for a game against Arkansas Baptist.

“We’ll see if we can get a win under our belt,” LeBeauf said.

Next weekend, they’ll play in the Jacksonville Classic. PJC will play McClennan College on Friday and Mountain View CC on Saturday.

 

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Charles Richards Charles Richards moved to Paris in 2004 after retiring from a 40-year career in journalism – the last 26 years as a news writer and sports writer with The Associated Press in Dallas and Washington, D.C. In mid-2004, The Paris News coaxed him out of retirement, and he began covering the police, court and regional beat for The Paris News. Then in early 2005, he was switched to coverage of a sharply divided Paris City Council. He was appointed by the City Council in 2006 to the 12-member City Charter Review Commission, which extensively rewrote the outmoded document. His writing awards include two first-place awards in statewide competition for feature writing. The most recent was his 2005 story on a Paris doctor’s startling use of leeches in a successful attempt to re-attach a man’s severed ear. Over his career, Richards’ interview subjects include Alabama Gov. George Wallace, President Bill Clinton, President George W. Bush, David Koresh, Arnold Palmer, Muhammad Ali and numerous other political and sports figures. He is an alumnus of Texas Tech, where he was editor of the school newspaper. He lives in Paris with his wife, Barbara, who is retired after 30 years as a teacher and high school counselor.