Lady Dragons defeat Bossier Parish, 74-61

Chy Cunningham brings the ball upcourt in a recent home game. (eParisExtra photo by Charles Richards)

Chy Cunningham (left) and DaMya Toney — in a recent home game. (eParisExtra photo by Charles Richards)

Chy Cunningham scored 18 points, DaMya Toney 15 and Maeghan Scott 13 as the Lady Dragons of Paris Junior College defeated Bossier Parish 74-61 Wednesday night at the Hunt Center.

Coach Michael Madrid’s team improved to 7-6 overall and 1-2 in Region 14 play. Bossier, which is in its first year of a women’s basketball program, fell to 4-6, 0-3.

Andreanna Jackson and Jeannine Myles scored 12 points each to lead the Lady Cavaliers.

Cunningham’s score on a fast break gave PJC a 3-2 lead it never lost.

Paris led 35-25 at the half and built its lead to as much as 15 points before Bossier pulled to within 56-51 with five and a half minutes to play.

Scott made three 3-pointers for PJC.

It’s semester break, and the Lady Dragons won’t play again until the McLennan College Shootout in Waco on Jan. 3-4. They will play Temple College on Jan. 3 and McLennan College on Jan. 4.

BOSSIER (4-6, 0-3) — Shantasia Anderson 8, I’mUnique Bryant 1, Elena Greely 6, Andreanna Jackson 12, Falon Miles 2, Jeannine Myles 12, Raiosha Preston 8, Aaliyah Sheppard 10, Victoria Wilson 2.

PJC (7-6, 1-2): Chy Cunningham 18, Shannon Defoe 5, Catarina Rendon 4, Maeghan Scott 13, Adriene Small 10, DaMya Toney 15, Shanice Vaughan 9.

Halftime: Paris 35, Bossier 25. Three-Pointers: Bossier 8, Paris 5.

 

 

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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.