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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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.