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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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PORT ARTHUR, Texas — Charles “Trey” Bennett scored 14 straight points for Lamar State-Port Arthur as the Seahawks finished on a 19-3 run Wednesday night to rally from a 10-point deficit late in the game to defeat Paris Junior College 76-70.
It was a crushing defeat for the Dragons, who have blown late leads in three of their four losses this season.
“Anytime you go on the road, you got to be road tough. You’ve got to finish. Unfortunately we didn’t finish tonight,” PJC head coach Chuck Taylor said at courtside after the game.
“It was a valiant effort, but you don’t win for playing 38 minutes or 37 minutes. We’ve got to learn to play 40 minutes to beat good teams. We’ve got to go back to the lab and keep working at it. It was a tough loss, but we’ve got to grow from it.”
Bennett led Lamar State with 26 points, backed by 22 points from Jovan “JoJo” Mooring, as the Seahawks improved to 10-2 overall and 3-1 in Region 14 play. Paris fell to 8-4 and 1-1.
Joe Haynes led Paris with 18 points, and Jovan Austin and Nouhoum Bohoum scored 16 points each.
With 4:30 to play, the Dragons led 67-57 and Bennett had only 10 points. Then, with Paris unable to score on its possessions, Bennett hit back-to-back 3-pointers followed by three free throws when he was fouled on his next 3-point shot, and it was 68-66 with 3:08 to play.
Bohoum’s put-back padded PJC’s lead to 70-66 at 2:41, and that was to be the last time the Dragons would score.
Bennett drove the lane for a basket, pulling Lamar State to within 70-68 at 2:24. After a miss by Haynes, the Seahawks pulled down the rebound and got the ball to the guy with the hot hand. Bennett threw down his fourth 3-pointer of the second half to give the Seahawks their first lead of the game at 71-70 with 1:40 to play.
A turnover resulted in a Lamar State fast break bucket for a 73-70 lead with 51 seconds to play, and the Dragons committed two more turnovers that forced them to foul, resulting in three more free throws as Lamar State nailed down a 76-70 victory.
Early in the game, PJC appeared on the verge of a runaway victory.
Haynes hit a 3-pointer just 16 seconds into the game, and Paris jumped out to a 15-6 lead at 15:06 of the first half. Lamar State got with 15-12, but Austin scored six points and Bohoum five points during an 11-0 run that gave the Dragons their biggest lead of the game at 26-12 with 7:25 left in the first half.
The Dragons led 32-18 with 3:06 to play in the first half, but Lamar State scored 11 of the next 13 points, cutting Paris’ lead to 36-29 at halftime.
In the second half, Paris’ lead ranged from four to nine points until Mooring converted on a couple of drives down the middle to tie the game at 47-47 with 11:48 remaining.
Ronnie White scored inside and added a free throw, and Trevon Seymore made two free throws as Paris opened up a 52-47 lead. White scored twice more off rebounds, including a thundering slam dunk with 7:56 left for a 59-51 lead.
But White fell to the floor in pain after the dunk and after about five minutes was helped to the dressing room with an injury to the right knee or leg. He did not return, and there was no report on the extent of his injury.
Another basket inside by Bocoum and Xavier Dupree‘s 3-pointer made it 64-55, and a free throw by Bohoum an d a shot by Austin gave the Dragons a 67-57 lead with 4:30 to play — a lead that was not to last.
Anthony Allen, the Seahawks’ 7-foot-1 center scored 12 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and blocked six shots.
Although it was largely Bennett’s 3-pointers that did the Dragons in late in the game, Lamar State was successful throughout the game driving the lane and not only scoring, but drawing a foul in the process. Six times, the Seahawks made a basket in which they were fouled, and only once did they fail to complete the 3-point play.
Twice, PJC fouled a Seahawk while shooting a 3-pointer. Lamar State made five of the six free throws on those two opportunities.
For the game, Lamar State made 23-of-29 free throws (79.3 percent) to 11-of-16 (68.8 percent) for Paris.
The Seahawks made 7-of-21 three pointers, to 3-of-17 by Paris.
In other Region 14 men’s games on Wednesday, San Jacinto defeated Bossier Parish 97-70, Navarro defeated Coastal Bend 79-74, Lee defeated Tyler 94-91, Panola defeated Angelina 86-84, and Kilgore defeated Blinn 88-83 in overtime.
In the North Zone, Kilgore and Trinity Valley are atop the standings at 3-0, followed by Navarro at 2-1, Panola and Tyler at 2-2, Paris at 1-1, and Bossier Parish at 1-2.
In the South Zone, Lee is at 3-0, Lamar State at 3-1, San Jacinto at 2-1, Coastal Bend at 0-2, Blinn and Jacksonville at 0-3, and Angelina at 0-4.
By Charles Richards, eParisExtra
PARIS (8-4, 1-1) — Jovan Austin 7-19 2-2 16, Trevon Seymore 0-4 1-2 1, Keith Shivers 1-5 0-1 2, Joe Haynes 6-12 4-5 18, Nouhoum Bocoum 7-9 2-3 16, Brandon Scott 0-4 0-0 0, Xavier Dupree 2-6 1-2 6, Qua Doster 1-3 0-0 2, Ronnie White 4-8 1-1 9, Phkil Roberts 0-4 -0 0. Totals: 28-74 11-16 70.
LAMAR STATE (9-3, 2-1) — Charles “Trey” Bennett ;8-13 6-6 26, D.J. Blanks 0-2 0-0 0, JoJo Mooring 6-17 8-9 22, Ivan Jelencic 1-3 0-0 2, Jamal Shabazz 3-6 3-4 6, Evan White 0-2 0-0 0, Erik Durham 0-2 00-0 0, Antonio Dawson 0-0 0-0 0, Anthony Allen 4-6 4-7 12, Cirkook Riak 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 23-54 23-29 76.
Halftime: Paris 36-29. Three-Pointers: PJC 3-17 (Austin 0-3, Seymore 0-1, Shivers 0-1, Haynes 2-3, Scott 0-3,, Dupree 1-5, Doster 0-1), Lamar State 7-21 (Bennett 4-7, Blanks 0-1, Mooring 2-5, Shabazz 0-1, White 0-2, Durham 1-5). Fouls: PJC 18, Lamar State 14. Fouled Out: Bocoum. Rebounds: Paris 35 (Seymore 10), Lamar State 39 (Jelencic 9, Allen 9). Assists: PJC 10 (Austin 5), Lamar State 12 (Bennett 4, White 4). Blocks: PJC 1 (White), Lamar State 8 (Allen 6). Steals: PJC 10 (Austin 4), Lamar State 4 (Bennett 2).
The Paris Police Department received three calls on Tuesday reporting that someone had entered several vehicles in the 400 block of Sunrise Drive and taken items, according to Paris PD spokesman Curtis Garrett.
According to a police press release on Wednesday, this type of criminal activity is being reported in all parts of town and throughout Lamar County.
If you have information concerning any of these reported burglaries or know the person or persons responsible, you are encouraged to to report that information to police.
If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact CrimeStoppers at 903.785.TIPS (8477) with your information.
“This is the season that law enforcement across the nation sees a huge rise in this type of crime,” Garrett said. “Don’t give a thief the opportunity by leaving packages or property in plain view inside your vehicles, and please, lock your vehicles every time that you park them.”
Paris police made five arrests on Tuesday, while responding to 95 calls for service.
By Josh Allen, eParisExtra
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