ELLISVILLE – Taylor Baudoin came within one steal of a ‘triple-double' here Thursday night at A.B. Howard Gymnasium.
Baudoin had 17 points, 16 rebounds and 9 steals to spark the Jones County Junior College Lady Bobcats to an impressive, 90-64 victory over East Mississippi Community College.
It was JCJC's fourth straight victory, as they improved to 4-1.
In the men's game, the Bobcats remained unbeaten at 4-0, defeating the William Carey University Junior Varsity, 79-65.
The Bobcats travel to Monroeville, Alabama, on Monday to face Alabama Southern Community College. The women's game tips off at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men's game at 7:30 p.m.
Lady Bobcats 90, Lady Lions 64
Baudoin, a 6-foot freshman from New Hope, had 12 offensive rebounds in the contest.
Starla Daggans topped the Lady Bobcats with 24 points, while Alyson Johnson added 22 and Crystal Clay had 12.
JCJC led 26-20 midway through the first half and then outscored EMCC 28-11 to take a commanding 54-31 halftime lead. The Lady Bobcats' longest lead of the game was 89-56 after a Kadie Parker 3-pointer with 3:26 left.
EMCC, 2-4, was led by Ki-Ki Patterson with 17 points and Ashley Johnson with 11.
JCJC was 34-of-65 from the floor, including 8-of-15 from 3-point range, for 52 percent. They were 14-of-30 from the free throw line.
EMCC was 20-of-55 from the field, including 4-of-11 from 3-point range, for 36 percent. They were 20-of-26 from the foul line.
EMCC will not play again until they host Alabama Southern on Dec. 2.
Bobcats 79, Crusaders 65
JCJC had a hard-fought battle with WCU.
Jones was up 23-17 midway through the first half and only led 33-27 at halftime. The Bobcats scored the first eight points of the second half to go up 41-27 to take control.
Bryce Jones led JCJC with 18 points, while Christopher White and Bryce Perry had 16 each. Perry connected on three 3-pointers. Zeb Rice had 12 points – all on 3-point shots – and Marquis Cunningham added 11.
Cordaryl Weathersby led the Crusaders, 1-5, with 17 points. Macauley Beasley added 15 and Trevon Cole had 10.
The William Carey JV team travels to East Mississippi on Dec. 10.
A.B. Howard Gymnasium
Jones County 90, East Mississippi 64
EAST MISSISSIPPI (2-4) – Ki-Ki Patterson 17, Ashley Johnson 11, TJ Harper 9, Annessia Durham 7, Shannon DeFoe 6, Angeline Earl 5, Cambrielle Campbell 4, Robyn Rush 3, Bre Jernigan 2, Alecha Gibbs 0, Tena Vaughan 0.
JONES COUNTY (4-1) – Starla Daggans 24, Alyson Johnson 22, Taylor Baudoin 17, Crystal Clay 12, Kadie Parker 7, Terrica Williams 5, Jayda Simmons 2, Kristen Smith 1, Mallory Odom 0, Ameonia House 0, Aliyah Bell 0.
Halftime: 54-31, Jones County.
Jones County 79, William Carey JV 65
WILLIAM CAREY UNIVERSITY JV (1-5) – Cordaryl Weathersby 17, Macauley Beasley 15, Trevon Cole 10, Nick Pernell 9, Dejuan Austin 7, Gunner Placide 4, Anfernee Felton 3, Wesley Walker 0.
JONES COUNTY (4-0) – Bryce Jones 18, Bryce Perry 16, Christopher White 16, Zeb Rice 12, Marquis Cunningham 11, Rodrigus Palmer 2, Andre'co Calender 2, Andrew Riley 1,Emetric Fells 0, Albert Goss 0.
Halftime: 33-27, Jones County.Copyright 2014 WDAM. All rights reserved.