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W. Basketball – No. 3 Lady Cavaliers down No. 1 Highland

01/22/13

W. Basketball – No. 3 Lady Cavaliers down No. 1 Highland

OVERLAND PARK, KS – The No. 3 ranked Johnson County Community College women’s basketball team downed No. 1 Highland Community College, 77-62, Saturday afternoon at JCCC Gymnasium. Trailing by four at halftime, (38-34) Johnson County dominated the second half to pull out a 15-point victory, and improve to 16-1 on the season. 

“I think we did a better job guarding the ball in the second half,” said JCCC head coach Ben Conrad. “Our on-ball defense was pretty average in the first half, and against Highland, that’s a bad formula.”

The victory also extended JCCC’s home court win streak to 31 straight games.  The loss was Highland’s second straight, dropping them to 16-2 overall. Highland handed JCCC’ its only loss to date earlier this season.

“I think anytime you get a win against a top tier conference team is really big, and with them being ranked number one in the nation added something to it,” said JCCC head coach Ben Conrad. “Our kids made huge improvements from the first time we played them, and seeing that improvement was really rewarding.”

Freshman guard Juanita Robinson led four JCCC players in double figures with 19 points. She was 7-of-14 from the floor, including two treys. 

Also in double figures were sophomore guard DaShawn Harden with 17, freshman point guard Timeka O’Neal with 14 and freshman forward Sameia Kendall with 11. O’Neal also had dished out seven assists.

Freshman center Kariel Hutt controlled the glass, hauling down 16 rebounds, 13 on the defensive end.  She also chipped in four points.

Tamiya Green led Highland with 15 points.

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For schedules, rosters, and other team information, go to www.jccc.edu/cavs.