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W. Basketball – JCCC gets big road win at Cowley

02/11/13

W. Basketball – JCCC gets big road win at Cowley

OVERLAND PARK, KS – The No. 2 ranked Johnson County Community College women’s basketball team took over sole possession of first place in the East Jayhawk Conference after posting an impressive 20-point victory at Cowley College, Saturday evening. Both teams were tied for the top spot in the conference standings entering the game, but now JCCC has a one-game lead with five conference games left to play. Four of those five games are at home for the Lady Cavaliers.

“Obviously, there is some toughness involved when you go on the road in that environment with two first place teams late in the season, and come away with a win.” Conrad said. “I was little surprised we pushed the lead to 20 late, but we really are playing our best basketball as we head down the stretch.”

The Lady Cavaliers led by just two points at the break, but behind the play of sophomore guard DaShawn Harden and freshman guard Timeka O’Neal, Johnson County exploded for 48 second-half points to win easily.

Harden led all scores with 25 points, hitting 7-of-12 shots, including 4 3-pointers, and was 7-of-8 at the line. O’Neal was nearly as efficient. She was 7-of-13 with four treys, and 3-of-5 at the line, to finish with 21 points.

“Defensively, the halves were very similar,” said Conrad. “I just think we are a hard team to hold down offensively for 40 minutes. We have some explosiveness with this group. DaShawn was special that last 20 minutes, and Timeka was darn good too.”

Johnson County also got solid efforts from its other three starters. Freshman guard Juanita Robinson finished with eighth points, 12 rebounds and four assists. Sophomore forward Kathleen Brisbane added seven points and nine boards, and freshman center Kariel Hutt chipped in five points and pulled down nine rebounds.

The Lady Cavaliers return home Wednesday, Feb. 13, to host Coffeyville, and will look to extend their home court winning streak to 34 games. JCCC’s last home court defeat was to the Lady Ravens, 34-46, Jan. 22, 2011.

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