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Julie Haas, associate vice president, marketing communications, ext. 3120
Diane Carroll, writer/editor/media relations, ext. 3425
Tyler Cundith, sports information director, ext. 3122

W. Basketball – JCCC wins two, moves to 3rd in poll


W. Basketball – JCCC wins two, moves to 3rd in poll

OVERLAND PARK, KS – The Johnson County Community College women’s basketball team celebrated 2013 with a pair of blowout conference victories this week. The Lady Cavaliers posted a 75-36 road victory over Labette last Saturday afternoon, and cruised to a 65-36 home win over cross-town rival Kansas City Kansas, Wednesday night. Johnson County (13-1, 2-1) also jumped two spots to number three in the NJCAA Division II weekly poll. 

Sophomore DaShawn Harden played a key role in both victories, leading the Lady Cavaliers in scoring in both contests. She hit 7 of 13 shots, including four treys, to finish with 18 points against Labette. She also had five rebounds, seven assists and three steals. Harden also hit 7 of 13 from the field against the Blue Devils to lead her team with 15 points. 

Freshmen Sameia Kendall and Timeka O’Neal scored in double figures in both wins as well. Kendall hit for 14 and 12 respectively, while O’Neal had 14 and 10. 

Freshman Kariel Hutt and sophomore Kathleen Brisbane each posted double-doubles in points and rebounds at Labette. Hutt had 11 points and 10 rebounds, and Brisbane scored 14 points with 10 boards. Hutt chipped in six points and led JCCC on the glass with 12 rebounds in the win over KCKCC. 

Johnson County faces a tough stretch of games in the next two weeks beginning with a home game against Cowley this Saturday afternoon. They follow with a road game at Coffeyville Jan. 16, and a home battle against No. 1 and undefeated Highland, Jan. 19.


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