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Tyler Cundith, sports information director, ext. 3122

M. Basketball – Defense and ball control lead to a road victory


M. Basketball – Defense and ball control lead to a road victory

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Since Johnson County Community College began region play in January, sophomore guard Pat Jones has been tearing up the competition, averaging 26.3 points per game. So, when Fort Scott held him to just one point last Saturday, it should have been a recipe for success. Not the case.

The Cavaliers played solid defense and took care of the ball, committing a season-low six turnovers, and JCCC left Arnold Arena with a 61-53 victory.

“I don’t think we ever trailed,” said JCCC head coach Mike Jeffers. “I think our guys are really starting to understand how we have to play. We need to play games in the 50s and 60s. We also got 12 points from our bench, and that was huge.”

Jeffers bench consists of freshman Jack Todd and Joseph Henry. Todd had eight points, and hit two 3-pointers. His second came after the Greyhounds cut JCCC’s lead to three late in the game. Henry added four points, three assists and two steals.

Sophomore forward Preston Oakes led all scorers with 17 points, hitting 6-of-12 shots, including 3-of-4 from 3-point range. Sophomore guard Trevor Myers followed with 13 while knocking down four treys, and freshman Zach Nelson added 12 points, making 6-of-7 attempts from the field. Freshman Donnell Bronson chipped in for six points, and led the team with six rebounds.


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