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W. Basketball – JCCC wins 16th straight

01/09/14

W. Basketball – JCCC wins 16th straight

Taylor McDowell

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – The Johnson County Community College women’s basketball team rang in the new year with a 106-54 road victory over Central Methodist College JV, Tuesday night. The victory improved the Lady Cavaliers to 16-0. Additionally, Johnson County jumped three spots in the NJCAA Division II poll to No. 2 in the country. 

Four players scored in double figures for JCCC, led by a career night from sophomore guard Taylor McDowell. The former Shawnee Mission South standout knocked down a career high six 3-point baskets and finished with a career high 24 points to lead the Lady Cavaliers. 

“Taylor has really emerged in the last month,” said head coach Ben Conrad. “She has improved in virtually every aspect of her game this season.” 

Conrad also got top-notch efforts from sophomores Juanita Robinson, Timeka O’Neal and Camille Gee.  Robinson finished with 20 points, seven rebounds and five assists. O’Neal followed with a double-double of 18 points and 11 assists, and Gee registered a double-double of 16 points and 10 boards. 

The Lady Cavaliers go for win number 17 this Saturday at Southeast Community College in Beatrice, Neb. JCCC defeated the Storm 81-38 back on Nov. 23. 

As for his team’s lofty ranking, Conrad says his team doesn’t feel any added pressure. 

“We’ve been number one for huge chunks over the last two seasons,” Conrad said. “It can be a burden, but it’s a burden we’ll take any day.”

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