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W. Basketball – No. 4 JCCC rolls to a 111-53 win over Hesston

02/17/14

W. Basketball – No. 4 JCCC rolls to a 111-53 win over Hesston

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – The No. 4 ranked Johnson County Community College women’s basketball team knocked down 16 3-pointers en route to a 111-53 thrashing of Hesston College, Saturday afternoon. The 58-point margin is the third largest in the 40-game series with the Larks. 

Six players scored in double figures for the Lady Cavaliers as they improved to 26-1 overall on the season. Johnson County shot 51 percent from the field, and 52 percent from 3-point range, and the Lady Cavaliers defense forced 20 turnovers. 

Sophomore Taylor McDowell nailed 7 of 9 3-point attempts to finish with a career-high 25 points to lead the Lady Cavaliers. Her 25-point effort is the second highest by a JCCC player this season, and her seven treys tie the ninth best game in team history. 

Sophomore guard Timeka O’Neal and Sameia Kendall matched each other statistically, each finishing with 16 points, seven assists and two steals. Kendall also added six rebounds. Freshman Kelsey Barrett had 15 points and three assists, and freshman forward Nieka Wheeler and sophomore center Kariel Hutt each chipped in 10 points. Wheeler also recorded a double-double, finishing with 11 rebounds, and Hutt was close, hauling down eight caroms. 

Johnson County faces a big challenge Wednesday night, Jan. 19, when they travel to play No. 2 Highland Community College. JCCC has lost only three times in their previous 59 games, all to the Scotties. Highland defeated JCCC earlier this season by three points.

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