JDCC basketball drops home game to Marion Military
With the game tied at the half, the Jefferson Davis Community College Warhawk basketball team was outscored by nine points in the second half to suffer their eighth defeat of the season and fall to 0-8 Saturday at home against Marion Military Institute.
The Warhawks and MMI played to a 29-all tie in the first half before the Warhawks were outscored in the second half to take the defeat.
“We are still trying to learn the effort and intensity it takes to win,” JDCC head coach Allen Gainer said. “We led early in second half 31-29, but fell apart getting down as much as 22 with five minutes to go. We fought back and cut it to seven with 50 seconds left, but got no closer.”
JDCC had nine players score in the game with three in double figures. R. J. Bowers led with 16 points while Dee Jay Braggs had 11. Matt Bass finished with 10 and Devonte Pope had eight.
Fletcher Forte finished with seven and Chris Oden had six. Adrian Rich and Keynon Gulley had five points each. Kenny Nabors had three and Anthony Bell had one.
Bass and Braggs led with four rebounds each and Bowers led with six assists.
Bowers also led with three steals and Braggs had one block.
JDCC shot 48.3 percent from the field and was 8-for-17 from the 3-point area. The Warhawks shot 6-for-15 from the free throw line.
Marion had five players in double figures and one with a double-double.
MMI shot 53.3 percent from the field and was 4-of-10 from the 3-point area. Marion shot 13-for-20 from the free throw line for 65 percent.
Marion is coached by former W.S. Neal boys coach Tommy Suitts.
JDCC will take on Southern Union Saturday on the road in Wadley. The game, which is only JDCC’s second in the month of December, will be the Warhawks’ final game this month. After Saturday’s game with Southern Union, JDCC will be off until Monday, Jan. 7 when they will travel to Marion for a 5 p.m. tip. JDCC will be back in action at home on Thursday, Jan. 10 when they host Alabama Southern for the start of conference play. Game time is set for 7 p.m. in Brewton.
Saturday’s game time at Southern Union is set for 2 p.m.