Men's College Basketball

Lead doesn't last for Trail Blazers

Posted: Nov. 9, 2019 12:40 am Updated: Nov. 9, 2019 1:05 am

QUINCY

Lead doesn't hold up for JWCC

A double-digit lead for the John Wood Community College men's basketball midway through the second half wasn't enough in an 84-75 loss to Arkansas State-Mid South in the JWCC Classic Friday night at the Student Activity Center.

The Trail Blazers led 61-51 after Cooper Smith scored with 13 minutes, 28 seconds left in the game.

The Greyhounds scored the next 10 points, tying the score at 61 when Monroe Carr drained a 3-pointer from the right wing with 9:32 left.

JWCC regained a 65-62 led after baskets by Aaron Shoot and Dallas Bryson. But Mid South followed with a 12-0 run, extending its lead to 74-65 after Zach Byrd scored with 2:54 left.

Shoot, Bryson and T.J. Jackson led five JWCC players scoring in double figures with 12 points apiece. The Trail Blazers (1-3) made 18 turnovers and forced only nine.

Jalan Lynn led the Greyhounds (4-0) with 41 points and went 18 of 18 from the free-throw line.

The Trail Blazers wraps up their weekend by hosting Milwaukee Tech -- a 103-74 winner over Black Hawk -- at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Arkansas State-Mid South 84, John Wood 75

MID SOUTH (4-0)

Finley 1-3 0-0 2, Byrd 4-7 2-2 10, Lynn 9-18 18-19 41, Moore 6-14 4-4 18, J.T. Smith 0-3 1-4 1, Patterson 1-1 0-1 2, Ja. Smith 0-1 0-0 0, Sharp 1-2 0-0 2, Carr 1-8 0-0 3, White 2-3 1-2 5. Totals 25-60 26-32 84.

JOHN WOOD (1-3)

Rumbo 3-6 0--0 8, Kilby 4-5 2-2 11, Bevans 5-13 0-0 10, Shoot 5-7 0-0 12, Jackson 4-5 3-4 12, Wright 0-1 0-0 0, Fadika 2-5 0-0 4, McKinney 1-3 0-0 2, Smith 1-3 0-0 2, Taylor 0-1 2-2 2, Bryson 6-10 0-0 12. Totals 31-59 7-8 75.

Halftime score -- JWCC 44, Mid South 40. 3-point field goals -- Mid South 8-18 (Finley 0-1, Lynn 5-9, Moore 2-5, Carr 1-3), JWCC 6-18 (Rumbo 2-4, Kilby 1-1, Bevans 0-3, Shoot 2-3, Jackson 1-1, McKinney 0-2, Smith 0-2, Taylor 0-1, Bryson 0-1). Fouls -- Mid South 9, JWCC 23. Rebounds -- Mid South 35 (J.T. Smith 5), JWCC 31 (Bevans 6). Assists -- Mid South 12 (J.T. Smith 3), JWCC 1 (Shoot 6). Steals -- Mid South 8 (Moore 3), JWCC 3 (Rumbo, Shoot, Taylor). Turnovers -- Mid South 9, JWCC 18. Fouled out -- None.