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College basketball: BPCC women falter in second half in loss to Hill; Cavs drop to 2-4

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The Bossier Parish Community College women fell to Hill College 82-71 Tuesday night at BPCC.

While it was the Lady Cavs’ third straight loss, it was a major improvement over the teams’ first meeting on Nov. 9 in Hillsboro, Texas. BPCC lost that one 102-64.

Tuesday night, the Lady Cavs started strong, taking a 45-34 lead into the locker room at the half. But the Lady Rebels (4-0) outscored BPCC 48-26 in the second.

The Lady Cavs still led by two going into the fourth but were outscored 22-9 down the stretch.

“We played a great first half and then just hit a wall,” BPCC coach John Rennie said.

Ashlyn Jacobs led BPCC with 25 points. Samarius Colquitt added 17.

Savannah Thomas had a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Jamesia Amand led five Hill players in double figures with 20 points. She also had nine rebounds.

BPCC (2-3) returns to action Saturday at 2 p.m. at Baton Rouge Community College. The Lady Cavs defeated BRCC 77-66 in overtime in the season opener on Nov. 1.

The BPCC men lost to McClennan Community College 90-81 Tuesday in Waco, Texas, ending a two-game winning streak.

New Cavs coach Chris Lovell picked up his first two wins last week in the Southern Classic in Shreveport. BPCC defeated Arkansas Baptist 88-81 Friday and Coahoma Community College 98-76 Saturday.

BPCC avenged a 97-80 defeat to Arkansas Baptist on Nov. 5 in Little Rock.

Jerry Perry and Lasani Johnson led BPCC with 25 and 23 points in the win. Brandon Moore had nine points and nine rebounds.

Johnson, a 6-foot-3 sophomore from Dallas, poured in 35 points against Coahoma. He was 13 of 19 from the field, including eight of 11 from 3-point range.

Perry, a 6-1 sophomore from Little Rock, scored 25 points. He was nine of 12 from the free-throw line. Perry was also credited with 16 assists.

Emmanuel Ejeh, a 6-9 sophomore from Little Rock, grabbed 16 rebounds. Cameron Burkett added 13 points.

The Cavs face Baton Rouge Community College following the women’s game Saturday in Baton Rouge. BPCC lost to BRCC 81-68 in the season opener Nov. 1.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com