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Trinity Valley Community College Lady Cardinal Brittney Brumfield frames a shot in a 67-53 win over Jacksonville College Wednesday night at Cardinal Gym. The win was TVCC’s eighth straight.

Aside from a 13-0 run early in the second half, the Trinity Valley Community College Lady Cardinals had little to hang their hats on in Wednesday night’s 67-53 Region XIV Conference win over Jacksonville College at Cardinal Gym.

In winning their eight straight game, the TVCC women defied a lot of basketball logic. They didn’t shoot the ball with a great degree of accuracy, they didn’t protect it most of the time and they didn’t defend.

But they did get the win to improve to 12-4 overall and 4-1 in the conference.

Jacksonville, which gamely battled throughout the contest, saw its records slip to 9-5 and 0-4.

The Lady Cardinals are scheduled to travel Saturday to Carthage to face Panola in a 2 p.m. tipoff. Jacksonville is at home against Kilgore.

Less than five minutes into the second half, Sophia Piggie led a Jacksonville spurt that pulled the Lady Jaguars within five, 38-33. That prompted TVCC coach Michael Landers to call a timeout.

Thirty-one second later, Jacksonville coach Lynn Nabi was hit with a technical foul. The Lady Cardinals put together about a three-minute stretch of solid play, to get t he separation needed to subdue the Lady Jaguars.

TVCC maintained a double-digit lead the rest of the way, though Jacksonville twice pulled within 11.

The Lady Cardinals’ biggest lead in the first half was 12, 23-11. Shonta Dobbins banked in a three-pointer at the buzzer to make the halftime score 31-25.

Ashley Walker led the Lady Cardinals with 16 points. Darika Hill netted 11 and Ebony Black eight

Jacksonville’s top scorer was Chelsea Foy with 16. Shene Gaskin and Piggie tallied 12 each.

The Lady Cardinals turned the ball over 23 times and were 24-of-61 from the floor.

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