Jacksonville Stuns John Tyler + Hands Lady Lions First 16-4A Defeat With 47-45 Win
TYLER -- The Jacksonville Maidens began District 16-4A with four consecutive losses, but began the second round of league play by knocking off district-leading John Tyler to remain very much alive in the postseason race.
Jasmine Parson's turnaround jumper with eight seconds remaining sent Jacksonville to a stunning 47-45 victory at the Lions Den, handing the Lady Lions their first 16-4A loss of the season.
Parson, who knocked down a pair of three throws with 31 seconds to play to tie the game at 45-45, finished with 18 points, five rebounds, three steals, two assists and two blocked shots to lead Jacksonville, which trailed by five points with 5:15 remaining.
John Tyler (18-9, 5-1) missed its chance to take the lead, and Jacksonville's DaMonica Franklin pulled in the rebound. Parson got into the paint, spun and banked it in off the glass for the eventual game-winner.
Franklin added 15 points and 12 rebounds in the win for Jacksonville (13-12, 2-4), while TaSheena Canady chipped in with eight points, seven boards and three assists.
The Lady Lions were led by Tameal Jones, who had 16 points to go with three rebounds. Ashtyn Beal added 13 points and two rebounds, while Amia Wickware contributed 11 points, six rebounds and four steals in the losing effort.
Tuesday's game was close throughout as neither team led by more than four points in the first half. Parson's 3-pointer gave Jacksonville a 23-20 lead with 1:25 remaining until halftime, but Wickware made back-to-back baskets to give the Lady Lions a 24-23 lead at the break.
Franklin's 3-point play gave Jacksonville a 33-32 advantage it carried into the fourth quarter, but John Tyler went on a 6-0 run to begin the fourth on free throws from Beal and consecutive buckets by Jones, which put the Lady Lions up 38-33 with 5:15 to play.
Jacksonville ended the game on a 14-7 run thanks to two field goals apiece by Parson and Franklin as well as a Canady layup off an assist from Franklin that gave Jacksonville a 41-40 lead with 2:48 remaining.
The Maidens resume their season Friday at home against Whitehouse, while John Tyler travels to Lindale also on Friday.
Jacksonville 47, John Tyler 45
District 16-4A Girls Basketball
At Lions Den, Tyler
Jacksonville 10 13 10 14 -- 47
John Tyler 10 14 8 13 -- 45
JACKSONVILLE (13-12, 2-4) -- Jasmine Parson, 18; DaMonica Franklin, 15; TaSheena Canady, 8; Mireya Gaitan, 4; Inchantra Kendrick, 2.
JOHN TYLER (18-9, 5-1) -- Tameal Jones, 16; Ashtyn Beal, 13; Amia Wickware, 11; Ramey Duncan, 3; Keyana Tatum, 2.
THREE-POINT GOALS -- Jacksonville: Parson. John Tyler: Jones (2), Duncan.