Lady Jags advance to NJCAA elite eight
In their sixth trip to the women’s basketball national tournament in Kansas, the Georgia Perimeter College Jaguars won a first-round game for the first time as they defeated Jefferson College 57-50 Wednesday afternoon.
After a sloppy start, the Jaguars (23-9) overcame a 28-23 halftime deficit with a 13-2 run early in the second period that swelled into a 13-point lead that Jefferson couldn’t overcome.
GPC advances to the quarterfinals of the NJCAA tournament at the Bicentennial Center in Salina, Kan., playing Pensacola State College Thursday at 9 p.m. EDT. Pensacola (27-4) also won their first-round game Wednesday with a 72-60 victory over Monroe Community College.
Fans can watch the Jaguars in Thursday’s quarterfinal via a live online broadcast. The link: http://www.ihigh.com/njcaatv/broadcast_214551.html?silverlight=1
Four Jaguars scored in double figures against Jefferson, with sophomore center Brittany Logan dumping in 14 points. Kamiya Burwell contributed 13, Deanna Downer 11 and Fanny Cavallo 10.