JSU defeats Tech to finish season

Logan Arnwine, Staff Sports Reporter The chase for the NCAA Tournament has officially begun for the Jacksonville State Gamecocks. Jacksonville State University (18-11, 12-6 OVC) defeated Tennessee Tech 73-59 Saturday, Feb. 24 in their last game of the regular season, earning the fourth seed in the OVC tournament. JSU finished the first half off a three by the freshman guard, Taylor Hawks to seal a … Continue reading JSU defeats Tech to finish season

Defense sparks Gamecock success

  Chris Allen Brown, Associate Editor Seven. That’s how many conference games it took Rick Pietri and the 2017 Jacksonville State women’s basketball team to match its Ohio Valley Conference win total from a year ago. But wait, there’s more. Sporting a 12-7 record at the moment, if JSU earns two more wins during its remaining 10 games, that will allow the Gamecocks to surpass … Continue reading Defense sparks Gamecock success

Women’s Basketball impresses in preseason exhibition against Alabama-Huntsville

Grant Benefield, Chanty Sports Reporter In a final tune-up before kicking off their regular season on the 10th, Jacksonville State women’s basketball defeated Alabama-Huntsville 63-47 at home on Sunday. Despite having to replace three of last year’s starters and welcome seven new faces to the team, the Gamecocks exercised superb ball control against the Chargers, taking 72 shots to UAH’s 42 and surrendering just nine turnovers … Continue reading Women’s Basketball impresses in preseason exhibition against Alabama-Huntsville

Women’s basketball falls to Morehead State

Daniel Mayes, Staff Reporter The Jacksonville State University women’s basketball team wrapped up their 2016-17 season on Saturday after an 85-82 loss to Morehead State left the Gamecocks just short of a berth in the OVC tournament. JSU led by as many as 12 at one point over MSU, but the Eagles recovered to knock off the hot-shooting Gamecocks. Jacksonville State, who finished the year … Continue reading Women’s basketball falls to Morehead State

JSU Women stay alive in OVC Tournament chase

Daniel Mayes, Staff Reporter The Jacksonville State Women’s basketball team finished off their 2016-17 home schedule on a high note with two consecutive Ohio Valley Conference victories in the last two games of the year inside Pete Mathews Coliseum to stay alive in the OVC tournament chase. The Gamecocks needed both wins to stay in the hunt for an OVC tournament berth, and they got … Continue reading JSU Women stay alive in OVC Tournament chase

Late run lifts SIUE over Gamecocks

Daniel Mayes, Staff Reporter Despite overcoming a double-digit second half deficit, the Jacksonville State women’s basketball team fell 69-62 in a road contest against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville on Saturday afternoon. The Gamecocks fought back from a 10-point SIUE lead in the third quarter to take a lead, but the Cougars seized victory with a strong finish in the final period. The old saying “basketball … Continue reading Late run lifts SIUE over Gamecocks

JSU Women fall to Belmont in the first round of OVC Tournament

The Jacksonville State Women’s Basketball team fell 55-45 to Belmont in the first round of the Ohio Valley Conference Women’s Tournament on Thursday. The Gamecocks finish with a 19-10 overall record and 9-6 in the Ohio Valley Conference. They finished 10-3 at home. Destany McLin led the Gamecocks in scoring with 18 points followed by Candace Morton’s 13. JSU shot 33 percent from the field … Continue reading JSU Women fall to Belmont in the first round of OVC Tournament

Gamecocks win in overtime to earn their 19th win for a program record

The JSU women secured their 19th win of the regular season, breaking the previous record of 18, with a hard-fought win against Morehead State in overtime 83-78. The Gamecocks had already won 18 games this season. It matched the regular season wins from the 2003-2004 squad. Their 19th win secured them a No. 5 seed in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament that begins next week … Continue reading Gamecocks win in overtime to earn their 19th win for a program record

JSU Women gets another double-digit victory with win over Tennessee Tech

The Jacksonville State women’s basketball team has won again, moving them up to 7-4 in the Ohio Valley Conference and 16-7 overall as they defeated Tennessee Tech 70-54 on the road Saturday evening. Briana Benson dropped 20 points, energizing the Gamecocks as they ended the game with a total of 70 points. Senior Candace Morton dropped 12 points and senior Destany McLin scored 10. JSU … Continue reading JSU Women gets another double-digit victory with win over Tennessee Tech

JSU Women reach 15th win of the season with victory over Tennessee State

The JSU women won their 15th game of the year on Saturday with a 63-50 victory against OVC opponent Tennessee State. The win gave the Gamecocks their first 15-win season since 2004-2005 and placed them at a generous 6-4 in the OVC standings. It also gives them a three-game win streak and snaps a road loss streak that goes back to Jan. 3 when the … Continue reading JSU Women reach 15th win of the season with victory over Tennessee State