Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


January 16, 2013

CHS Boys Hoops: Tigers can't keep up with No. 12 Jacksonville

State's only unbeaten 4A team whips CHS 50-27

Corsicana — The Tigers shocked No. 12 Jacksonville with a 10-0 run to start Tuesday night’s District 16-4A showdown.

The Indians’ then dished out some of their own suprises with a relentless full court press.

Jacksonville forced 31 turnovers, 17 of them in the first half, as the state’s only undefeated Class 4A team surged past upstart Corsicana for a 50-27 victory before the largest crowd of the season at Tiger Gym.

Jacksonville (25-0, 2-0) didn’t score its first basket until DD Franklin made a layup with 45 seconds were left in the first quarter.  The Indians then outscored the Tigers 19-6 in the second quarter to lead 21-16 at halftime.

KD Buckingham led Jacksonville with 12 points. Corsicana (18-6, 0-2) was paced by Dzifa Mallet, who had seven points, 10 rebounds and three assists.

The Tigers will get another difficult home test Friday night against 16-4A’s other unbeaten team, Tyler John Tyler (8-12, 2-0). The Lions beat playoff contender Whitehouse 78-65 on Tuesday night at John Tyler.

Jacksonville 50, Corsicana 27

Jacksonville  2  19   16  13 — 50

Corsicana   10    6     7    4 — 27

Jacksonville — DD Franklin 10, Daytron Thompson 4, Chris Cross 4, KD Buckingham 12, Londedric Taylor 9, Ozzie Clayborne 5, Raybon Riden 3, Claude Franklin 3.

Corsicana — Dzifa Mallet 7, Daniar Martin 6, Tedrick Wilson 6, Ernest McGhee 4, Jamaal Evans 2.

Records — Jacksonville 25-0, 2-0; Corsicana 18-6, 0-2.

District 16-4A Standings

                       District    Overall

Jacksonville       2-0         25-0

John Tyler          2-0         8-12

Whitehouse       1-1         17-6

Nacogdoches    1-1         12-8

Corsicana          0-2         18-6

Lindale               0-2         9-12

Tuesday’s Results

Jacksonville 50, Corsicana 27

John Tyler 78, Whitehouse 65

Nacogdoches 54, Lindale 43

Friday’s Games

John Tyler at Corsicana, 8 p.m.

Jacksonville at Nacogdoches, 8 p.m.

Lindale at Whitehouse, 8 p.m.


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