KCC Basketball vs. GSU JV 1/18/2024

Date: 01/18/2024

KCC’s Lady Cavaliers passed by the Governors State University junior varsity team 72-45 Thursday night. The match-up featured several rotations of KCC players, with 11 Lady Cavs getting on the scoreboard.

KCC sprung out to an early 11-0 lead, with a three-pointer from Kayla Jackson, four points from Jaida Taylor, and a basket each from Aniyah Moody and Amaria Pender. After the Jaguars scored back-to-back three-pointers, the Lady Cavaliers continued to surge with four points from Myllena De Sousa and six from Jazmyn Smith. The Lady Cavs opened a 21-7 lead by the end of the first quarter.

In the second quarter, KCC built on its lead, finishing the first half 37-18.

Multiple Lady Cavs contributed in the third quarter, with baskets from Taylor, Smith, Pender, Moody and Jackson.  

At the end of three quarters, KCC remained in the lead, 59-32.

The Jaguars had their highest scoring quarter in the fourth, but KCC was prepared with a strong defense. Johnson matched a GSU three-pointer, before Valorie Dagg stole the ball and scored. Smith scored another two from under the basket, giving the Lady Cavs seven uninterrupted points. GSU would match the Lady Cavs’ scoring for the rest of the quarter, hitting the final three-pointer before the buzzer.

The Lady Cavs improved to 8-9 this season and will host the Highland Community College Cougars on Saturday at 1 p.m., which will be followed by the men’s game.

Cavaliers stat leaders: Jazmyn Smith (16 points, 12 rebounds, 1 assist); Jaida Taylor (12 points, 9 rebounds); Kayla Jackson (12 points from 4 three-pointers, 5 rebounds, 2 assists); Amaria Pender (7 points, 2 assists, 2 steals); De Sousa (6 points); Moody (6 points).