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Warhawks bow out in regional tournament

After a thrilling win over Marion Wednesday in the regional basketball tournament in Tuscaloosa, the Jefferson Davis Community College Warhawk basketball team saw their season come to an end Thursday in the tournament with a 75-60 loss to Gadsden State.

With the 15-point loss, JDCC ended their season with a 14-13 record. The 14 wins for JDCC were the most for the Warhawks in over seven seasons and tied them for the most wins in the past three seasons combined.

In the game Thursday, JDCC was outscored by 12 points in the first half, 40-28, and by three points in the second, 35-32, to lose by 15.

JDCC shot 44.2 percent from the field (23-for-52) while Gadsden was 30-for-67 for 44.8 percent.

From the 3-point area, JDCC was 1-for-9 for 11.1 percent while Gadsden was 10-for-29 for 34.5 percent.

The Warhawks shot 68.4 percent from the free throw line (13-for-19) while Gadsden was 5-for-10 for 50 percent.

Gadsden State got 20 points from JDCC turnovers while the Warhawks only got eight off turnovers by Gadsden.

Turmonta Ragland and Brandon Scott led JDCC with 13 points each. Ragland had a double-double as he pulled down 10 rebounds with three on the offensive side and seven on defense. He also led with four steals along with Larel Jackson.

Scott led with one block.

Braylon Lazare followed with 11 points and Jackson had nine.

Kahlee Tyler had eight points and led with three assists and Gabriel Rice had two points and nine defensive rebounds.

Chris Peak and Adam Stumpf also had two points in the loss for the Warhawks.