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OVC Tournament Bound Gamecock Women Knock Off Belmont In OT

JACKSONVILLE — Progress. It was all anyone could hope for in Rick Pietri’s first year as head coach of Jacksonville State’s women’s basketball team and it was all anyone witnessed over the course of this season. The same Gamecocks who won only once last season entered Saturday’s game with Belmont bound for this year’s Ohio Vally Conference tournament for the first

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LeCresha Horton: From The Track To The Court

JACKSONVILLE — LeCresha Horton is preparing for her senior day, just not in the way she pictured when she came to Jacksonville State four years ago. That’s because this year she traded in the track spikes she wore for three years for a pair of basketball shoes. “It is different,” said Horton, a 5-foot-8 guard, “because now I’m recognized in basketball

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Late Basket Drops Gamecock Women

JACKSONVILLE– Morehead State’s Almesha Jones may have made the go-ahead shot with only one-tenth of a second remaining in regulation, but Jacksonville State head coach knows she is not the reason for the Gamecocks’ 45-43 loss. “Fans and people who watch basketball,” Pietri said “They’ll think that this game was won when Almesha Jones made the jumper with point-one to go.

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