The Johnson County women’s team got off to a fast start and never let up Tuesday in a 72-44 first-round victory over Lackawanna (Pa.) at the NJCAA Division II Tournament in Harrison, Ark.
The Cavaliers (31-2) led 19-5 after the first period and 35-16 at halftime.
Arielle Jackson, who went to Shawnee Mission Northwest, scored 21 points for Johnson County. Lee’s Summit West’s Austin Richardson had 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Cavaliers.
Johnson County held Lackawanna to 26.2 percent shooting from the field.
The Cavaliers will play Moraine Valley (Ill.) at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Parkland (Ill.) men 62, Johnson County 54
The Johnson County men were tied at halftime but ended up losing 62-54 to Parkland (Ill.) in the first round of the NJCAA Division II Tournament in Danville, Ill.
David Turner just missed a triple double for the Cavaliers (24-9). Turner had 15 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists. Anthony Lupardus, who went to O’Hara, scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds for Johnson County.
The Cavaliers held Parkland to 33.3 percent from the field but made only 36 percent of their shots.
Johnson County will play the Cincinnati State-Richard Bland (Va.) loser in a consolation game at 8 p.m. Wednesday.