Woodson, JCC national champs
Former Pearl River Central standout Ashton Woodson scored eight points in the final six minutes, including giving Jones County Junior College the lead for good with a jump shot, as the Bobcats won the national championship with a 87-77 win over Indian Hills (Ca.) Saturday night in Hutchinson, Kan.
It marks the first time ever that a team from Mississippi has won the Division I juco national title. It was also the first trip ever for JCC to the national tourney.
Woodson’s jumper with just over six minutes to play gave the Bobcats a lead they would never relinquish. His lay-up with 30 seconds to play sealed the historic win for Jones.
See more in Tuesday’s Picayune Item.