Woodson, JCC national champs

Published 11:47 pm Saturday, March 22, 2014

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.

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