OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Johnson County freshman guard JaQuaylan Mays made two 3-point baskets in the Cavaliers 60-59 win at Hesston College last night, but none may have been bigger than his second. With one minute, 18-seconds Mays nailed a trey from the wing to give his team a one-point lead, and then the Cavaliers followed with back-to-back defensive stops secure their 25th win of the season and remain in the hunt for a conference championship.
Mays ended up finishing with 10 points on the night, along with seven rebounds and two steals.
Four other starters finished in double figures led by sophomore guard Nick Larkin. Coming off his second triple-double of the season, Larkin posted a double-double against the Larks with 13 points and 14 rebounds, both which led the Cavaliers. He also had two assists and two steals.
With the victory the ninth-ranked Cavaliers improve to 25-4 overall and remain in a tie with Highland for first place in the conference at 8-1. Johnson County closes out its regular season at Kansas City Kansas Community College (14-15 / 4-5) on Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. A win assures JCCC at least a share of the title. Highland's final game is at home against Fort Scott Community College.
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