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November 21, 2013

Jaguars looking for consistency

Carpenter enjoys successful return to DACC

DANVILLE — Danville Area Community College coach DaJuan Gouard is hopeful that his Jaguars get off the hypothetical seesaw.

In the first six games of his first season as head coach, Gouard is seeing his team struggled to find a consistent performance on both ends of the court.

Tuesday’s home opener against the Wabash Valley College Warriors was a prime example. DACC played exceptional defense, but the Jaguars shot just 31.5 percent, suffering a 72-65 setback at the Mary Miller Gymnasium.

“We struggled with putting the ball in the hole,’’ said Gouard, making his debut at home. “At the beginning of the season, we struggled with our offense. Then, we got better with that, and our defense started struggling.

“We spent the last week on defense and now our offense is struggling again. It’s the push-and-pull theory, where you get one thing working well and the other goes down, but I’m happy with our effort on defense.’’

Wabash Valley (5-2) came into Tuesday’s game averaging 83.8 points per game and the Warriors had just 32 at halftime.

“To hold them to 32 at halftime was excellent,’’ Gouard said. “And with the way we were shooting, to only be down eight (32-24) was because of that defense. We should have been down 20.’’

The Jaguars (1-5) made just 9-of-31 shots in the first half and freshman guard Joseph English had 12 of his team’s 24 points in the opening 20 minutes.

“We have to come together more as a team, and we have to find that momentum as a team to score,’’ he said.

In an effort to try and create more offensive opportunities in the second half, DACC extended its defense full court.

Wabash Valley turned the ball over 15 times in the second half and the Warriors were guilt of 26 turnovers in the game, but the Jaguars converted those extra opportunities into just 12 points.

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