Jayhawks win Herkimer College Invitational
HERKIMER — Continuing their strong start to the season, the Jamestown Community College took first at the Herkimer College Invitational, scoring 268 points.
The Jayhawks (3-2) finished first in five events on the afternoon, including three individual events. Tia Moppert (Gowanda/Gowanda HS) tied for first in the 100 yard butterfly, finishing with a time of 1:11.74. Moppert also placed third in the 200 yard IM (2:39.03) and fourth in the 200 yard freestyle (2:16.43).
Kaylee Constantino (Frewsburg/Frewsburg Central) also had a first place finish, coming in the 100 yard breaststroke with a time of 1:18.13. Constantino also had a third-place finish in the 200 yard freestyle (2:16.19) and a fourth-place finish in the 100 yard freestyle (1:01.97).
Shannen Stein (Olean/Portville Central) was the other Jayhawk placing first in an event, coming in the 100 yard backstroke with a time of 1:13.73. Stein also placed third in the 100 yard butterfly (1:17.52) and fourth in the 50 yard freestyle (29.07).
Jenna Fiebiger (Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa/Fourways HS) was the swimmer who tied Moppert in the 100 yard butterfly with a new personal best in 1:11.75. Fiebiger also placed third in the 100 yard backstroke with a time of 1:16.71.
JCC started the meet with a win in the 200 yard medley relay, finishing with a time of 2:11.32. On the winning relay was Stein, Constantino, Fiebiger and Emily Lyons. JCC also finished first in the 400 yard freestyle relay with a time of 4:25.61. On the relay was the team of Fiebiger, Moppert, Lindsay Finch (Russel, PA/Eisenhower HS), and Courtney Boardman (Lakewood/Frewsburg HS).
The Jayhawks will be back in action on Saturday, December 4th, as they travel to the Genesee CC Invitational at 1 p.m.
CORTLAND — Continuing their strong start to the season, the Jamestown Community College wrestling team placed 10th at the New York State Collegiate Championships with 35 team points.
The Jayhawks had three athletes place on the day with Trenton Donahue (DuBois, PA/DuBois Area HS) placing second in the 141 pound class, Joey Pillittieri (Falconer/Falconer HS) placed third in the 141 pound class, with Ross Abram (Eden/Eden Central) placing sixth int he 174 pound class.
Donahue started his day with an 8-1 decision win over Cameron Pleninger of Merchant Marine in the first round. In the quarterfinal match, Donahue earned a 16-0 tech. fall win over Ryan Holt of SUNY Cortland.
Making his way to the semifinals, Donahue scrapped his way to a 13-9 decision victory over CJ Walz of Oswego State. In the championship match, Donahue went to the limit against Travis Jones of Ithaca College, needing extra time to determine a winner. In overtime, Jones got the necessary points to get the 8-6 sudden victory-1 win.
Pillittieri started his day against Cameron Groff of Oneonta State, getting the fall in 4:27. In the quarterfinal match, Pillittieri grinded out a 5-3 decision victory over Mike Barker of SUNY Cortland. Competing in the semifinal, Pillittieri fell to Jones via pinfall.
Staying alive for a third-place finish in the consolation bracket, Pillittieri edged out Sean Peterson of Alfred State, earning the 5-4 decision win. In the third-place match, Pillittieri took care of Walz, getting the fall in 4:57.
Abram received a bye in the first round of his weight class and moved on to face Jack Heydorn of New York University. In their match, Abram got the fall, needing 47 seconds to do so. Moving onto the quarterfinals, Abram fell to Dominick Esposito of Merchant Marine by fall in the second period.
Moving on to the consolation bracket, Abram got a 15-3 major decision victory over Corey Snyder of SUNY Brockport. Continuing on, Abram earned a medical forfeit win over Zach Stedeford of RIT.
In the consolation semifinals, Abram was defeated by Mike Galton of Alfred State in an 11-3 major decision. Looking to place fifth on the day, Abram looked to redeem himself against Esposito. Esposito got the better of Abram again, winning via 13-4 major decision.
Heavyweight Alex Christy (Fredonia/Fredonia HS) earned two victories on the day with 125 pounder De’Aonte Hutchinson (Baltimore, MD/Edgewood HS) also earning a win on the day.
The Jayhawks will next be in action on Saturday, December 4th, as they compete in the Niagara County Community College Open.
JCC 73, CCBC CANTONSVILLE 60
BALTIMORE, Md. — Playing in their first of back-to-back road games, the Jamestown Community College women’s basketball team defeated CCBC Catonsville 73-60, while three players recorded double-doubles on the night.
The Jayhawks (3-3) were led by guard Destiny Evans (Peoria, IL/Lorain HS) with 27 points and 16 rebounds (6 offense, 10 defense) while forward Hannah Hicks (Cleveland, OH/Cleveland Heights) scored 16 points and grabbed 16 rebounds (4 offense, 12 defense). Guard D’Auzhanay Harden (Erie, PA/Erie HS) chipped in with 10 points and 10 rebounds (1 offense, 9 defense). Harden also added six dimes with Hicks rejecting six shot attempts. Gurad Zalika Evans (Ajax, Ontario, Canada/Thornlea Secondary School) had a good night off the bench, grabbing 11 rebounds (4 offense, 7 defense).
After holding a two-possession lead after the first frame of action, JCC continued to find their offense early in the second. With four straight baskets from Evans and another by Hicks, the Jayhawks took a 27-17 lead with four minutes until the break. The Cardinals did cut the lead to two possessions late in the frame but the Jayhawks held strong going into halftime, up 35-27.
In the third quarter, the Jayhawks saw their biggest difference in point differential, outsourcing Catonsville 24-14.
JCC saw their biggest advantage late in the fourth quarter with Harden making the frontend of her free throw, making it a 71-52 game with just over two minutes left in regulation.
The Jayhawks went 29-for-67 (43.3 percent) from the field while the Cardinals went 21-for-74 (28.4 percent) from the floor. JCC dominated the boards, grabbing 67 rebounds to Catonsville’s 34 rebounds.
CCBC ESSEX 98, JCC 63
BALTIMORE, Md. — Looking to upset the 12th-ranked team in the nation, the Jamestown Community College women’s basketball fell to CCBC Essex, 98-63.
The Jayhawks (3-5) were led by forward Hannah Hicks (Cleveland, OH/Cleveland Heights) with 21 points and 17 rebounds (3 offense, 14 defense) with Guard Destiny Evans (Peoria, IL/Lorain HS) adding 16 points and 13 rebounds (4 offense, 9 defense). Guard D’Auzhanay Harden (Erie, PA/Erie HS) added 11 points including 9-for-9 (100.0 percent) from the charity stripe.
After trailing by two possessions at the end of the first frame, JCC kept battling. The Knights got their biggest lead of the first half, up 30-21 at the 5:18 mark. The Jayhawks battled to take a 31-30 lead, going on an eight-point run behind four points from Evans.
The Jayhawks kept the momentum going, getting a 35-31 lead behind back-to-back buckets from Hicks. The Knights made a three-pointer to make it 35-34 before Evans helped the Jayhawks take a 38-34 lead into the break with another pair of baskets.
Essex came into the second half, going on an 18-2 run, making it 52-40 halfway through the third frame. The Knights continued to find their offense in the quarter, taking a 68-49 lead with one frame to go in regulation.
The Jayhawks went 23-for-57 (40.4 percent) from the floor while the Knights went 39-for-116 (33.6 percent) from the field. Essex held the slight edge in the rebound battle, grabbing 55 to JCC’s 53.
The Jayhawks will take a brief hiatus, playing their next game at Lorain County Community College on Tuesday, Nov. 30, with a 5 p.m. tip.