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Poor fourth quarter sends JCC women to loss

In a rematch against WVU Potomac State College on Sunday afternoon at The Post-Journal Classic, the Jamestown Community College women’s basketball team lost 71-51.

The Jayhawks (6-5) were led by guard D’Auzhanay Harden (Erie, Pennsylvania/Erie High), who recorded her first collegiate double-double, scoring 10 points and grabbing 12 rebounds with guard Destiny Evans (Peoria, Illinois/Lorain High) scoring a team-high 14 points. Guard Jessica Beehler (Dunkirk/Dunkirk High) chipped in with 13 points, and Hannah Hicks (Cleveland/Cleveland Heights High) had another strong effort, grabbing 11 rebounds and rejecting seven shots.

Jamestown CC found itself down 41-27 at the break and with some halftime adjustments, the Jayhawks came out in the third quarter ready to play.

In a four-minute span, the Jayhawks went on a 15-2 run to cut the deficit to five with two minutes left in the quarter. Beehler played a pivotal role in the spurt, contributing 10 points including a pair of 3-pointers.

The Catamounts put together a strong fourth quarter to put away the game, outscoring Jamestown CC 19-4.

The Jayhawks went 20 for 67 (29.9%) from the field with WVU Potomac State going 22 for 58 (37.9%) from the floor.

The teams were close on the boards with Jamestown CC having a slight 47-45 edge. The Jayhawks did take advantage of their extra opportunities on offense, scoring 12 second-chance points.

The Jayhawks will be back in action tonight as they host Corning Community College at the Olean Campus with a 7:30 p.m. tip-off.

WVU POTOMAC STATE COLLEGE (71)

Douthitt 7-19 8-12 24, Turner 3-9 5-811, Yanosky 4-7 4-8 13, O’Neal 2-5 2-2 8, Rinker 2-9 2-4 7, Martin 3-5 0-0 6, McKenzie 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 22-58 21-34 71.

JAMESTOWN CC (51)

Beehler 5-19 0-0 13, Harden 5-14 0-0 10, Hicks 4-9 0-2 8, Stevens 0-2 0-0 0, Nance 1-8 4-7 6, Alfa 0-2 0-0 0, Evans 5-13 4-5 14. Totals 20-67 8-14 51.

WVU Potomac State College 23 18 11 19 — 71

Jamestown CC 15 12 20 4 — 51

3-point goals–WVU Potomac State College 6-14 (Douthitt 2-4, Turner 0-2, Yanosky 1-1, O’Neal 2-3, Rinker 1-4), Jamesotwn CC 3-23 (Beehler 3-14, Harden 0-3, Nance 0-4, Alfa 0-2). Total rebounds–WVU Potomac State College 45 (Douthitt 10), Jamestown CC 47 (Harden 12). Assists–WVU Potomac State College 16 (Douthitt 5), Jamestown CC 11 (Harden 3, Hicks 3). Total fouls–WVU Potomac State College 14, Jamestown CC 23. Fouled out–Hicks.

MEN LOSE BY 13

In a rematch against WVU Potomac State College on Sunday afternoon at The Post-Journal Classic, the Jamestown Community College men’s basketball team fell 83-70 at the Physical Education Complex.

The Jayhawks (1-9) were led by guard Clinique Jackson (Rochester/East High) with a career-high 24 points and nine rebounds with guard Jafar Yahuza (Staten Island/Port Richmond High) adding 20 points. Forward Traden Gray (Frewsburg,/Frewsburg Central) chipped in with 12 points.

It was a chess match for the first 14 minutes, with both teams at a standstill scoring 25 points each. The Catamounts were able to slowly build a lead, going up 33-25 with just over two minutes until the break. Yahuza halted the run, knocking down a pair of free throws to make it a two-possession game. Potomac State scored a bucket late to take a 35-27 lead into halftime.

Trailing by as many as 12 in the second half, the Jayhawks slowly chipped away at the deficit. Yahuza made it a two-possession game with a 3-pointer with under 12 minutes in regulation to make it 49-43.

The Catamounts slowly took the game back over, gaining a lead of 18 points to help get the win.

The Jayhawks went 26 of 66 (39.4%) from the floor with the Catamounts going 31 of 58 (53.4%) from the field. Potomac State held the rebounding advantage, grabbing 40 boards to Jamestown CC’s 33.

The Jayhawks will be back in action at 7:30 tonight as they host Corning CC at the Olean campus.

WVU POTOMAC STATE COLLEGE (83)

Duncan 1-5 0-0 2, JJohnson 5-7 4-4 14, Lacewell 4-9 9-10 17, Jordan 1-2 0-0 2, James 7-12 2-4 16, Williams 2-2 4-4 9, Fultz 1-1 0-0 2, Law 5-10 0-0 10, Ergen 3-6 0-0 6, CJohnson 2-2 0-0 4, ben Salah 0-21-2 1. Totals 31-58 20-24 83.

JAMESTOWN CC (70)

O’Brian 2-4 2-4 6, Gray 4-5 2-3 12, Jackson 8-18 4-6 24, Ransom 1-9 0-0 2, Yahuza 8-15 3-3 20, Toure 2-8 0-0 4, Fajardo 0-2 0-0 0, Oliver 0-2 0-0 0, Ross 1-2 0-0 2, Tribaldo 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 26-66 11-16 70.

Halftime–WVU Potomac State College 35, Jamestown CC 27. 3-point goals–WVU Potomac State College 1-13 (Duncan 0-2, JJohnson 0-1, Lacewell 0-4, Williams 1-1, Law 0-3, Ergen 0-1, ben Salah 0-1), Jamestown CC 7-29 (Gray 2-3, Jackson 4-11, Ransom 0-5, Yahuza 1-4, Toure 0-3, Fajardo 0-1, Oliver 0-1, Ross 0-1). Total rebounds–WVU Potomac State College 40 (James 9), Jamestown CC 33 (Jackson 9). Assists–WVU Potomac State College 9 (James 3), Jamestown CC 11 (O’Brian 6). Total fouls–WVU Potomac State College 18, Jamestown CC 16.

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