What has to be one of lowest scoring games in Jamestown Community College's women basketball history took place on Saturday afternoon.
JCC outlasted Westmoreland County CC, 37-36, in the Tom D'Angelo Memorial Classic to improve to 7-3 .
A last-second shot by Westmoreland County was off target as JCC held on for the very physical win.
Ashlynn Nicherson of Jamestown Community College, left, boxes out against Lauren Gross of Westmoreland County CC during action Saturday at the Tom D’Angelo Memorial Tournament. See additional photos at cu.post-journal.com.
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Lauren Saglimben, a sophomore on the Jamestown Community College women’s basketball team, was the recipient of the first Amanda Rice Sportsmanship Award that is presented to a person who demonstrates all of the non-tangible aspects of being a Jayhawk, such as effort, attitude, commitment and leadership. From left are Saglimben; Jim Rissel, co-chairman of the Tom D’Angelo Memorial Tournament; Rice, former JCC player and assistant coach; her father, Jeff Rice; and coach Scott Hillen of Westmoreland County CC, JCC’s opponent on Saturday.
P-J photo by Lisa Monacelli
''I will take a win any way we can get one,'' said JCC coach George Sisson. ''I am proud of my girls as they took the challenge and grinded out a tough win.''
Kelsie Beaver was named the most valuable player with 24 points in two games while teammate Taylor Storer added 20 in two games to make the all-tournament team.
Beaver scored seven points and Storer four points against Westmoreland County, which saw its record fall to 6-2.
Ashley DePane, JCC's leading scorer, hurt her shoulder in the first half and was limited to nine points.
''Kristin Biela came through with a charge in the last few seconds that was a key for us,'' said Sisson.
After the charge and a missed free throw, Westmoreland County got the ball back with .9 seconds left and missed.
Westmoreland County, which finished 1-1 in the two-day event, was led by Hannah Falcsik with 12 points.
In the other game, Niagara County CC defeated Davis College.
JCC is off to Canada Tuesday night for a battle with Niagara College and is hoping to avenge a 61-60 decision on Nov. 4 when the game was decided by a foul shot with no time remaining.
WESTMORELAND COUNTY (36)
Golden 2 0-0 5, Murphy 1 4-4 6, Falcsik 5 2-3 12, Belt 3 0-4 7, Zelenak 2 0-0 4, Brietich 1 0-0 2, Komarny 0 0-0 0, Rytander 0 0-0 0, Gross 0 0-0 0. Totals 14 6-12 36.
Storer 2 0-2 4, Beaver 2 3-4 7, Biela 0 4-7 4, Draggett 0 0-0 0, DePane 4 0-3 9, Saglimben 3 0-0 7, Kickbush 1 0-0 2, Smith 1 0-0 2, Nicherson 1 0-0 2. Totals 14 7-16 37.
Halftime- JCC 24, Westmoreland County 20. 3-point goals-Golden, Belt, DePane, Saglimben. Total fouls -Westmoreland County 18, JCC 10. Fouled Out - Belt.