TITUSVILLE, Pa. - The last six minutes of the first half proved to be the right tonic for the Jamestown Community College women's basketball team in non-conference NJCAA basketball game Wednesday night.
JCC went on a 19-6 run in the final six minutes of the first half with seven different girls contributing points to gain a 35-21 halftime lead en route to a 76-43 victory over Pitt-Titusville.
At the time of the surge, JCC held a 16-15 edge after trailing by an 8-2 count in the early stages of the game.
The Tom D’Angelo Lady Jayhawks Classic will be held Friday and Saturday at Jamestown Community College. In the first row, from the left, are Brook Draggett, Taylor Storer, Kaylee Sheldon and Amy Sands. In the back row, from the left, are Peter Harrison, The Trophy House; Jim Rissel, tournament chairman; Fred Pellerito, Pepsi; and Ralph D’Angelo, Arcade Group.
The Jayhawks opened the second half with another impressive run, outscoring the hosts, 15-2, to take a 50-33 advantage with 14:30 remaining.
Elle Reed sparked the second half with 16 points, highlighted by four 3-pointers, as the Jayhawks moved to 8-3 on the season. She wound up with 22 points overall.
Taylor Storer was next in scoring with 12 points while Brook Draggett and Amy Sands helped out with 10 points each for the Jayhawks.
''It was a good win, especially since we won a close game against them at our place,'' JCC coach George Sisson said. ''We played very good defense.''
Foul shooting was excellent for JCC as it was 9-of-9 in the first half and finished 11-of-12 overall.
JCC will be the host for the Tom D'Angelo Lady Jayhawks Classic on Friday with a game against Lorain CC at 8 p.m., preceded by Niagara County CC facing Westmoreland CC at 6 p.m.
The Amanda Race Award will be presented between the first and second games and the Tom D'Angelo Spirit Award will be presented at halftime of the JCC contest.