TONAWANDA - For 24 minutes, the non-league matchup between Cardinal O'Hara, Western New York's No. 1 large school, and No. 2 Jamestown lived up to its advanced billing Friday night.
Unfortunately for the Lady Red Raiders, their basketball game was 32 minutes long.
Jailyn Dickson scored all 10 of her points in the final quarter to spearhead a 29-10 fourth-quarter surge and the Hawks, the defending Catholic state champions, ran away from Jamestown for a 76-57 victory.
The win improved Cardinal O'Hara's record to 8-0, while the Lady Red Raiders fell to 8-1.
"It was a disappointing finish,'' Jamestown coach Tim Anderson said. "We had good confidence going into the fourth quarter. We had played well the whole game otherwise. We just ran out of gas."
Dickson was one of five Hawks in double figures. Jontay Walton and Aisha Shabazz led the way with 16 points apiece, 6-foot-4 center Kelsey McCarthy added 15 and Keyonte Edwards had 11.
"That was our last non-league game,'' Anderson said, "and we knew it would be a good test. I think we can learn from it. If we can transfer (the first three quarters) into the rest of our league schedule, we'll be in pretty good shape.''
Chrisanna Green led Jamestown with 18 points, eight rebounds and four assists; Anne Campion, who is 11 points shy of 1,000 career points, added 14 points; Dazjah Coleman had nine points; and Peyton Butts chipped in nine points, five rebounds and four assists.
The Lady Red Raiders led 20-18 after the first quarter and 34-32 at halftime. Cardinal O'Hara tied the game, 47-all, heading into the final period and that's when it took control.
Jamestown had an interesting trip to the Hawks' Tonawanda campus. The game was originally scheduled for 6 p.m., but, according to Anderson, the Lady Red Raiders' bus broke down on Interstate 90 and had to receive a police escort from a state trooper to the Angola service area 5 miles away. The team, which waited inside the service area for an hour until another bus arrived from Jamestown, finally got to the Cardinal O'Hara campus a little after 7 p.m.
The interrupted travel plans didn't seem to bother Jamestown, however, as it played the hosts even for three quarters.
"I don't think the score indicates the game itself,'' Anderson said.
The Lady Red Raiders return to action Tuesday when they entertain Frontier in an Erie County Interscholastic Conference Division 1 game.
Campion 5 0 14, Butts 3 2 9, Green 7 4 18, Mosley 1 0 3, Coleman 4 0 9, Pollino 2 0 4, Davis 0 0 0, Williams 0 0 0, Johnson 0 0 0, Totals 22 6 57.
CARDINAL O'HARA (76)
Edwards 4 3 11, Walton 7 1 16, JDickson 3 4 10, McCarthy 6 3 15, CDickson 2 0 4, Shabazz 6 0 16, Parker 2 0 4, Totals 30 11 76.
3-point goals-Campion 4, Butts, Molsey, Coleman, Walton, Shabazz 4.
Jamestown 20 14 13 10 - 57
Cardinal O'Hara 18 14 15 29 - 76