Green Shining At New School
Chrisanna Green (Jamestown/Jamestown) is off to a great start in her first season at Virginia State University. After transferring from Seton Hill, the junior has helped lead the Trojans to an 8-0 start to the year in non-league play before they enter the bulk of their Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Division II season.
While playing over 30 minutes per game, Green currently averages a double-double at 11.8 points and 11.1 rebounds per contest.
The 5-foot-11 forward is also shooting .530 from the field and averaging a block per game, with her strongest performance of the year coming in the form of a 22-point, 13-rebound outing in a Nov. 22 defeat of Tusculum.
The Trojans most recent win on Wednesday was a close 52-51 win over Mansfield University, and the team will next face off against Newport News Apprentice on Monday before beginning the CIAA season next Thursday against St. Augustine’s University.
Jenna Einink (Westfield/Chautauqua Lake) and the Fredonia women’s basketball team have begun the year at 3-5 overall and 1-1 in Division III SUNYAC play, most recently earning a 74-49 win over Alfred State College on Tuesday.
The junior elementary education major currently averages 17.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 2.4 steals and 1.6 blocks per game, and dropped a season-high 24 points on Nov. 21 in a loss against Alfred University.
The Blue Devils will look to rise above .500 in league play as they take on SUNY Cortland (2-4, 2-0) tonight at Steele Hall Fieldhouse.
Also making a big impact for the Blue Devils is senior Alisha Szumigala (Forestville/Forestville).
Playing 24 minutes a night the former Jamestown Community College Jayhawk is averaging 9.1 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.0 steal per contest.
Szumigala’s 19-point, 16-board double-double catalyzed Fredonia’s 67-60 penultimate win over SUNY Potsdam on Saturday.
Zach Panebianco (Jamestown/Jamestown) is having another strong start to the year in his junior campaign with the SUNY Geneseo men’s basketball team. The 5-foot-10 guard’s 14.6 points per contest have pushed the Knights to a 3-4 overall record and a 1-1 mark in SUNYAC play.
Panebianco is also averaging three assists per game, and scored a season-high 23 points in an 87-72 win over Marymount to begin the season.
Geneseo will look to snap a two-game skid tonight as they host Potsdam.
James Rojas (Jamestown/Jamestown) is off to a hot start, and so is the Hutchinson Community College men’s basketball team with an 11-1 overall record and a 7-1 mark in NJCAA Region 6 Division I play.
The 6-foot-7 freshman averages 10.3 points and 4.2 boards per outing this season, and poured in 19 points in just 17 minutes of play in a 76-64 win over Neosho County Community College on Nov. 25. Rojas returns to the court Saturday at home against Barton Community College.
Madison Sullivan (Jamestown/Southwestern) and Diamond Fedrick (Jamestown/Southwestern) have aided the Niagara County Community College women’s basketball team to a 5-5 overall mark and a 2-2 record in NJCAA Region 3 Division II action.
Fedrick is averaging 12.5 points and 8.2 rebounds per outing while Sullivan is scoring at a rate of 5.1 points with five rebounds and two assists per game.
The pair of sophomores will next take to the hardwood for the Genesee Community College Cougar Classic on Saturday against Roberts Wesleyan at 3 p.m.
Jake Peru (Jamestown/Falconer) and the Binghamton University Wrestling team sit at 3-1 overall on the year in NCAA Division I matches.
The freshman heavyweight has yet to wrestle in a dual match this season, but sports a record of 3-4 overall with one pin to his credit.
Following the holidays the Bearcats will head to the South Beach Duals along with University of Minnesota and Michigan State.
Ryan Hetrick (Bemus Point/Maple Grove) and the Westpoint Wrestling team recently began their NCAA Division I season at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational in Las Vegas, where the Black Knights took 28th place on opening day and 30th on Saturday.
Hetrick ended his weekend with a record of 3-1 in his first year on the mat for Army, including a major-decision victory.
The Black Knights will travel to face the North Carolina Tarheels following the holidays.