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JCC Athletic Teams Have Fine Weekend

CORNING — The Jamestown Community College women opened their 2019-20 basketball season on a positive note by posting victories over SUNY Broome CC on Saturday and Corning CC on Sunday in the Crossover Classic.

Gabby Iuculano poured in 22 points, Marisa Schuppenhauer added 16 and Linnea Jimerson added 11 for the Jayhawks in a 75-66 win over SUNY Broome CC on Saturday.

Jamestown CC led, 40-23, at intermission, but saw most of that advantage disappear when Broome went on a 29-15 third-quarter run. The Jayhawks steadied themselves in the final period, however, and held on for the victory.

Jimerson chipped in seven rebounds, and Abi Lisciandro dished out five assists.

In Sunday’s game, Jesse Zenns scored 15 points, Schuppenhauer had 13 and Courtney Hemminger chipped in 11 as Jamestown CC held on for a 57-47 victory.

The Jayhawks led, 24-22 at halftime and 42-38 heading into the final period.

They return to action Thursday when they travel to Pitt-Titusville.

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JAYHAWKS SPLIT

CORNING — Isaac Allen poured in 43 points in his debut, but Jamestown Community College couldn’t quite overcome a huge second-half deficit and fell to Corning CC, 86-80, in the Crossover Classic on Sunday.

The 5-foot-11 guard from Houston connected on nine two-point field goals, two 3-point attempts and 19 of 21 free throws to nearly bring the Jayhawks all the way back.

Trailing by as many as 29 points after intermission, the Jayhawks didn’t quit, trimming the deficit to 75-71, but Corning held on for the victory.

“(Allen) can shoot it, but no one can stay in front of him,” Jamestown CC coach Xavier Churnac said. “When he’s coming at you at full speed you don’t want to take a charge. Those guys couldn’t get their feet set. We’ve never had a guard that moves like that.”

Still, Churnac insisted, the Jayhawks never should have been in that kind of deficit.

“It’s still a learning experience, an eye opener,” he said. “We could have laid down. We went to a matchup 2-3 zone, and we just kept getting some stops and getting out in transition.”

Jordan Thomas chipped with 9 points and seven rebounds, Jake Hougan had nine boards, and Kyle Butler had 7 points, seven assists and three steals.

On Saturday, Jamestown CC opened with a 71-68 victory over SUNY Broome CC.

Allen led the way with 18 points, Thomas had 12, Donathan Daniels had 11 and Hougan added 10.

“The guys are starting to see what we’re capable of if we just do things more consistently,” Churnac said. “We have to have laser focus a little bit more. That’s my job. I have to get them to focus in and do what we do more consistently.”

WRESTLING

TORRES WINS TITLE

BROCKPORT — Jamestown Community College sophomore Dan Torres claimed the 174-pound title at the Brockport Open on Saturday.

In posting a 4-0 record, Torres won his first two bouts in overtime before downing a Brockport wrestler, 3-0, and then holding off an opponent from Rochester Institute of Technology in the final, 6-5.

“He started a little slow,” Jamestown CC coach Kris Schimek said, “but he showed a lot of heart, a lot of discipline and he battled back. … Everyone he beat was a higher place finisher at the state tournament in high school than he was. He was wrestling tough guys. He showed up, wanted to win more and he was in better shape.”

Also placing for the Jayhawks were Joey Perry, who took third at 141 pounds; and Max Wills, who was fourth at 285 pounds. Perry finished with a 4-1 tournament mark, while Wills was 3-2.

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