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Impressive Generals Knock Off JCC

Jamestown Community College's Marisa Schuppenhauer attempts to drive by SUNY Sullivan's Jada Kelly during NJCAA Division II action Saturday at the Physical Education Complex. P-J photo by Matt Spielman

SUNY Sullivan’s reputation precedes it.

The Generals received votes in the latest NJCAA Division II poll.

They are fourth in the country in scoring, averaging 89.9 points per game.

Head coach Derek Marchione’s team is picking up 18.5 steals per game, good for third in the nation.

Their 36.7% shooting from 3-point range is good for fifth in the nation and 9.1 3-pointers made per game comes in at ninth nationally.

Jamestown Community College's Katelyn Fardink looks to score while being defended by SUNY Sullivan's Idalis Lee during NJCAA Division II action Saturday at the Physical Education Complex. P-J photo by Matt Spielman

After making the six-hour trip to Jamestown Community College on Friday, the Generals were right around all of their averages at the Physical Education Complex on Saturday afternoon.

Freshman Infinity Hammonds scored 23 points, including seven 3-pointers — all in the first half — and Adrienne Graves added 22 points and 15 rebounds as SUNY Sullivan beat the Jayhawks, 90-56.

“They have a really nice inside-out combination there,” Jamestown CC head coach Travis Wells said. “(Graves is) a very physical and a mature young lady. She’s very athletic. She’s a tough matchup. You try to get more than one person on her and they make the extra pass. They are coached well. They are a good team.”

Hammonds scored her team’s first 12 points on 3-pointers and the Generals used an 18-0 run from the 6:22 mark through the end of the first quarter to pull away from Jamestown CC.

“We haven’t run into a girl that can shoot like that,” Wells said. ” … Nobody has a shooter like that.”

Gabby Iuculano led the Jayhawks (7-8, 0-0 Region 3) with 17 points while Marisa Schuppenhauer chipped in 13. The two combined to go 14 of 17 from the free throw line.

“We figured we could get to the hoop because they are up hard on the ball. When you are being guarded like that you want to try and drive by to get to the hoop,” Wells said. “We got to the line 27 times. We just couldn’t do enough on the defensive end.”

The hosts opened the second quarter with an 8-0 run to make it an 11-point game, but another Hammonds 3-pointer put an end to that short run.

Jamestown CC would get no closer the remainder of the way.

Hammonds’ half-court attempt at the buzzer to end the first half glanced off the front of the rim, but that was about the only thing the 5-foot-3 guard from Mount Vernon did wrong in the opening 20 minutes.

She finished 7 of 10 from the field — all 3-point attempts — and made both of her free throw attempts while chipping in an assist.

“It’s not normal. She’s quick and fast, and can shoot from deep,” Wells said of Hammonds. “You’ve really got to be on your toes with her. You just don’t see that.”

After the break, the Generals (12-2, 6-0 Region 15) substituted freely as 10 of their 12 players found the scoresheet. For the game, SUNY Sullivan picked up eight blocked shots and 14 steals while outrebounding Jamestown CC, 53-42.

SUNY Sullivan scored 14 of their 27 first-quarter points off turnovers and turned 20 Jayhawks’ turnovers into 32 points in the game.

“That’s where our youth comes into play. They can speed you up. We have to learn to not let the pressure speed us up in our decision making,” Wells said. “Sometimes we add to the pressure we put on ourselves with what they bring. That’s unnecessary pressure on ourselves. There are spurts where we can play with them.”

Jamestown CC will look to get going in the right direction Wednesday evening when it opens Region 3 play at the Physical Education Complex against Erie CC at 5:30 p.m.

“It’s very important to get off to a good start for seeding,” Wells said. “You can get that bye and get that rest to get yourself in the best spot available where anything can happen (at regionals).”

Following that will be a road test against Niagara County CC — the nation’s No. 8 team — on Saturday afternoon in Sanborn.

“We just want to take it one at a time,” Wells said. “We are just worried about Erie CC. We want to pur Erie in our rear-view mirror.”

NOTES: SUNY Sullivan was 36 of 80 (45%) from the field, including 12 of 27 (44.4%) from 3-point range. … Jamestown CC was 16 of 60 (26.7%) from the field, including 4 of 17 (23.5%) from 3-point range. … Kanayah Britt had 9 points, eight rebounds and five assists for the Generals. … Linnea Jimerson grabbed a team-high nine rebounds while Schuppenhauer led the Jayhawks in assists (3) and steals (3). … On Friday night, Kayla Hohl scored 19 points off the bench, including 9 in overtime, as Jamestown CC rallied to beat CC of Beaver County, 80-74. Iuculano added 19 points and Schuppenhauer had 18 for the Jayhawks. Island Bradley led the Titans with 28 points and Arianna Harper had 19.

Saturday

SUNY SULLIVAN (90)

Hammonds 7-11 2-2 23, KanBritt 4-9 0-0 9, KadBritt 3-3 0-0 6, Caroccia 2-5 0-0 5, Avery 0-3 0-0 0, Harris 2-5 1-2 5, Kelly 0-0 0-0 0, Graves 10-16 2-4 22, Calderon 3-8 0-0 6, Curry 3-9 0-0 9, Lee 1-10 1-2 3, Emmanuel 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 36-80 6-10 90.

JAMESTOWN CC (56)

Iuculano 4-11 9-10 17, Lisciandro 2-9 2-2 8, Schuppenhauer 4-12 5-7 13, Jimerson 1-3 2-2 5, Zenns 1-3 0-0 2, Hohl 3-7 0-0 7, Bursch 0-2 0-0 0, Fardink 0-5 0-0 0, DeMarco 0-3 0-2 0, Lundmark 1-3 2-4 4, Hemminger 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 16-60 20-27 56.

SUNY Sullivan 27 25 21 17 — 90

Jamestown CC 6 19 14 17 — 56

3-point goals–SUNY Sullivan 12-27 (Hammonds 7-11, KanBritt 1-3, Caroccia 1-2, Curry 3-8, Lee 0-3), Jamestown CC 4-17 (Lisciandro 2-5, Schuppenhauer 0-1, Jimerson 1-2, Hohl 1-4, Fardink 0-2, Lundmark 0-1, Hemminger 0-2). Total rebounds–SUNY Sullivan 53 (Graves 15), Jamestown CC 42 (Jimerson 9). Assists–SUNY Sullivan 21 (KanBritt 5), Jamestown CC 10 (Schuppenhauer 3). Total fouls–SUNY Sullivan 19, Jamestown CC 13.

Friday

JAMESTOWN CC (80)

Hohl 6 3 19, Iuculano 8 2 19, Lisciandro 1 2 4, Fardink 0 2 2, DeMarco 0 0 0, Schuppenhauer 7 4 18, Jimerson 3 5 11, Lundmark 1 0 2, Hemminger 1 0 2, Zenns 1 1 3. Totals 28 19 80.

CC OF BEAVER COUNTY (74)

Hough 1 0 2, Siebenlist 3 6 12, Godwin 2 3 7, Bradley 11 3 28, Whiteleather 2 0 6, Harper 6 6 19, Scurlock 0 0 0. Totals 25 18 74.

3-point goals–Hohl 4, Iuculano, Bradley 3, Whiteleather 2, Harper.

Jamestown CC 11 16 19 16 18 — 80

CC of Beaver County 21 18 12 11 12 — 74

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