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JCC Women, Men To Meet Niagara County CC For Titles Today

Jamestown Community College’s Marisa Schuppenhauer drives to the basket during a game against Niagara County CC earlier this week. P-J photo by Scott Kindberg

Looking to keep its season going for a few more weeks, the Jamestown Community College women’s basketball team will play in the NJCAA Region 3 Division II championship game at Niagara County CC at noon today.

The Jayhawks (3-7) are 1-3 against the Thunderwolves after a narrow 94-89 setback Tuesday. In the game, freshman forward Nadara Odell (Dunkirk/Dunkirk High School) had a game-high 31 points while freshman forward Hannah Hicks (Cleveland/Cleveland Heights) posted her seventh double-double of the season with a 20-point, 22-rebound performance. Freshman guard Kymi Nance (Dunkirk/Dunkirk) added 21 points.

Hicks has been a force against Niagara County CC this season, averaging 19 points and 19 rebounds per contest. Hicks also scored a career-high against the Thunderwolves with 33 points on March 24.

As a team, the Jayhawks are averaging 94.8 points per game on 35.8 percent shooting from the field against the Thunderwolves. Odell leads the way, averaging 22.8 points, including a career-high 33 points in a 119-111 victory. Nance is adding 18.3 points per contest, including a career-high 30 points in the same game. Freshman guard Jessica Beehler (Dunkirk/Dunkirk) has been the facilitator of the offense, averaging 7.7 assists per contest.

On the glass, the Jayhawks are averaging 62.9 rebounds per game. To go along with Hicks’ 19 rebounds per outing, Odell is chipping in with 8.3 rebounds per contest.

In their last game against the Jayhawks, the Thunderwolves were led by Gabrielle McDuffie with 19 points and 15 rebounds with Alania Forbes adding 20 points. Ashley Tucker came up big on the glass, grabbing 14 rebounds.

In their matchups against the Jayhawks, the Thunderwovles are averaging 107 points while shooting 38.3 percent from the field. Niagara County CC has five players averaging double figures with McDuffie leading the way with 28 points per game.

On the boards, the ThunderWolves are averaging 76 rebounds per game with McDuffie leading the way at 15.7 per contest. Tucker is second on the team with 9.3 rebounds per game.

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JAYHAWKS PLAY AT 2 P.M.

SANBORN — Looking for a chance to advance to districts next weekend, the Jamestown Community College men’s basketball team first has to take down Niagara County CC in the NJCAA Region 3 Division II championships game at 2 p.m. today.

The Jayhawks (4-4) are 1-3 against the Thunderwolves this season, coming away with a 66-65 win in the regular-season finale. Redshirt guard Isaac Allen (Houston/Texas Connection Academy) led the offense with 26 points with sophomore guards Kyle Butler (Liverpool/Liverpool High School) and Kane Kenyon (Surrey, Reigate, England / Three Rivers Academy) each adding 11 points. Butler also chipped in with nine rebounds and six assists.

During the four games against Niagara County CC, JCC has averaged 70.5 points per game while shooting 37.3 percent from the floor. Allen averages 18.5 points per game against the Thunderwolves with Butler and Kenyon averaging 10.8 and 10 points respectively.

On the glass, the Jayhawks have grabbed 42.5 rebounds per game with Butler leading the way with 7.3 rebounds per contest. Sophomore Jake Hougan (Chardon, Ohio/Chardon) is second on the team with 5.3 rebounds with Henry Brown, Jr. (Bushkill, Pennsylvania/East Stroudsburg North) and Karl Jeyseus (West Palm Beach, Florida/ Someset Academy Canyons) each chipping in with 4.3 boards per game.

The last time these teams squared off, the Thunderwolves were led by Justin Hendrick and Taylor Sanders with 11 points each. On the glass, Zechariah Harris-Scott had a game-high 10 rebounds.

Niagara County CC has averaged 86.3 points per game against JCC while shooting 45.1 percent from the floor. The Jayhawks will have to lock up Kailee White, who averages 14.5 points per game. Adam Hosseni and Jamond Jones average just over 10 points per contest.

On the boards, the Thunderwolves average 45 rebounds against Jamestown CC. Allen Forham leads the way with five rebounds per game while three other players average just over four boards per contest.

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