Jamestown Coasts Past Park

Jamestown’s Sean Paige drives to the basket during Saturday’s nonleague basketball game against the Park School at McElrath Gymnasium. P-J photo by Scott Kindberg

In the last three-plus weeks, the Jamestown boys basketball team has played seven games, including four in eight days.

Coach Ben Drake likes how his kids have navigated the demanding schedule, which has seen them go 6-1.

It’s going to be even more challenging — and even more demanding — moving forward.

But on Saturday evening there was little doubt about the outcome.

Trey Drake scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds; Jaydian Johnson added 13 points; Sean Paige had 12 points, nine rebounds, six assists and two steals; and Greg Brumagin chipped in 10 points to lead the Red Raiders to a 70-41 nonleague victory over the Park School at McElrath Gymnasium.

Jamestown’s Trey Drake scores in the low block while being defended by the Park School’s Maxx Fortuna (23) and Tiriq Cramer during Saturday’s nonleague basketball game against the Park School at McElrath Gymnasium. P-J photo by Scott Kindberg

The win improved Jamestown’s overall record to 11-2 heading into three road games this week against Frontier, Clarence and Bishop Timon-St. Jude, the latter set for 5:15 p.m. this Saturday at Hamburg High School as part of the fourth annual Centercourt Classic.

“Overall, I like our progress,” Coach Drake said. “I think we’re making some strides in the right direction. Now we just have to keep it going. This started an eight-game-in-16-day stretch, so we have a busy couple weeks coming up.”

The Red Raiders were pretty active in the second quarter against the Park School.

Leading 15-10 after the first quarter, they put the game away in the second period as they outscored the Pioneers 19-1. Johnson buried two 3-pointers; Trey Drake drained one from the arc; Paige added 6 points; Brumagin converted a layup; and Bishop Butts turned a steal into an easy bucket.

Armed with a 34-11 advantage at intermission, Jamestown remained in complete control the rest of the way.

Now it’s on to another busy stretch.

“We obviously want to keep it rolling in the league and try and take care of business on the road,” Coach Drake said. “We have a great challenge ahead of us on Saturday with Bishop Timon. They might have the most talented team in Western New York.”

NOTES: Chase Welch led the Park School (5-10) with 20 points, Cam Brown had 13 and Jarrell Green added 8. … With only seven players suited up — all guards — the undersized Park School was outrebounded 42-18. … The Red Raiders shot 26 of 61 from the field, including 10 of 26 from distance. By comparison, the Pioneers were 12 of 55, including 8 of 34 from the arc.


Brown 3 6 13, Green 2 2 8, Upshaw 0 0 0, Cramer 0 0 0, Welch 7 1 20, Fortuna 0 0 0, Bazquez 0 0 0. Totals 12 9 41.


Melendez 0 0 0, Paige 4 4 12, Brumagin 4 0 10, Freeney 1 0 2, Drake 8 1 20, Knight 1 0 3, Harley 1 0 2, Kindberg 0 2 2, Rodriguez 0 0 0, Butts 1 0 2, Panebianco 1 1 4, Johnson 5 0 13, Foust 0 0 0. Totals 26 8 70.

3-point goals–Brown, Green 2, Welch 5, Brumagin 2, Drake 3, Knight, Panebianco, Johnson 3.

Park School 10 1 10 20 — 41

Jamestown 15 19 14 22 — 70


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