Jayhawks Fall In Championship Game, 91-73

Jayhawks Fall In Championship Game, 91-73

Article copied from Jamestown Post Journal (http://www.post-journal.com/sports/local-sports/2017/12/jayhawks-fall-in-championship-game-91-73/)

Make no "Bones" about it, Jamestown Community College dug itself quite a hole at the start of the championship game of the Jim Riggs Post-Journal Classic on Sunday afternoon.

How big?

Well, how does a 19-2 deficit grab you?

"We just got popped in the chin," Jayhawks coach George Sisson said.

Ouch.

Tournament Most Valuable Player Daryl Bones scored 11 of his game-high 30 points during that 4¢-minute run and the CC of Beaver County rolled to a 91-73 victory at the Physical Education Complex.

The win dropped the Jayhawks' record to 5-7, heading into Wednesday's NJCAA Region III Division II game at Monroe CC.

They'll have to perform better than they did against the Titans.

All told, Jamestown CC shot just 37 percent from the field, was outrebounded 49-35 and failed to convert shots from close range when it did close the gap at the end of the first half and the beginning of the second.

About the only consolation for Sisson was that his team didn't quit.

"They kept rallying," he said.

Jamestown CC's last good chance came early in the second half when Keshaun Howard (13 points, five rebounds) converted a layup at the 17:16 mark that cut the Titans' lead to 40-37.

That was as close as the hosts would get the rest of the game.

Deonate Robertson (16 points, 11 rebounds) responded with a traditional 3-point play; Donald Butler (16 points, 12 rebounds) scored on a putback; Bones tallied four straight points; and Marquis Dubose scored on a drive. The 12-0 run pushed the visitors' lead to 52-37 with 14:13 left in the game.

The Jayhawks never recovered.

"In the second half, we had some runouts," Sisson said. "We just weren't able to convert."

Averi Parker led Jamestown CC with 14 points, Chris Robson joined Howard with 13 points, and Germaine Wright added 11.

Next on the slate is Wednesday's road game against Monroe CC.

"Obviously, we knew what we're up against there," Sisson said. "They're the best team in the region. … We're tired. This is the first time we've gotten punched in the grill."

NOTES: In the consolation game, Pitt-Titusville held off Westmoreland County CC, 100-89, highlighted by Moye'a Brown's 32 points. … Joining Bones on the all-tournament team were Robertson of CC of Beaver County, Jamestown CC's Wright, Joaunn Rivers of Westmoreland County CC and Brown of Pitt-Titusville.

CC OF BEAVER COUNTY (91)

Brown 3-6 5-6 12, Bones 10-23 6-9 30, Dubose 3-6 3-3 9, Robertson 7-13 2-2 16, Butler 8-10 0-0 16, Campbell 0-0 0-2 0, Taylor 0-1 0-0 0, Cordy 0-2, 0-2 0, Barney 0-5 0-0 0, Fryer 1-4 0-1 2, James 3-7 0-0 6. Totals 35-78 16-25 91.

JAMESTOWN CC (73)

Williams 1-5 5-5 7, King 0-1 0-1 0, Branch 0-5 0-0 0, Howard 6-12 1-1 13, Robson 3-11 4-6 13, Kiadii 2-5 3-4 9, Parker 4-9 5-8 14, Wright 5-8 1-2 11, Pitt 2-6 2-4 6, Totals 23-62 21-31 73.

Halftime-CC of Beaver County 37, Jamestown CC 31. 3-point goals-Brown , Bones 4, Robson 3, Kiadii 2, Parker. Rebounds-CC of Beaver County 49 (Butler 12), Jamestown CC 35 (Pitt 6). Assists – CC of Beaver County 13 (Dubose 5, Jamestown CC 8 (Williams 3). Turnovers – CC of Beaver County 13 (Dubose 4), Jamestown CC 18 (Williams 3, Branch 3, Pitts 3).

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