Men's Basketball Stumbles

Men's Basketball Stumbles

Article copied from Jamestown Post Journal (http://www.post-journal.com/sports/local-sports/2018/02/jcc-men-still-winless-in-region-after-falling-to-thunder-93-76/)

SANBORN — The Jamestown Community College men's basketball team is still looking for its first NJCAA Region 3 Division II win of the season after falling to Niagara County CC, 93-76, on Wednesday night.

But unlike the Jayhawks' previous outing at Mercyhurst North East last weekend, Coach George Sisson was pleased with the effort.

"We battled," he said. "Believe me when I tell you, Niagara (County CC) is twice the team that Mercyhurst North East is. I just hope they understand that for us to win the next game, it starts (today) in practice."

The difference in last night's contest was the first seven minutes of the second half when Jamestown CC didn't score a point.

"They went to a switching man-to-man," Sisson said. "We had a couple turnovers, it went from one point to eight points in the first two minutes and they built it to as much as 15."

The Jayhawks, who trailed, 52-51, at halftime, couldn't recover.

Donel Cathcart led the Thunder (15-7, 4-4) with 25 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists; Laterrance Reed added 24 points; and Daunte Watson and Najee Scott chipped in 13 and 10 points respectively. All told, Niagara County CC shot 16 of 36 from the arc, including 12 of 25 in the first half.

"The first half was just unbelievable," Sisson said. "We matched them punch for punch."

Terrance Cosby led Jamestown CC with 23 points, 16 rebounds and seven assists; Chris Robson had 14 points and three assists; and Tavion King added 11 points and four rebounds before leaving the game early in the second half with an injury.

The Jayhawks return to action Feb. 7 when they entertain Monroe CC at 7:30 p.m.

JAMESTOWN CC (76)

King 4-8 0-0 11, Davidson 1-1 0-0 3, Wright 2-8 0-0 5, Robson 5-13 4-12 14, Cosby 9-17 5-10 23, Kiadii 2-5 3-5, Williams 0-1 0-0 0, Parker 3-9 0-1 6, Howard 3-8 1-1 7, Totals 29-70 9-17 76.

NIAGARA COUNTY CC (93)

Cathcart 8-20 506 25, Watson 5-7 0-0 13, Scott 3-10 2-2 10, Reed 8-10 3-5 24, Luke 2-3 0-1 4, Pollard 0-2 2-2 2, Ramsahai 1-1 2-2 5, Murcia 0-0 0-0 0, Evans 1-3 0-0 2, Mixson 1-3 1-2 4, Powell 2-3 0-0 4, Totals 31-62 15-20 93.

Halftime–Niagara County CC 52, Jamestown CC 51. 3-point goals–Jamestown CC 9-30 (King 3, Davidson, Wright, Robson, Niagara County CC 16-36 (Cathcart 4, Watson 3, Scott 2, Reed 5, Ramsahai, Mixson. Rebounds — Jamestown CC 35 (Cosby 16), Niagara County CC 45 (Cathcart 12). Assists — Jamestown CC 19 (Cosby 7), Niagara County CC 21 (Cathcart 8). Personal fouls — Jamestown CC 15, Niagara County CC 15. Fouled out — none.

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