Rodenbaugh Pours In 41 In JCC’s Loss To No. 1 Monroe CC

Rodenbaugh Pours In 41 In JCC’s Loss To No. 1 Monroe CC

 Article copied from Jamestown Post Journal (http://www.post-journal.com/sports/local-sports/2017/12/shooting-star/)

ROCHESTER — Alexis Rodenbaugh was a two-time all-conference basketball player during her career at North East (Pa.) High School.

A little over a third of the way through her freshman year at Jamestown Community College, Rodenbaugh has been padding her resume even more, helping the Jayhawks get off to an impressive 10-3 start in the first semester.

But nothing compares to what the 5-foot-9 guard did Wednesday night.

Playing at Monroe CC, the top-ranked team in NJCAA Division II, Rodenbaugh poured in 41 points on 19-of-25 shooting from the floor; grabbed 11 rebounds; dished out five assists; and had three steals in a dazzling display of her basketball skills.

Although Jamestown CC fell, 101-89, in the Region 3 Division II contest — the Tribunes' Sierra Green drilled a school-record 12 3-pointers on her way to a career-high 41 points — the Jayhawks left the Rochester campus in good spirits.

"Right now, I'm the happiest guy north of the Chautauqua ridge,"Jamestown CC coach Travis Wells said.

And rightfully so.

In previous years, Jamestown CC rarely gave Monroe CC much of a test, particularly on the road. Last night, however, it was a totally different story as the Jayhawks raced to a 21-12 lead before settling for a 21-19 advantage after the first quarter.

"The kids played well tonight," Wells said. "They didn't get rattled. Sometimes you come up here and you let them rattle you. The kids were very composed tonight."

And Rodenbaugh was on fire.

"That was a great combination of working on the defensive end and running, and a great combination of her teammates finding her," Wells said. "She was the recipient of great passes and she played great defense. She got tips, deflections and she was off to the races."

The difference in the game was Monroe CC's 17-0 run spanning the first and second quarters that gave it a 54-38 lead at the break. The second half was played on even terms.

"They 'punched us in the mouth' and we could have packed it in, but we fought through it," Wells said. "We got it down to nine a couple times. We just kept working and kept working."

The Tribunes (15-1) were particularly hot from behind the arc where they connected on 18-of-43 attempts, led by Green's dozen.

"They were deep," Wells said. "You have to tip your hat to her. They were 3 or 4 feet behind the 3-point line."

Lanay Rodney added 26 points and Torrie Cash chipped in with 19 for Monroe CC.

Olivia Lynn turned in an outstanding effort for Jamestown CC, scoring 24 points, grabbing 10 rebounds and dishing out three assists.

The Jayhawks (10-3, 4-1) return to action Saturday when they entertain 18th-ranked Lakeland CC at 1 p.m. at the Physical Education Complex.

Jamestown CC 21 17 28 23 — 89

Monroe CC 19 35 24 23 — 101

JAMESTOWN CC (89)

Sperry 3 0-0 8, Rodenbaugh 19-25 3-4 41, Johnson 1-2 0-0 2, Lynn 9-17, 6-10 24, Hettenbaugh 1-3 1-2 4, Burgeson 0-1 0-0 3, Phelps 2-5 3-4 7, Totals 35-63 16-24 89.

MONROE CC (101)

Green 14-28 1-1 41, Hines 1-3 0-0 2, Cash 8-16 0-0 19 Abitante 1-2 0-0 3, Rodney 12-20 1-4 26, Cooper 2-5 1-2 6, Brisco 2-4 0-1 4, Henderson 0-0 0-0 0, Totals 40-78 3-8 101.

3-point goals–Sperry 2, Hettenbaugh, Green 12, Cash 3, Abitante, Rodney, Cooper. Rebounds — Jamestown 39 (Rodenbaugh 11, Lynn 10), Monroe CC 27 (Rodney 8). Assists — Jamestown CC 20 (Rodenbaugh 5), Monroe CC (Cooper 6). Total fouls — Jamestown CC 13, Monroe CC 27.

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