Lorain County CC Gift Wraps Win For JCC Women

Lorain County CC Gift Wraps Win For JCC Women

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With Christmas just around the corner, the Jamestown Community College and Lorain County CC women's basketball teams were in the spirit of giving Wednesday evening.

The teams combined for 50 turnovers, but the Jayhawks were able to take better advantage of the giveaways in the second half en route to a 73-58 NJCAA nonconference win at the Physical Education Complex.

The victory was Jamestown CC's 13th of the semester heading into the holiday break.

"We have to keep getting better. We can't be content, but what a great first semester. Two losses, with the schedule we played, I couldn't be happier,"Jamestown CC head coach Travis Wells said. "To beat (UConn) Avery Point, who at the time was No. 2, and then to bounce back and only lose to Villa (Maria) and Lakeland (CC), I couldn't be happier."

The Jayhawks took control with a 9-0 run to open the third quarter. Olivia Lynn had a pair of buckets before Alexis Rodenbaugh drove and found Taylor Phelps for another basket. Rodenbaugh then scored on her own before Haley Hettenbaugh sank a free throw for the hosts as they stretched a six-point halftime lead out to 15.

Hettenbaugh and Katelyn Bennett found Zenns on back-to-back possessions later in the quarter and Phelps hit a 3-pointer with 1:45 left as Jamestown CC took a 55-37 lead.

"When she came here, that's what we expected from her," Wells said of Zenns, a freshman from Chautauqua Lake. "She's growing into that role the more minutes she gets. She's just being effective out there. She's rebounding and is very efficient from the floor."

Taking a 15-point lead into the fourth quarter, Bennett helped put the game away as she stretched the Jayhawks' lead to 20 on a 3-pointer with 7:58 remaining in the game.

"That's good to see. Once you get toward the end of that first semester, they know what it's about now," Wells said about his freshmen, including Bennett, who hails from Jamestown. "I was so happy for Kate there because she played an excellent fourth quarter."

Rodenbaugh led Jamestown CC with 16 points to go along with seven rebounds, five assists and two steals while Phelps had 15 points, five rebounds and five steals. Zenns also had 15 points and seven rebounds; Lynn had 12 points and a team-high 11 rebounds to go along with six assists; and Hettenbaugh chipped in with six assists, six steals and five rebounds.

"She was all over the place, getting rebounds with her aggressiveness," Wells said of Lynn. " … She's been working hard. Hopefully it will pay off for her."

Elana Maley and Ronnette Rahmon-Sumlin led four Commodores (7-6, 2-1 Division III, Region 12) in double figures with 11 points while Rose Carter and Hannah Oehlstrom each had 10.

Jamestown CC only led 14-13 after the opening quarter thanks to Lorain County CC's Tyeisha Sain banking in a 3-pointer with a minute remaining and the Jayhawks going scoreless on their final 10 possessions of the period, which included seven turnovers.

"Sometimes they'll be robotic," Wells said. "Coach says run a play and they run the play, but we're trying to get them to just play the game. Take what the defense gives you."

The Jayhawks took the lead into halftime with a 22-15 second quarter. After the Commodores took their only lead of the game at 15-14 on the first possession of the period, Phelps hit a pair of free throws to end a long scoring drought for the Jayhawks. Rodenbaugh then scored 8 of the next 10 Jayhawks' points to give the hosts a 26-19 lead. Zenns and Lynn scored on back-to-back possessions late in the half before Jamestown CC again turned it over on four of its final five possessions heading into the locker room.

"That was a little rough there," Wells said of the turnovers. "In the second half we did a much better job."

NOTES: Bennett finished with 7 points and five rebounds. … Jamestown CC opened the second semester at Butler County CC on Jan. 9 before opening Division II, Region 3 play Jan. 23 at home against Mercyhurst North East. … Jamestown CC shot 31 of 67 (46.3 percent) from the field, including 2 of 10 (20 percent) from 3-point range while Lorain County CC was 19 of 61 (31.1 percent) from the field and 8 of 37 (21.6 percent) from long range. … The Jayhawks won the rebounding battle, 48-26. … The Jayhawks won the first matchup with the Commodores, 78-45, on Dec. 3 in Elyria.

LORAIN COUNTY CC (58)

Gardner 2-6 0-0 6, Rahmon-Sumlin 4-7 3-3 11, Carter 2-10 4-6 10, Oehlstrom 4-14 0-0 10, Thompson 3-8 1-2 7, Sain 1-6 0-0 3, Gallagher 0-1 0-0 0, Artice 0-0 0-0 0, Maley 3-8 4-4 11, Williams 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 19-61 12-15 58.

JAMESTOWN CC (73)

Hettenbaugh 2-7 1-2 5, Rodenbaugh 7-10 2-2 16, Phelps 5-10 4-4 15, Johnson 1-12 0-0 2, Lynn 6-10 0-2 12, Harrison 0-0 0-0 0, Boardman 0-0 1-2 1, Bennett 3-6 0-0 7, Zenns 7-11 1-2 15. Totals 31-67 9-14 73.

Lorain County CC 13 16 13 16 — 58

Jamestown CC 14 21 22 16 — 73

3-point goals–Lorain County CC 8-37 (Gardner 2-3, Rahmon-Sumlin 0-2, Carter 2-9, Oehlstrom 2-12, Thompson 0-2, Sain 1-3, Gallagher 0-1, Maley 1-4, Williams 0-1), Jamestown CC 2-10 (Hettenbaugh 0-2, Phelps 1-5, Johnson 0-1, Bennett 1-2). Rebounds–Lorain County CC 26 (Thompson 8), Jamestown CC 48 (Lynn 11). Assists–Lorain County CC 8 (Rahmon-Sumlin 2, Carter 2, Oehlstrom 2), Jamestown CC 21 (Hettenbaugh 6, Lynn 6). Total fouls–Lorain County CC 16, Jamestown CC 16.

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