JCC Has Season End In Semifinals Vs. No. 1 NCCC

JCC Has Season End In Semifinals Vs. No. 1 NCCC

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SANBORN — The Jamestown Community College women's basketball team saw its season come to an end Saturday afternoon, falling to top-seeded host Niagara County CC, 81-50, in the NJCAA Region 3 Division II semifinals.

Kenetria Redfern led the way for the Thunderwolves (30-0) with 26 points, seven steals, five rebounds, three blocks and two assists, heading into today's championship against No. 2 Monroe CC, which defeated No. 3 Genesee CC, 80-64, in the other semifinal.

"When we really pressed up on her, she drove right by us," Jamestown CC head coach Travis Wells said of Redfern, the Region 3 Player of the Year. "She's an All-American talent. She can do it all, shoot, score and rebound. She's a matchup nightmare."

Paige Emborsky added 17 points; Shilah Parker had 16 points, six assists, five rebounds and four steals; and Cori Dickson had 13 points, eight rebounds, eight assists and four steals.

The Jayhawks (19-10), the tournament's No. 4 seed, were led by Olivia Lynn, who poured in 24 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, but she was the only one on her team in double figures.

Jamestown CC only trailed, 24-22, after the first quarter and, 38-30, at intermission, but Niagara County CC outscored the Jayhawks, 43-20, after the break to put the game away.

"We played a decent first half and then they just went crazy from the 3-point line," Wells said. "They were just on in the second half. We had girls in their face but they just hit shots."

The visitors were also plagued by poor shooting (18 of 52) and turnovers (25).

By contrast, the Cougars shot 32 of 74 from the floor (43 percent), including 16 of 37 (43 percent) from beyond the arc. The victory also completed a three-game sweep for Niagara County CC against the Jayhawks, winning the first two games, 76-43 and 65-59.

"We played with great intensity," Wells said. "They weren't open looks, they just made shots. That's why they are seventh in the country."

Jamestown CC sophomores Nicole Johnson and Lynn were named to the all-region Second Team while fellow sophomore Alexis Rodenbaugh was named to the Third Team.

"They've had a great two-year run. It's been close to 40 wins. That's not easy to do and they've been able to do that," Wells said. "To do that with local kids is great. They've really set the bar for girls coming in."

JAMESTOWN CC (50)

Hettenbaugh 2-9 4-4 9, Rodenbaugh 1-6 3-4 6, Phelps 1-6 0-0 3, Johnson 1-5 0-0 2, Lynn 10-20 3-4 24, Harrison 0-0 0-0 0, Boardman 0-0 0-0 0, Bennett 0-0 0-0 0, Zenns 3-6 0-1 6, Totals 18-52 10-13 50.

NIAGARA COUNTY CC (81)

Dickson 5-11 0-0 13, Parker 6-10, 0-0 16, Emborsky 6-14 0-0 17, Halloran 2-6 0-0 4, Redfern 11-22 1-2 26, Todd 0-0 0-0 0, Lachowski 0-1 0-0 0, Snook 1-2 0-0 2, Mahony 1-8 0-0 3, Totals 32-74 1-2 81.

Jamestown CC 22 8 8 12 — 50

Niagara County CC 24 14 20 23 — 81

3-point goals–Jamestown CC 4-17 (Hettenbaugh 1-8, Rodenbaugh 1-3, Phelps 1-4, Lynn 1-2), Niagara County CC 16-37 (Dickson 3-6, Parker 4-5, Emborsky 5-12, Redfern 3-8, Snook 0-1, Mahony 1-5). Assists–Jamestown CC 11 (Hettenbaugh 3, Rodenbaugh 5, Phelps 1, Lynn 2), Niagara County CC (Dickson 8, Parker 6, Emborsky 1, Redfern 2, Todd 2, Lachowski 1, Mahony 1). Steals–Jamestown CC 7 (Hettenbaugh 1, Rodenbaugh 3, Phelps 1, Johnson 1, Lynn 1), Niagara County CC 18 (Dickson 4, Parker 4, Emborsky 2, Halloran 1, Redfern 7). Total fouls–Jamestown CC 6, Niagara County CC 14. Fouled out–None.

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