Jayhawks Wrestling Takes 9th

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Jayhawks Wrestling Takes 9th,

WASHINGTON, Pa. — Highlighted by a second-place finish by Trenton Donahue at 141 pounds, the Jamestown Community College wrestlers finished ninth as a team at the Washington & Jefferson Invitational on Saturday.

Donahue (Dubois, Pennsylvania) fell in the championship to a wrestler from Lake Erie College, a Division II school. En route to the finals, Donahue picked up a win; and 10-2 and 4-0 decisions.

Also at 141 pounds, Joey Pillittieri (Falconer) finished fourth, picking up a technical fall, a 9-2 decision and a thrilling 13-10 overtime decision before falling in the semifinals.

At 174 pounds, Ross Abram (Eden) placed third after recording two pins before losing 6-4 in the semifinals to the eventual champion from Washington & Jefferson.

Finally, at 285 pounds, Alex Christy also recorded a pin for the Jayhawks, who had 46 points to finish in the middle of the 17-team field.

Jamestown CC will be back in action Saturday at the New York State Championships. Action starts at 9 a.m. at SUNY Cortland.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Playing their third game in as many days, the Jamestown CC women’s basketball team fell to No. 14 Union County College Sunday afternoon, 87-54.

The Jayhawks were paced by forward Hannah Hicks (Cleveland/Cleveland Heights) with 16 points and guard Jessica Beehler (Dunkirk/Dunkirk) added 12. Guard Kymi Nance (Dunkirk/Dunkirk) chipped in 11 points. Guard Destiny Evans (Peoria, Illinois/Lorain) was a monster on the glass, grabbing a game-high 16 rebounds.

Jamestown CC went 19-for-54 (35.2%) from the floor while the Owls went 33-for-85 (38.8 %) from the field. The Jayhawks held the slight edge on the boards, grabbing 51 rebounds to the Owls’ 48. Union County took advantage of their extra offensive opportunities, scoring 22 second-chance points with the Jayhawks scoring 12.

On Saturday, the Jayhawks (1-3) led 54-45 after three quarters, but were outscored 29-13 in the final period and suffered a 74-67 loss to WVU Potomac State.

Makenna Douthitt led the winners with 26 points, Alexis Yanosky had 22 and Alexis Turner chipped in with 14.

Evans led five Jayhawks in double figures with 16 points to go along with 15 rebounds. Contributing 12 points apiece were Beehler, Hicks (12 rebounds) and Nance. D’Auzhanay Harden had 10 points.

The Jayhawks’ weekend began with a 74-68 setback to Garrett College.

Aliyah Tucker led four Garrett players in double figures with 17 points. She also had 14 rebounds.

Beehler and Hicks led the way with 17 points apiece, Nance had 14 and Evans chipped in 12 to go along with 12 rebounds.

The Jayhawks will go back on the road on Wednesday when they travel to No. 1 Lakeland CC for a 5:30 p.m. tip.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Jamestown CC suffered a pair of weekend setbacks to fall to 0-4 on the season.

Trailing 52-46 at halftime on Friday night, the Jayhawks were outscored 55-36 at intermission and lost to Garrett College.

Bam Toure led the Jayhawks with 18 points, Keon Armstrong had 14 and Brian Fajardo chipped in 11.

Jhaidin Wilson paced six players in double figures with 23 points to pace the winners, who shot 13 of 25 from beyond the arc.

On Saturday, Jamestown CC was outscored 50-18 in the first half en route to a 90-58 loss to WVU Potomac State College.

Armstrong led the Jayhawks with 16 points, Elgin Oliver had 12 and Frewsburg native Traden had 11 points and five rebounds.

Jamestown returns to action Wednesday when it travels to No. 16 Lakeland CC. Tipoff set for 7:30 p.m.

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