Amber Wright was too much to handle for the Jamestown Community College women's basketball team on Friday night in the second annual Tom D'Angelo Memorial Classic.
The 5-foot-11 Wright from Port Crane was on fire with 30 points as Davis College (5-5), a four-year college, handed JCC, a Division II member of the NJCAA, a 65-58 defeat.
That ended the Jayhawks' (6-3) four-game winning streak.
Amy Sands of Jamestown Community College is defended by Amber Wright of Davis College during action in the Tom D’Angelo Memorial Tournament on Friday night. See additional photos at cu.post-journal.com.
P-J photo by Lisa Monacelli
From left, Ralph D’Angelo, brother of Tom D’Angelo, presents former Jamestown Community College women’s basketball coach and current athletic director Keith Martin the Tom D’Angelo Spirit Award Friday night. The award is presented to a person for their support and enrichment of the JCC women’s basketball program.
P-J photo by Lisa Monacelli
Wright, one of three Wrights in the starting lineup, had 19 points the first half and added 11 after intermission. She made 12 of 15 from the field, including 3 of 4 from 3-point range, and was 3 for 4 from the foul line while grabbing 11 rebounds.
''She is probably the most complete player we have seen this year,'' said JCC coach George Sisson.
Despite Wright's all-around game, JCC was definitely in the game and trailed by only five points when they missed a crucial layup with 1:30 left.
The Jayhawks got off solid start with a 17-8 lead with two 3-pointers by Taylor Storer and one each by Lauren Saglimben and Ashley DePane. But behind Wright, it was Davis battling back for a 35-32 halftime lead.
Storer wound up the first half with 12 points for the Jayhawks.
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The second half saw Kelsie Beaver having a fine performance with 14 of her team-high 17 points. Beaver was deadly from the foul line with 11 of 12.
Ashley DePane added 12 points for the Jayhawks, who hit just 6 of 23 3-point attempts.
DePane led in rebounding with seven as the Jayhawks trailed in that department, 34-26.
Storer had five assists and once again showed her durability by playing the entire 40 minutes.
''We are disappointed in the loss, but we have a challenge against a very good Westmoreland team,'' stated Sisson.
Westmoreland County CC defeated Niagara County CC, 63-48, and plays the Jayhawks at 2 p.m. today. At noon, Davis meets Niagara County
Kayla Golden recorded 14 points, Hannah Falcsik 13 points, Jasmine Belt 11 and Kerri Zelenak 10 for Westmoreland County.
Niagara County was led by Kristine Ripson with 16 points, Nthanda Longwe added 11 points and Courtney Murray had 10.
Following the women's games, the JCC men (6-3) play CC Beaver County CC in an NJCAA Division II game at 5 p.m.
NWright 3 0-0 7, Haenisch 0 0-0 0, Ellis 1 0-0 2, Sweeney 4 3-4 12, Bantle 3 0-0 6, DWright 2 0-0 4, Kelleher 0 0-0 0, Rittenburg 2 0-0 4, AWright 12 3-4 30. Totals 27 6-8 65.
Storer 6 2-5 16, Beaver 3 11-12 17, Sheldon 0 0-0 0, Biela 2 0-0 4, Saglimben 1 0-0 3, Draggett 0 1-4 1, DePane 4 2-3 12, Kickbush 1 1-2 3, Smith 1 0-0 2, Sands 0 0-0 0. Totals 18 16-26 58.
Halftime-Davis College 35, JCC 32. 3-point goals-Storer 2, DePane 2, Saglimben, Beaver, AWright 3, Sweeney 3. Total fouls_Davis 17, JCC 13.