The Jamestown Lady Red Raiders will be tough ''out'' in the upcoming Section 6 basketball playoffs if they continue to play anything like they did Tuesday night.
Rosa Velazquez scored 20 points to go along with eight steals and seven assists; Karisha Tapia added 17 points and five steals; and Anne Campion chipped in 17 points and four steals in a 92-39 rout of West Seneca West in an Erie County Interscholastic Conference Division 1 game at McElrath Gymnasium.
But for as well as that trio performed, they didn't shine quite as bright as Chrisanna Green.
Chrisanna Green grabs a rebound against West Seneca West during Tuesday night’s ECIC Division 1 game at the McElrath Gymnasium. See additional photos at cu.post-journal.com.
P-J photo by Scott Kindberg
''She can do everything,'' Jamestown coach Mark Nugent said, ''am I right?''
All told, the 5-foot-9 sophomore scored nine points, and collected 12 steals, eight rebounds and three assists. And when you factor in the number of shots that she alters and the possessions she keeps alive because of her length, and her ability to find an open teammate, it's a combination that makes her one of the area's most gifted players.
''She has a great attitude, she's a hard worker and she comes to practice ready to work every day,'' Nugent said.
Green's ''work'' last night was a thing of beauty, especially in the second quarter when the Lady Red Raiders erupted for 36 points to lead, 51-15, at the break.
''When we dictate the pace of the game, it's really to our advantage,'' Nugent said. ''We have to push the ball every chance we get.''
Campion had 13 points and Velazquez had 12 during that remarkable surge, but the most eye-popping plays were turned in by Green. In fact, during the final three minutes of the first half, she assisted on three baskets, made three steals and scored on a putback.
Armed with a 36-point lead, the Lady Red Raiders (14-3, 11-1) headed to their locker room in cruise control.
''This was huge,'' Nugent said. ''We want to be improving every game.''
In the second half, Jamestown - as is its custom - didn't stop playing, pushing its advantage to 45 points after three quarters and breezing home with a dominant victory.
Dazjah Coleman chipped in with 11 points and nine rebounds, and Lucy Pannes grabbed eight boards for Jamestown, which closes out its regular season on Saturday when it entertains Holy Angels (2 p.m. varsity tip-off) in a non-league contest.
Jen Green had 15 points to lead West Seneca West.
NOTES: Seniors Velazquez, Tapia and Olivia Nugent were honored in a ceremony prior to their final regular-season home game. ... Jamestown shot 37-of-95 from the floor.
WEST SENECA WEST (39)
Bernardori 1 0 2, JGreen 3 8 15, Fibich 1 1 3, Coia 0 1 1, Walker 2 0 4, LGreen 2 3 7, Hooley 2 0 4, Ablos 0 3 3, Totals 11 16 39.
Pollino 1 2 4, Campion 6 3 17, Butts 1 0 2, Nugent 2 1 5, Nugent 2 1 5, Green 4 1 9, Pannes 0 0 0, Davis 2 2 6, Velazquez 9 0 19, Williams 1 0 2, Tapia 7 0 17, Coleman 4 2 11, Totals 37 11 92.
3-point goals-JGreen, Campion 2, Velazquez, Tapia 3, Coleman.
West Seneca West4 11 13 9 - 39
Jamestown15 36 24 17 - 92
Jayvees: Jamestown 76, West Seneca West 25