With Chrisanna Green and Anne Campion on the floor, Jamestown High School girls basketball coach Tim Anderson admits he doesn't have to worry.
''They play very well together,'' he said of his talented juniors. '' ... They'll find each other and make the right play.''
Monday night, they did just that.
Jamestown’s Chrisanna Green saves a ball from going out of bounds during Monday’s non-league basketball game against McDowell (Pa.) High School at McElrath Gymnasium. See additional photos at cu.post-journal.com.
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Green and Campion poured in 24 points apiece and shot a combined 24-of-28 from the foul line to send the Lady Red Raiders (3-0) to a 58-52 non-league win over McDowell (Pa.) High School.
''It was a tight game throughout,'' Anderson said. ''We could never pull away from them. We got up by nine points in the third quarter, but they hit back-to-back 3s and we turned it over.''
The game was so close, in fact, that McDowell had a chance to tie or take the lead after a Jamestown miss at the foul line with under a minute remaining. But Hannah Pollino rebounded the miss and eventually scored to push the Lady Red Raiders' lead back to four points.
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Until that point, Green and Campion carried their team.
Green shot 7-of-9 from the floor, 12-of-15 from the foul line, grabbed 12 rebounds, and had four assists, three steals and two blocked shots. Campion added four rebounds and three assists to her point total, which included a nifty 12-of-13 effort from the charity stripe.
''Anne didn't shoot the ball well, but she attacked the basket, scored in transition, was strong with the ball late in the game and knocked down a ton of free throws,'' Anderson said.
Haley Davis grabbed five rebounds for Jamestown.
Marissa Molnar led McDowell with 18 points and Mary Smith chipped in with 12.
''This was the kind of game we needed for down the road,'' Anderson said.
KFromknecht 2 2 6, Kemper 3 0 6, Cosgrove 0 1 1, Kaczmarek 0 2 2, Molnar 6 3 18, Mary Smith 4 4 12, Swantek 1 0 3, EFromknecht 1 2 4, Totals 17 14 52.
Campion 5 12 24, Butts 0 0 0, Green 7 11 24, Mosley 1 0 2, Coleman 0 0 0, Davis 2 1 5, Pollino 1 1 3, Totals 16 25 58.
3-point goals-Molnar 3, Swantek, Campion 2.
McDowell17 11 8 16 - 52
Jamestown12 17 7 22 - 58
Jayvees: McDowell won
PINE VALLEY BREEZES
BROCTON - The Pine Valley Lady Panthers (2-1) jumped out to an early 18-4 lead and never looked back on their way to a 70-14 victory over the Brocton Lady Bulldogs (0-1).
Kayla Mansfield and Jamie Wilcox led the Pine Valley attack, each recording 12 points and nine rebounds. Alex Bentham scored a game-high 14 points in the win to go with five assists and four steals. Jesse Wilcox added eight points and four steals.
Jesica Merle had six points and as many rebounds for the Lady Bulldogs.
Panama 59, Forestville 27
FORESTVILLE - Emilee Sterry scored a game-high 15 points to life the Panama Lady Panthers over the Forestville Lady Hornets, 59-27.
Brittney Marsh contributed 10 points and eight rebounds in the win. Sterry was also active on the boards, pulling down six rebounds to go with her 15 points. Brittney Lenart added 12 points.
Forestville was never able to get its offense going and had only one player record double-digit points. Point guard Amanda Weaver led the team with 10 points. Mackenzie Van Zile had seven points and 11 rebounds while Alisha Szumigala pulled down 16 rebounds.