By Jay Young
It had been 10 days since the Jamestown Lady Red Raiders last took to the hardwood for a game before their meeting with Erie County Interscholastic Conference Division 1 opponent West Seneca West (1-6) on Monday night, but you wouldn't known it by the way the team played.
Jamestown’s Anne Campion fires a 3-pointer over West Seneca West’s Felica Urbanczyk to reach 1,000 career points during Monday night’s ECIC Division 1 basketball game at the McElrath Gymnasium. See additional photos at cu.post-journal.com.
P-J photo by Jay Young
A fiery start on offense by Chrissana Green and a record-setting performance by Anne Campion helped push Jamestown to a 64-43 win and a 9-1 record on the year.
Green's athleticism proved unstoppable once again as she totaled yet another double-double with 20 points, twelve boards and three blocks in the win.
Campion's 16 points and five assists at guard included a 3-point shot in the second quarter that pushed the junior over the 1,000 point threshold for her career (See story below).
"We had a very tough game against Cardinal O'hara," Tim Anderson said after the win."It was nice to come in and do things the right way and work on some things against a team like this."
Before the Indians could even get their feet set, they found themselves in a hole after Green promptly won the opening tip and proceeded to score 11 points in the first eight minutes.
The junior forward got on the board after claiming two consecutive rebounds down low and fighting her way to the rim for a basket and a foul.
After a defensive swat at the other end of the court, Green was then hit on a long pass for an easy lay in that gave Jamestown a quick five point margin to begin the night.
Campion got into the scoring act shortly after by adding two free throws and converting on a three-point play following a drive to the rack.
Maxine Williams was able to lead the way for the Lady Red Raiders off the bench by hitting a trey as soon as she entered the game in the closing minutes of the opening quarter, which ended 24-1 for Jamestown.
"At 9-1 now our record reflects well obviously, but I think we can still get better," noted Anderson. "I think we are really lucky to have so many kids coming back next year with a lot of talent, but we're focused on this year right now."
After putting up five points in the opening quarter, Campion started out the second quarter determined to claim her scoring milestone.
Hitting 1-of-2 from the line and notching a silky inside jumper left the junior with eight points, which quickly turned into 11 after hitting a contested 3-point shot to reach 1,000.
With a 37-10 margin, the Lady Red Raiders were free to move the ball in creative ways on offense and were able to get some key minutes from players off the bench as well.
See JHS, Page B2
Maddie Parisi was a bright spot for the Indians' offense after falling into a hole in the opening minutes of the game. The junior picked up a pair of 3-pointers in the second quarter on way to finishing with a team-high 12 points and four boards.
As the buzzer for halftime sounded the Indians found themselves in a deflating 10-37 hole, but Jamestown wasn't done scoring.
Felicia Urbanczyk added to Parisi's success from long range by hitting a basket at the start of the third quarter while Parisi contributed another tally from beyond the arc.
Despite picking up some momentum off baskets by Parisi, Green continued her solid night into the third period by nailing a deep trey as the buzzer for the quarter sounded taking the wind out of West Seneca's sails.
The final period allowed sophomore Kate Tucker and Junior Jade Johnson to pick up some useful experience off the bench, which both took advantage of.
Johnson nailed a 3 as well as a pair of buckets from the charity stripe in the closing eight minutes while Tucker also found success from the free-throw line.
There will be no rest for the weary as the Lady Red Raiders will be in action again tonight at home against ECIC Division 1 opponent Frontier at 7:30.
WEST SENECA WEST (43)
Urbanczyk 1 0 3, Bernadoni 1 0 2, D'Alessandro 1 0 2, JGreen 5 2 13, LGreen 1 1 3, Parisi 4 1 12, Walker 2 2 6, Ables 0 2 2, Ducha 0 0 0. Totals 15 8 43.
Campion 5 4 16, Butts 0 2 2, Green 9 1 20, Mosley 2 2 7 , Coleman 0 1 1, Pollino 2 0 5, Davis 0 0 0, Williams 2 0 5, Johnson 1 2 5, Tucker 0 3 3. Totals 21 15 64.
3-point goals: Campion 2, Green, Mosley, Pollino, Williams, Johnson, Urbanczyk, JGreen, Parisi 3.
Jamestown 24 13 13 14 - 64
West Seneca West 1 9 17 22 - 43