JCC Women Have Trouble On Boards, Fall To Edison Tech

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Jamestown Community College suffered its first loss of the women’s basketball season in the Columbus State CC Tournament on Friday night in NJCAA Division II action.

The Jayhawks (5-1) had their problems off the boards as they were outrebounded, 63-41, en route to an 84-62 loss to Edison Tech of Ohio (2-0).

Today at 11 a.m. the Jayhawks, who will play Mott CC of Michigan, will be coached by assistant Travis Wells, who will step in for head coach George Sisson. Sisson and his family will be the stands to watch their son, Jake Sisson, and the rest of the Jamestown High School football team play in the Class AA Far West Regional football game in Rochester.

In last night’s tournament game, the first 10 minutes were about even, but then Edison started putting on the pressure and forced the Jayhawks into several bad shots.

A 14-3 run helped Edison to a 49-30 halftime lead. The Jayhawks played much better in the second half, but couldn’t get closer than 16 points.

Tori Purk and Jennifer Oyer led the rebounding with 13 apiece. Oyer had 11 off the offensive boards.

Brooke Richards sank 22 points and Purk was right behind with 20. Teammates Morgan Huelskamp hit 12 points and Terra Vanover added 10 .

Taylor Storer had 18 points to lead the Jayhawks and Elle Reed 14.

”We knew Edison would be a challenge because it is a traditional power in Division 2” Sisson said. ”The rebounding just killed us.”

JCC (62)

Storer 6 4-6 18, Reed 4 4-4 14, Milliman 1 2-3 5, Miller 1 0-0 2, Sheldon 0 1-2 1, Clark 3 2-2 8, Sands 1 3-4 5, Draggett 0 4-8 4, Luceus 2 0-1 4, Hannon 0 1-5 1, Law 0 0-0 0. Totals 18 21-35 62.

EDISON CC (84)

Vanover 4 0-2 10, Richards 7 7-9 22, Huelskamp 6 0-0 12, Geiger 4 1-3 9, Oyer 1 0-0 2, Purk 6 8-13 20, Tester 1 2-2 4, Harris 0 0-0 0, Newton 0 0-0 0, Wise 2 1-2 5, Pitts 0 0-0 0. Totals 31 19-31 84.

Halftime: Edison CC 49, JCC 30. Total Fouls: Edison CC 30, JCC 26. Fouled Out: Oyer, Tester, Wise, Storer. 3-Pointers: Vanover 2, Richards, Storer 2, Milliman, Reed 2.