JCC Basketball Teams Have Pre-Holiday Stretch Ahead Of Them

JAMESTOWN – As the Christmas season draws closer, both the Men and Women’s JCC Jayhawks basketball teams have a small handful of games to play before the holidays. 

The Lady Jayhawks will be at home against Sinclair Community College on Saturday. On Monday, they will be on the road against the Villa Maria Vikings. The Lady Jayhawks will then conclude their mini-stretch with a home game on Wednesday against Lorain County Community College, which will be their final game of the year 2018. 

So far this season, the Lady Jayhawks are 12-1, and have won six consecutive games. 

Nicole Johnson, a sophomore forward from Panama, leads the team with an average of 13.4 points per game. Johnson is also averaging more than six rebounds, and is shooting more than 45 percent from the floor. 

Alexis Rodenbaugh, a sophomore forward/guard combo from North East, PA, is averaging 13 points, and 5.5 rebounds a game. Rodenbaugh is also averaging nearly five assists, and has shot nearly 49 percent from the floor, along with being a 72 percent shooter from behind the charity stripe. 

Olivia Lynn, another sophomore forward hailing from Frewsburg, has averaged more than 12 points a game, and leads the team with an average of 8.8 rebounds per game. 

The JCC Men’s team, meanwhile, will have a game Saturday against Sinclair Community College, and will cap off 2018 on Wednesday against Lorain County Community College. Both games will be at home. 

The men’s team currently has a 6-5 record, and have lost their last two games by a grand total of eight points. 

Jared Fish, a sophomore forward from Salamanca, has a team-high average of 14.4 points a game. Fish is also averaging more than six rebounds, and is shooting more thsn 60 percent from the floor, and an 80 percent free-throw shooter. 

Sophomore guard, Tyairus Sands, a native of Waterbury, CT, has averaged nearly 13 points, and leads the team in rebounding, averaging 7.9 per game. Sands has also made more than 51 percent of his shots. 

In nine games played, sophomore guard and Sherman native Chris Robson, is averaging more than 10 points, and has made more than 48 percent of his threes. 

Nathan Pelissier, a sophomore forward, has averaged nearly 10 points a game. The Paris, France native also leads the team in three-point shooting percentage, making 57.1 percent of his shots from downtown.   

Both teams will open up the year of 2019 on Jan. 9, as they will both go on the road to face-off against Butler County Community College of Pennsylvania.