JAMESTOWN — A full day of basketball motion at Jamestown’s United Manner Showcase got here to a detailed with a win for the host Purple Raiders on Saturday night, who prevailed through a 55-42 closing over Fredonia at McElrath Gymnasium.
Because it has carried out up to now this 12 months on the best way to a 6-2 document, Jamestown was capable of finding offensive manufacturing from throughout its roster whereas benefiting from defensive openings.
Saturday, it was senior captain Daunte Garland who got here up large for the hosts on his solution to an 11-point, seven-assist efficiency that earned him Most Invaluable Participant honors.
Kaleb Rybij earned that award for Fredonia (5-2) after main the Hillbillies with 15 factors, together with 4 3-pointers.
“The humorous factor is that each recreation it has been a special man for us,” Jamestown head coach Ben Drake stated. “Sport to recreation you by no means know fairly (who it is going to be), a whole lot of it’s dictated by how the protection performs us. They play us a technique and our guards are going to be more practical off the dribble they usually play us one other means our large males are going to be more practical. Tonight it occurred to be Daunte Garland.”
Of the three photographs Garland hit from lengthy vary, the second got here with time winding down within the third quarter to provide his crew a giant enhance whereas the ultimate trey began the Purple Raiders out on the best foot on the primary possession of the fourth.
The senior’s offensive presence was felt from the very first play of the evening, as he dished a move to Elijah Rojas for Jamestown’s opening bucket of the day.
“I assumed he simply did an important job actually at each ends of the ground,” Drake stated of Garland. “He received some steals on protection and all the time appeared to be in the best spot, however then he additionally on the different finish knocked down a few 3s for us and in addition hooked guys up with some good passes. Once we broke issues open towards the top of the third quarter there he was a giant a part of that.”
Garland’s efficiency additionally included 4 steals.
A transition bucket from Jordan Crofoot gave Jamestown a 6-Zero lead early earlier than Nate Shuart was capable of get Fredonia on the board with a putback.
The Purple Raiders stretched their result in 20-13 early within the second with some offense within the paint after Grant Moore completed off a bucket within the submit, Demarri Jones received one other to fall down low and Rojas completed off a financial institution shot within the lane on his solution to a team-high 14 factors.
The margin learn 23-18 at halftime in favor of Jamestown, with Fredonia doing its greatest to crawl again into competition with 3s by Ka’Rim Levens and Rybij within the third quarter, however the Hillbillies’ capturing remained streaky the remainder of the best way.
“We had a poor evening capturing up till the top and I believe that damage our confidence slightly bit,” Fredonia coach Nick Bertrando stated. “We have been making an attempt to unfold the ground and they’re lengthy, they’re fast, they’re athletic. We struggled at occasions, clearly, to get the photographs that we wish … that we’re fairly good at getting and capturing. Defensively although they actually pounded it exhausting inside and we have been about 50-50 on that. We received stops half the time after which the opposite occasions after we didn’t get the cease they both received the second-chance alternative or made us pay.”
Rybij grabbed 10 of his 15 factors down the stretch, hitting back-to-back 3s earlier than being fouled on a 3rd try from past the arc that additionally fell, leading to a four-point play.
“It was an important day of basketball. It was good Chautauqua County basketball,” Drake stated. “We had an excellent crowd in to see some good video games and a few good gamers, so that’s type of the objective of the United Manner Showcase. … That was nice. It’s even higher if you end out the evening with a win.”
NOTES: Jones and Grant Moore every grabbed seven rebounds for the winners with the previous including two blocked photographs. … Alec Schrader picked up two assists and two steals in defeat.