BUFFALO, NY - The Lady Kats controlled the tempo of the game throughout as they defeated Jamestown CC (69-51) on Saturday night in the Sullivan Center.
ECC used a dominate first half to build a lead that the Jayhawks were unable to comeback from. The Kats had a 38-28 lead after halftime mainly because of their ability to create turnovers. They forced (19) Jayhawk turnovers in the first half and only turned the ball over twelve times themselves. While the Kats were outrebounded 21-13 in the half, their tough defense prevented the Jayhawks from scoring on their numerous opportunities.
The second half was more of the same for both teams as the Lady Kat offense was strong and their defense continued their aggressiveness. The Lady Kats outscored the Jayhawks 31-23 and also forced (16) more turnovers.
While the Jayhawks again outrebounded the Kats 27-18 in the second half, the Kats held the Jayhawks to 25.8% shooting to prevent any type of comeback.
Leading the Lady Kats was Aaliyah Dunbar (Rochester, NY / East) who finished the game with (25) points and (8) rebounds while Bethany Hall (Muskogee, OK / Muskogeee High) who finished with (16) points and (3) steals.
The Lady Kats (11-11) will host Genesee CC on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the ECC Flickinger Center.