WCCS topples Jamestown Bethel

Photo submitted to the Times Observer Warren County Christian School’s Connor Younger (41) puts up a shot over a Jamestown Bethel defender during their game at Jamestown Bethel Christian Academy, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. The Lions came away 55-36 winners.

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. – Jared Younger’s unusual triple-double led Warren County Christian School to a 55-36 win at Jamestown Bethel Christian Academy Friday.

Younger had 26 points, 11 rebounds and 10 steals on the night. He scored 17 of his 26 points in the first half.

“We got a great game from Jared Younger,” WCCS coach Tom Jones said. “The rebounding was pretty critical for us (due to the size mismatch).”

The Lions came out applying pressure from the start to try to take away Jamestown’s size advantage. The game plan worked to perfection as WCCS raced out to a 20-4 lead after the first quarter.

“We played them once before and they’re a very, very big team,” Jones said. “Our objective was to pressure them full court, make them throw long passes and use our speed to negate their height. They couldn’t handle our pressure.”

Photo submitted to the Times Observer Warren County Christian School’s Ethan Kirr stares down his opponent while driving for a layup during a game against Jamestown Bethel at Jamestown Bethel Christian Academy, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. Kirr had 14 points and seven rebounds to help lead the Lions to a 55-36 win.

Ethan Kirr nearly had a double-double himself, scoring 14 points and grabbing seven rebounds. Twelve of his 14 points came from beyond the three point line.

“Those were big threes,” Jones said. “It opens things for us when we can make it out on the perimeter.”

The Lions will travel to Oil City to take on Faith Christian Academy Tuesday.

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WCCS (55)

Jones 4-0-0-8, J. Younger 10-3-4-26, Brenner 0-1-2-1, Kirr 4-2-2-14, Widener 2-0-0-4, C. Younger 0-2-2-2

JAMESTOWN BETHEL (36)

Oaks 3-1-4-8, T. Smith 2-0-2-4, Anderson 5-0-3-10, Stutzman 6-0-2-12, K. Smith 1-0-0-2

By Quarters

WCCS 20 16 6 13 – 55

Jamestown Bethel 4 8 9 15 – 36

Three-point FGs: WCCS (6) – Kirr (4), J. Younger (2); Jamestown Bethel (1) – Oaks

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