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SCCC’s Constance Fripp prepares to put up a shot after getting past Kingsborough CC defender Carla Baena during the second half of last Saturday’s Region XV basketball game in Loch Sheldrake. Watching from the background are SCCC’s Alyssa Corbett (21) and Kingsborough CC’s Ariel Gotay (24).

Wave can't crush
The Generals

By Rob Potter
LOCH SHELDRAKE — December 24, 2010 — The host Sullivan County Community College (SCCC) Lady Generals took charge early in their National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region XV basketball game against The Wave of Kingsborough Community College last Saturday afternoon at Paul Gerry Fieldhouse.
The Lady Generals grabbed a 26-11 lead in the first 10 minutes of the game and went on to record a 93-72 victory.
With just over five minutes left in the opening half, SCCC (7-4) extended its advantage to 19 points at 38-19. But Kingsborough CC’s Carla Baena scored on her team’s next two possessions to make it a 15-point game at 38-23.
The Lady Generals answered as Kunnuh Wisseh put back a missed shot with 3:42 remaining in the half and made a free throw 15 seconds later to give her team a 42-25 advantage.
After enjoying a 46-30 lead at halftime, SCCC outscored The Wave by an 18-9 margin in the first five minutes of the second half. Taisha Sherman scored on consecutive possessions near the 16-minute mark and Wisseh converted a basket inside the lane to give the Lady Generals a 64-39 advantage with 15:05 remaining.
Wisseh and Edith Santiago each scored 18 points to lead SCCC to the win. Wisseh also grabbed nine rebounds, while Santiago dished out five assists.
Also scoring in double-digits for the Lady Generals were Luna Jefferson (15 points), Constance Fripp (14 points) and Sherman (13 points).
“I thought we did a great job with our offense,” SCCC Coach Sara Thompson Tweedy said. “We shot 43 for 75 [57.3 percent] and a lot of those shots were good shots in transition. We had five players score in double-digits.”
“We also played very well defensively, especially in the first half,” she added.
Thompson Tweedy noted that the Lady Generals also played well in a win against Hostos CC the previous weekend. It was a victory that snapped a three-game losing streak.
“These ladies are playing together and working very hard,” Thompson Tweedy commented.
Ariel Gotay scored a game-high 26 points to lead Kingsborough CC (3-1). Baena and Sharice Hester added 16 points apiece for The Wave.
“You have to give credit to Sullivan, they played a great game,” Kingsborough CC Coach Ronetta Copeland said. “In the last five minutes of the first half, they were able to get some easy baskets and pull away.
“They got us today, but they have to come down to Kingsborough Community College later this season,” Copeland continued. “I think it will be a different story then. We got off to a late start with our season, but these players are improving each game.”

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