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Saints get first victory

December 08, 2000

Saints get first victory



Jenkins battles ankle injuries, leads team past Randolph-Macon

By JACK HILL III / Staff Correspondent

photo: JOE CROCETTA / staff photographer

St. James over Randolph MaconST. JAMES - The medical report has not been good lately for the St. James girls basketball team.

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Three players - Caytie Smith (concussion), Millie McKeachie (right ankle) and Meghan Harmon (flu) - were unable to suit up for Thursday afternoon's game. Jennifer Jenkins played at point guard despite two sprained ankles.

Jenkins fought through the injuries for a game-high 19 points, seven rebounds and four steals to lead the Saints to their first victory of the season, a 36-30 triumph over Randolph Macon Academy.

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"I was able to move around pretty good," Jenkins said. "It didn't affect my performance today. I think that if everybody does their job, then we'll do well this year. We played good defense today."

Junior center Kourtney Logan was a force in the paint, pulling down 22 rebounds for St. James (1-2). But she was quick to praise her teammates' effort first.

"Jennifer Jenkins played an awesome game," Logan said. "I'm very happy that we were able to get the defensive rebounds. When we missed some shots on offense, we were able to put them back up or kick the ball back out."

Latoya Montgomery grabbed 10 rebounds and Amy Venditta had seven rebounds for the Saints.

"There were two keys to the game today," St. James coach Ted Camp said. "The first key was that Jennifer Jenkins opened it up in the second quarter and that gave us a good cushion. The second key was that we were able to rebound very well. We did a good job of pretty much holding them to one shot by getting the defensive rebounds. We were also able to get some second shots on offense."

St. James 36, Randolph Macon 30


RANDOLPH MACON (30)

Mensah 12, Brander 2, Cuteri 10, Wood 6. Totals 13 2-10 30.

ST. JAMES (36)

Pecararo 4, Logan 6, Stout 3, Jenkins 19, Eyler 2, Montgomery 2. Totals 17 1-7 36.

R.-Macon67152-30

St. James1012122-36

Three-point goals - Randolph Macon 2 (Mensah 2), St. James 1 (Stout).

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