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Kennedy Comes Up Short Against Jamestown

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Kennedy Catholic refused to go quietly against Jamestown Wednesday, but the Gaels ultimately fell short against the Red Raiders.

Jamestown made 11 three-pointers to bury the Gaels and hold on for a 79-72 win in the first round of the Slam Dunk Tournament at the Westchester County Center on Wednesday.

The Red Raiders made 30 of 56 total shots (53.6 percent) from the field.

“They shot very well,” said Gaels coach Frank Kelly.

Senior guard Kevin Diaz made six of 11 three-pointers for the Red Raiders and had 20 total points. Fellow senior guard Adam Cecchini led the team with 24 points.

Senior forward Thiago Randazzo led the Gaels with 24 points on 10 of 18 shooting.

Kennedy hit 27 of 56 shots (48.2 percent), including six of 15 three-pointers (40 percent).

The Gaels kept the game close until the last few minutes. Jamestown led, 59-54, at the end of the third quarter. The Red Raiders widened the lead to 12 midway through the fourth quarter but Kennedy quickly cut the deficit in half.

But Jamestown hit key threes down the stretch to put the game out of reach.

“We’re an inexperienced team,” Kelly said. “I thought we played hard. Just came up short.”

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