Olympia girls coast to season-opening win over Attica

By PAUL GOTHAM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The Jeff Jung era at Greece Olympia opened with a flourish Monday night.

Taylor Jung scored seven of her game-high 21 points in the first quarter as the Lady Spartans jumped to a double-digit lead on their way to a 57-46 victory over Attica in non-league action.

“It feels really good,” Jeff Jung said after his first win at the Olympia helm. “It’s really the first pressure game outside of AAU that I’ve had, so it was nice to get one under the belt early.”

Taylor Jung hit a pair of wing 3-pointers to give Olympia a lead it did not surrender at 6-2.

“We know that Taylor is going to be a big piece for us all year long,” Jung said of his daughter. “She can score from the post. She can score from the outside. We would like to establish her early every game.”

Janelle Miller finished a layup. Grace Collins scored in the lane, and Giana Dimora converted a second-chance opportunity for a 13-3 Olympia advantage  after eight minutes of play.

Jung drilled another triple, and Miller hit a putback for the Lady Spartans’ largest lead of the first half at 27-14.

“A big piece of it was the girls saw her get hot, and they were all looking for her,” the elder Jung said of his daughter’s performance. “That’s our whole together motto that we’re trying to sell here.”

Collins knocked down a catch-and-shoot jumper from the free throw line for a 14-point Olympia advantage early in the third quarter, but Attica responded with six straight.

Makenna Jarnot scored on back-to-back possessions, and Elizabeth Newell converted a rebound and putback to cut the deficit to eight at 39-31.

It was as close as the Blue Devils would get.

Two more treys from Jung and a bank three from Collins made it an 18-point game with less than three minutes remaining.

“They took a couple punches and got back up,” Jung said of squad’s ability to respond to an opponent’s run. “They reacted well. We didn’t go real deep on our bench. We’re trying some things.”

Collins finished with 11 points, Miller had eight. Nondja Nelson hit a pair of threes and scored six points. Abby Dewar added while Cle’Anna Spencer and Dimora scored two apiece.

Jarnot and Mary Weber scored 12 apiece to lead Attica (0-1). The guards both connected twice from long range. Ellie Newell scored. Emily Gadd had six, and Chase Harding five points.

Attica hosts Greece Athena for a 7 PM start, Friday night.

Olympia travels to Livonia for a 7:30 PM tip, Friday.

The game was part of First Responders Night at the school. Proceeds from the event went to Rochester Police Department Officer Denny Wright who was injured in the line of duty.

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