Claim Jumpers thump Jessup

The Union Democrat Sports Department /

Bret Harte grad Danny Radford led the Columbia Claim Jumpers with 23 points in a 104-77 thrashing of William Jessup JV at Oak Pavilion on Friday night.

Radford only played about half the game, according to Columbia head coach Nate Rien, but was dependable from long range.

"He's a big-time player and a great scorer," said Rien. "If he continues to work on the defensive end he'll be a great player all around."

Radford nailed seven 3-pointers on 10 attempts and had two assists in the roughly 20 minutes he played.

Rien said the Jumpers did a good job pushing the tempo and playing tough on defense, which led to a lot of easy transition buckets.

Columbia's Jarron Crump didn't attempt a single field goal, but Rien estimated the sophomore point guard helped with at least 40 of the Claim Jumper's total points through 16 assists and shooting seven for seven from the free-throw line.

"That's what we're looking for from Jarron all year and I think he's going to be very successful," Rien said, adding that Crump's 16 assists set a new single-game record for Columbia.

Summerville grad Travis Arenas played less than half of the game but grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds and added four points.

"It's nice to see some of these freshman get into the game and make an impact," Rien said.

"I'm getting pretty excited with this group of guys because if they can continue to commit to defense then we have a real shot at being in the top three in our conference."

Columbia (4-6) next plays Gavilan in Gilroy on Wednesday.. The Jumpers open the Central Valley Conference at home on Jan. 9 against Reedley

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