Jays beat Bismarck in 4; advance to title game
By Chris Aarhus
The Jamestown Sun
Having swept 13 of its 16 conference opponents this season, Jamestown hasn’t faced much adversity.
On Friday night at the JHS gym, the Blue Jays lost the opening set for the first time.
But senior Addie Eamon and company dug deep, using the setback to fuel a 19-25, 25-17, 25-19, 25-20 win and advancing to the West Region championship match for the second straight year.
“For us to be down like that and come back, I think we proved to ourselves what we’re truly capable of,” said Eamon, who had a match-high 18 kills. “We don’t like to start behind by any means, but I think that motivated us.”
The Jays play Bismarck St. Mary’s at 5 p.m. today, looking for their first region title. Jamestown fell to Bismarck Century in last year’s championship match.
“We’re really happy to be going (to state),” Eamon said. “But to get another shot at WDA ... we hope to redeem ourselves.”
Jamestown coach Sara Hegerle said she knew she’d have to address the issue of set 1 after watching her team come off the court.
“It was as if they didn’t know how to react to it,” Hegerle said. “I told them, ‘This is how it’s gonna be for the rest of our year. It’s gonna be point for point like that. You guys have to be able to respond to that.’ Fortunately for us, we did respond.”