JHS girls notch road victory
A stingy Jamestown defense made it difficult for Turtle Mountain on Tuesday night.
Paige Peterson continued her dominant play, pouring in 14 of her game-high 22 points in the second half. The West Region’s leading scorer and rebounder started the second half with an easy bucket and Addie Eamon followed with another one to cap an 8-0 run that began late in the first half. Jamestown led 21-16 at halftime.
The run kept the Bravettes at bay in the second half, as they never got within seven after Eamon’s jumper. The lead ballooned after sophomore Meghan Orr hit her second 3-pointer of the game. Orr, in her first varsity start, was second on the team in scoring with eight.
Orr’s trey was the start of a 16-2 run that lasted more than 8 minutes. Gia Davis, who had a team-high 14 points, ended the game-changing run with a 3-point play at the 3:15 mark. By then, the Blue Jays were relatively comfortable.
The Blue Jays went ice cold in the second half after going into halftime tied at 38 with Turtle Mountain.
Poor possessions played a big part, as Turtle Mountain used the extra offensive opportunities to turn them into points. Of course, 24 turnovers didn’t help Jamestown’s offense.
Three-pointers by Nick Fuchs and Ashton Johnson helped Jamestown get out to a 48-42 lead early in the second half. But the Braves answered that with an 11-2 run that was capped by a trey from Kolton Keplin, who was one of four Belcourt players in double figures with 13 points.
Two free throws by Tanner Lunzman cut the deficit to one, but Turtle Mountain started feeding the ball inside to junior 6-6 center Jonathon Parisien, who went off for 12 of his game-high 18 points. Braedon Allery and TiRay Azure were also in double figures with 14 and 12, respectively.
Sophomore Noah Wanzek paced the Blue Jays with 16 points. Fuchs finished with 14 and Johnson added 10.
The loss wasn’t the only hit the Blue Jays took, however. Junior point guard Scott Nelson didn’t dress after suffering a high ankle sprain. He will likely miss the rest of the season.
Jamestown turns right around and hosts Turtle Mountain on Saturday at the JHS gym.
Jamestown 50, Turtle Mountain 32
Jamestown 21 50
Turtle Mountain 16 32
Jamestown: Paige Peterson 22, Meghan Orr 8, Addie Eamon 6, Taylor Schmeichel 5, Emily Reiten 3, McKayla Orr 3, Erin Mullowney 3. Totals 18 9-13 50.
Turtle Mountain: Gia Davis 14, Madison Keplin 6, Ashley Davis 4, Ramie DeCoteau 4, Ashley Davis 4, Winter Monette 3, Faith Dionne 1. Totals 11 7-15 32.
Records: Jamestown 5-5 West Region, 6-7 overall. Turtle Mountain 6-5, 7-6.
Turtle Mountain 84, Jamestown 65
Jamestown 38 65
Turtle Mountain 38 84
Jamestown: Noah Wanzek 16, Nick Fuchs 14, Ashton Johnson 10, Tanner Lunzman 9, Logan Anderson 8, Landon Weiser 4, Tyler Ukestad 3, Ross Monson 1. Totals 25 5-8 65.
Turtle Mountain: Jonathon Parisien 18, Kolton Keplin 13, Braedon Allery 14, TiRay Azure 12, Jalen Jeanotte 10, Landyn Keplin 5, Jordan Davis 5, Tristan Keplin 4, Brock Keplin 3.
Records: Jamestown 3-7 West Region, 4-9 overall. Turtle Mountain 4-7, 5-8.
3-pointers: J 8-27 (Fuchs 4, Johnson 3, Ukestad), TM 8-23 (Azure 2, K. Keplin, L. Keplin, B. Keplin, Davis 1, Jeanotte 2). Rebounds: J 41 (Fuchs 7, Anderson 7, Wanzek 7), TM 43 (Parisien 8). Assists: J 17 (Fuchs 5), TM 17 (Parisien 5, L. Keplin 5). Fouls: J 18, TM 13. Turnovers: J 24, TM 13.