Jimmie men top NorthwesternA big second half lifted the 22nd-ranked Jamestown College men to their first win of the season. The Jimmies used a 15-1 second-half run to key their 80-64 win over Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa Friday night. The Jimmies improved to 1-1, while the Red Raiders dropped to 1-1. The women’s game was all Northwestern as the defending NAIA champions cruised, 98-66.
A big second half lifted the 22nd-ranked Jamestown College men to their first win of the season.
The Jimmies used a 15-1 second-half run to key their 80-64 win over Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa Friday night.
The Jimmies improved to 1-1, while the Red Raiders dropped to 1-1.
The women’s game was all Northwestern as the defending NAIA champions cruised, 98-66.
The Jimmies are back in action tonight against Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa.
After a back-and-forth first half, the Jimmies took control early in the final 20 minutes.
Up 42-21, C.J. Peeters started the 15-1 JC spurt with a three-pointer. Later, Jacquez Williams followed with an old-fashioned three-point play to push the JC lead to 51-41 on a 9-0 run.
Peeters followed with back-to-back baskets, the first another three-ball to push the Jimmies’ lead to 57-42, capping the 15-1 run.
They kept pouring it on.
Byron Jones pushed the lead all the way up to 20 (68-48) with a three-pointer with less than eight minutes to go and the Jimmies never looked back.
Statistics on Friday night’s men’s game were not made available at press time.
No. 1-ranked Northwestern looked every bit the part in rolling past the Jimmies, 98-66.
It was the first game of the season that counted in the standings for both teams. The Jimmies went 1-2 in three exhibition contests.
The defending NAIA national champions put the game out of reach right after halftime, scoring 17 of the first 20 points after the break to turn a 44-29 halftime lead into a 61-32 advantage with 13 minutes left.
The Red Raiders returned four starters off last season’s team, and never trailed in Friday’s game.
Becca Hurley and Kendra De Jong combined for 44 points for the deep Red Raiders with 22 points each.
Kami Kuhlman added 16 points and Cal Kleinjan hit for 15.
The Jimmies, who beat the Red Raiders in Jamestown early last season, have five new starters.
Amber Ramlo was the only JC player in double figures with 12 points. She also had five rebounds. Megan Williams, Casey Geffre and Bridget Schuneman each added seven points.
Northwestern’s pressure bothered the Jimmies all game as they finished with 28 turnovers. The veteran Red Raiders gave it away just 13 times.
Jamestown College 80, Northwestern 64
Jamestown College 39 41 — 80
Northwestern 35 29 — 64
Individual statistics were not made available at press time.
Records: Jamestown College 1-1, Northwestern College 1-1.
Northwestern 98, Jamestown College 66
Jamestown College 29 37 — 66
Northwestern 44 54 — 98
Jamestown College — Megan Williams 7, Hannah Steele 5, Carly Jensen 5, Megan Larson 2, Kelli Olmscheid 4, Casey Geffre 7, Molly Artz 3, Krista Shaikoski 5, Jackie Hust 3, Kayla Roemmich 5, Amber Ramlo 12, Amy Stoa 1, Bridget Schuneman 7. Totals; 20-60 FG, Three-pointers: 7-28, 19-28 FT, 30 Rebounds (Ramlo 5), 28 Turnovers.
Northwestern — Mel Babcock 8, Kendra De Jong 22, Becca Hurley 22, Val Kleinjan 15, Kami Kuhlmann 16, Smart 8, Kleinsasser 3, Kristin Neth 3. Totals: 39-66 FG, Three-pointers: 10-18, 10-18 FT, 31 Rebounds (Babcock 7), 13 Turnovers.
Records: Northwestern 1-0; Jamestown College 0-1.
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