Jays earn sweepJamestown High School swept Dickinson out of town Friday night. The Blue Jay girls led big early, then took control late to snap a four-game skid, while a furious late rally by the JHS boys overcame a monster night by Midget ace Joe Hanstad as Jamestown won its third straight game. The Blue Jays had not played since Dec. 21, but the wait was well worth it. They’re back at home today when Williston comes to town. In between games they’ll dedicate the gym floor to N.D. Sports Hall of Fame inductee and former coach Jerry Meyer.
Jamestown High School swept Dickinson out of town Friday night.
The Blue Jay girls led big early, then took control late to snap a four-game skid, while a furious late rally by the JHS boys overcame a monster night by Midget ace Joe Hanstad as Jamestown won its third straight game.
The Blue Jays had not played since Dec. 21, but the wait was well worth it.
They’re back at home today when Williston comes to town. In between games they’ll dedicate the gym floor to N.D. Sports Hall of Fame inductee and former coach Jerry Meyer.
JHS 81, Dickinson 74
Meyer certainly would have been impressed by the Blue Jays’ comeback.
Down 72-65 with less than five minutes to play, JHS outscored the Midgets 16-2 over the final four-plus minutes to hand Dickinson just its second loss of the season.
After Hanstad made it 72-65 Midgets, the Blue Jays caught fire.
Dylan Anderson and Danny Fischer ignited the rally with three-pointers and in just 60 seconds it was even at 72-all.
Fischer and Jordan Thoreson pumped in back-to-back baskets to give the Blue Jays the lead with 2:40 to play.
Once in front they stayed there, winning their third straight game and improving to 4-2 overall and 2-2 in the West.
Thoreson had another big game in the paint for the Blue Jays with 25 points and eight rebounds. Fischer and Matt Johnson combined for 30 points with 16 and 14, respectively.
The Blue Jays torched the Midgets in the second half, making 17 of their 23 shots en route to a 50-point half.
Hanstad, the favorite for Mr. Basketball this year, poured in 44 points, needing just 32 shots. But nobody else had more than 11 for the Midgets.
JHS 56, Dickinson 50
Sophomore Kyra Dewald scored 21 points as the JHS girls snapped their four-game losing streak.
It was a game of runs for both teams, but the Blue Jays had the last one to pull away for their first West Region win.
The Blue Jays scored the first 12 points of the game, but Dickinson erased the fast start and eventually led 19-18 later in the opening half.
The Blue Jays regained control and took a 35-26 lead into the break, scoring 17 of the last 24 points of the half.
Jamestown never trailed in the second half.
The Midgets, who are winless at 0-5, got within 41-38 with 6:20 left, but the Blue Jays (2-4, 1-3) went on a 10-4 run and held on the rest of the way.
Dewald scored 15 of her 21 points in the second half. The Blue Jays were outscored 24-21 in the second half.
Dickinson made four more field goals, but the Blue Jays made 18 of their 23 free throws, which was the difference.
The Midgets took just 12 free throws, and missed eight of them.
Jess Herauf scored 21 of the Midgets’ 50 points.
Nine Blue Jays scored. Lexi Sveum and Niki Schmitz each had seven points.
Jamestown 56, Dickinson 50
Dickinson 26 24 — 50
Jamestown 35 21 — 56
Dickinson — Paige Biederstedt 5, Rachel Schroeder 2, Ali Moody 5, Jess Herauf 21, Ally Hoffman 11, Katie Hewson 2, Taylor Cooper 4. Totals: 21-50 FG, Three-pointers: 4-8 (Herauf 2, Biederstedt, Moody), 4-12 FT, 30 Rebounds (Moody 5), 23 Fouls, 17 Assists (Herauf 4), 26 Turnovers, 14 Steals (Herauf 2, Hoffman 2).
Jamestown — Kyra Dewald 21, Jade Lind 3, Julie Fuchs 5, Sophie Steinmetz 2, Kayla Thoele 4, Lexi Sveum 7, Melissa McMillan 5, Shelby Eamon 2, Niki Schmitz 7. Totals: 17-60 FG, Three-pointers: 4-11 (Sveum, Dewald, McMillan, Fuchs), 18-23 FT, 37 Rebounds (Schmitz 8), 19 Fouls, 16 Assists (Dewald 4, McMillan 4), 23 Steals (Dewald 4).
Records: Jamestown 2-4 overall, 1-3 West Region; Dickinson 0-5 overall, 0-3 West Region.
Jamestown 81, Dickinson 74
Dickinson 36 38 — 74
Jamestown 31 50 — 81
Dickinson — Nick Lupo 2, Jesse Kessel 11, Joe Hanstad 44, Jay Emmerich 2, Nate Moody 5, Tyrell Parker 10. Totals: 29-64 FG, Three-pointers: 5-20 (Hanstad 4, Kessel), 11-17 FT, 31 Rebounds (Hanstad 10), 22 Fouls, 8 Assists (Moody 3), 13 Turnovers, 2 Blocked shots (Lupo, Moody), 10 Steals (Hanstad 3).
Jamestown — Danny Fischer 16, Kasey Gengler 5, Matt Johnson 14, Chase Marker 4, Dylan Anderson 7, Jordan Lynch 2, Nate Willer 8, Jordan Thoreson 25. Totals: 29-53 FG, Three-pointers: 4-14 (Fischer 2, Johnson, Anderson), 19-30 FT, 31 Rebounds (Thoreson 8), 13 Fouls, 16 Assists (Fischer 5), 12 Turnovers, 7 Steals (Fischer 4).
Records: Jamestown 4-2 overall, 2-2 West Region; Dickinson 3-2 overall, 1-2 West Region.