Jimmies sweep MinesStop 1 of the long South Dakota trip was a winner for the Jimmies. The JC women overcame a slow start to hold off South Dakota Mines with a big second half, while the Jimmie men torched the Hardrockers early and controlled all 40 minutes. The tougher half of the trip is tonight in Spearfish against Black Hills State — both Yellow Jackets teams are ranked in the top 10.
Stop 1 of the long South Dakota trip was a winner for the Jimmies.
The JC women overcame a slow start to hold off South Dakota Mines with a big second half, while the Jimmie men torched the Hardrockers early and controlled all 40 minutes.
The tougher half of the trip is tonight in Spearfish against Black Hills State — both Yellow Jackets teams are ranked in the top 10.
JC 74, S.D. Mines 67
The Jimmie women overcame a ragged first-half to torch the Hardrockers for 50 second-half points to earn their first DAC road win of the season.
The Jimmies improved to 12-3 overall and 2-1 in the DAC, playing their first game since Dec. 19.
“It’s so huge to be able to come down here and get a win,” coach Greg Ulland said. “It’s not the easiest place to play for a number of reasons. Any road win in the DAC is a good one.”
The Jimmies trailed 13-8 early, but slowly got out front and led 24-21 at the break.
There was nothing slow about the second half, and as usual freshman point guard Hannah Steele led the charge.
The second half turned into a shootout as the two teams combined for 96 second-half points.
“In the second half we just kept doing what we do, it’s just that our shots were dropping more,” Ulland said. “Defensively in the first half I thought we were pretty solid, holding them to 21 points.
“The second half both teams kind of got it going, but we were able to make enough plays down the stretch.”
Williams had 20 points, five assists and five rebounds.
“The ball is in her hands a lot and she does a really good job making good decisions,” Ulland said.
Bridget Schuneman had a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Amber Ramlo had 11 rebounds and scored all nine of her points in the second half.
JC 78, S.D. Mines 58
The Jimmie men came out firing on all cylinders.
The Jimmies (13-4, 2-1) scored the first eight points of the game and needed just five minutes to build a 24-10 lead.
They never trailed in the game as they won their third straight and are 8-1 in their last nine.
The Jimmies made eight of their 13 first-half three-pointers in building the huge bulge.
They cooled in the second half, but led by as many as 28 (61-33) with still 13:20 to play.
The Hardrockers (8-8, 0-2) got within 15 (63-48) on a 15-2 second-half run, but they got no closer as the Jimmies notched a key DAC road win.
Chris Lawrence led a balanced JC attack with 19 points. Jacquez Williams continued his strong play off the bench with 16 points, including four threes. Travis Burley had another double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Byron Jones hit for 12 points and dished out five assists.
Jamestown College 74, South Dakota Mines 67
Jamestown College 24 50 — 74
South Dakota Mines 21 46 — 67
Jamestown College — Megan Williams 5, Hannah Steele 20, Carly Jensen 8, Megan Larson 3, Casey Geffre 5, Nicole Ahlers 2, Kayla Roemmich 5, Amber Ramlo 9, Bridget Schuneman 17. Totals: 24-62 FG, Three-pointers: 7-25, 47 Rebounds (Schuneman 11, Ramlo 11), 22 Turnovers.
South Dakota Mines — Justin Blade 6, Silke Forstmann 2, Ariel Granillo 13, Shalane Hampp 2, Hilary Hawkins 10, Jerika Ihnen 8, Janelle Strampe 3, Renae Waters 2. Totals: 23-61 FG, Three-pointers: 7-27, 31 Rebounds (Hawkins 10), 19 Turnovers.
Records: Jamestown College 2-1 Dakota Athletic Conference, 12-3 overall; South Dakota Mines 0-2 DAC, 6-10 DAC.
Jamestown College 78, South Dakota Mines 58
Jamestown College 42 36 — 78
South Dakota Mines 26 32 — 58
Jamestown College — Chris Lawrence 19, Byron Jones 12, B.J. Mertens 3, Jacquez Williams 16, Travis Burley 15, Mark Hoge 2, Brandon Robbins 2, C.J. Peeters 3. Totals: 27-55 FG, Three-pointers: 12-27, 12-17 FT, 38 Rebounds (Burley 11), 17 Turnovers.
South Dakota Mines — Scott May 10, Lucas Nolan 3, Nathan Jacobson 4, James Dean 3, Tanner Friesen 8, Michael Dietz 10, Caleb Shockman 8, Kyle Doerr 11, Jordan Schmitz 1. Totals: 17-47 FG, Three-pointers: 17-47 FG, 18-27 FT, 31 Rebounds (Doerr 6), 17 Turnovers.
Records: Jamestown College 2-1 DAC, 13-4 overall; South Dakota Mines 0-2 DAC, 8-8 overall.
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