Braves beat Blue JaysMandan made seven of nine three-point shots in the second half to pile up 51 points en route to a 76-60 win over the Blue Jays Thursday night. A shootout broke out over the final 18 minutes after an ugly first half left the scored tied at 25-all heading into the break.
By: Sun Staff, The Jamestown Sun
Mandan made seven of nine three-point shots in the second half to pile up 51 points en route to a 76-60 win over the Blue Jays Thursday night.
A shootout broke out over the final 18 minutes after an ugly first half left the scored tied at 25-all heading into the break.
The Blue Jays led 50-49 with eight minutes and change to play thanks to the hot shooting of senior Melissa McMillan, who bombed in five of her seven triples in the second half. McMillan finished with a game-high 23 points for Jamestown, which fell to 4-5 in the West Region and 5-6 overall.
After the Blue Jays took the lead, the Braves responded, scoring the next 11 points to regain control.
The Braves, who upped their region mark to 8-1 with the win, had three players in double figures, and it was a three-ball from Steph Pederson that pushed their lead to 60-50 with 6:15 to play.
Mic Longtin led the Braves with 19 points. Pederson added 18 and Anna Helmers 15.
Lexi Sveum added 11 points for the Blue Jays, who scored the first five points of the game. Kyra Dewald chipped in with 10.
Mandan’s pressure forced the Blue Jays into a whopping 27 turnovers, but JHS did score 35 points in the second half.
The Blue Jays are back on the road Saturay heading back west to face the Bismarck Demons (6-4).
Mandan 76, Jamestown 60
Jamestown 25 35 — 60
Mandan 25 51 — 76
Jamestown — Kyra Dewald 10, Julie Fuchs 6, Kayla Thoele 2, Lexi Sveum 11, Melissa McMillan 23, Shelby Eamon 5, Niki Schmitz 3. Totals: Not made available.
Mandan — Mic Longtin 19, Taylor Miller 2, Amber Riopelle 4, Anna Helmers 15, Steph Pederson 18, Elizabeth Meyer 9, Mckayla Howlingwolf 3. Totals: Not made available.
Records: Mandan 8-1 West Region, 9-3 overall; Jamestown 4-5 West Region, 5-6 overall.