JC women put away LionsThere haven’t been many issues for the Jimmie women this season. But if you want to nit-pick, putting inferior teams away late in the game,would be a lingering issue. That was not the case Tuesday night, however.
By: By Dave Selvig, The Jamestown Sun, The Jamestown Sun
There haven’t been many issues for the Jimmie women this season.
But if you want to nit-pick, putting inferior teams away late in the game,would be a lingering issue. That was not the case Tuesday night, however.
Pesky Trinity Bible College hung with 11th-ranked Jamestown College for a half, but a dominating 44-7 second half resulted in a convincing 86-35 win for the Jimmies, their ninth in 10 games.
“The second half was better. That was more in line with what we were hoping for tonight,” said JC women’s coach Greg Ulland said. “Give them credit. They play hard. They keep coming at you. Defensively, we were just better in the second half.”
The Lions and coach Rachel Nowell went to the national tournament last season. They’re off to a 4-5 start this year and still trying to find their way.
“It’s a different team. It’s a learning process. We’re still trying to put things together,” said the fourth-year coach. “We knew this would be hard. They’re big, strong and obviously good.”
The Jimmies allowed just two made baskets in the second half on 27 attempts. All 10 players dressed logged at least 13 minutes.
Promising freshman Jessica Buck poured in 17 points off the bench in just 16 minutes.
“She’s just out there playing. She has a lot of untapped potential, but her talent is obvious,” Ulland said.
Junior point guard Hannah Steele also had 17 points, 15 coming on five 3s, one of which she banked in from halfcourt at the first-half buzzer.
“She’s put in a lot of extra time in the gym and it’s showing,” Ulland said.
Amber Ramlo added a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Jimmies, who are coming up on a much needed break. Morgan Mathison passed out a game-high seven assists.
“The season is so long. You need to have stretches like this where you can ease off them. Let them regroup mentally and physically,” Ulland said. “We need a break. It’s coming at a good time.”
Treva Nutter led the Lions with 11 points. Shianne Montgomery had 11 rebounds, while Barnes County North product SaraLi Petersen had four points off the bench.
“We’re not happy with the result, especially the second half,” Nowell said. “When you play games like this you can get exposed, and that happened to us. All we can do is go work on those areas and get better.”
Jamestown College 86, Trinity Bible College 35
Trinity Bible College 28 7 — 35
Jamestown College 42 44 — 86
Trinity Bible College: Kayla Droste 3, Shianne Montgomery 7, Treva Nutter 11, Kylie Flemmer 6, Aaren LaRose 3, SaraLi Petersen 4, Kelby Wiederhold 1. Totals: 12-54 FG, Three-pointers: 3-5 (LaRose, Flemmer, Montgomery), 8-13 FT, 36 Rebounds (Montgomery 10), 13 Fouls, 5 Assists (Nutter 2), 3 Blocked shots (Montgomery 2), 7 Steals (Flemmer 3).
Jamestown College: Amber Ramlo 10, Bridget Schuneman 8, Hannah Steele 17, Carly Jensen 6, Morgan Mathison 5, Maggie Seter 7, Chelsey Frydenlund 7, Jessica Buck 17, Kayla Roemmich 5, Megan Pold 2. Totals: 32-77 FG, Three-pointers: 11-26 (Steele 5, Jensen 2, Buck 2, Mathison, Seter), 11-15 FT, 57 Rebounds (Ramlo 12), 13 Fouls, 26 Assists (Mathison 7), 15 Turnovers, 9 Blocked shots (Buck 4, Ramlo 3), 15 Steals (Roemmich 3, Jensen 3, Steele 3).
Records: Jamestown College 9-1; Trinity Bible College 4-5.
Sun sports editor Dave Selvig can be reached at (701) 952-8460 or by email at email@example.com