Jays earn road sweepEven with missing half of the first half, Kyra Dewald couldn’t be stopped. The Jamestown High School senior guard poured in a season-high 30 points as the fifth-ranked Blue Jays took control late in the second half to escape Belcourt with a 73-69 victory on Friday night.
By: By Jamestown Sun Staff, The Jamestown Sun
Even with missing half of the first half, Kyra Dewald couldn’t be stopped.
The Jamestown High School senior guard poured in a season-high 30 points as the fifth-ranked Blue Jays took control late in the second half to escape Belcourt with a 73-69 victory on Friday night.
Dewald, who had 12 of her team’s first 16 points, picked up two fouls midway through the first half, but returned with a vengeance in the second half. She finished with three 3-pointers in the game.
Another strong second-half performance came junior post Paige Peterson, who was held to only a single point in the first half. She rebounded with 12 points in the latter frame. Peterson and Dewald combined for 30 of their team’s 36 second-half points.
Billie Buchanan had 10 of her 12 in the first half, while McKayla Orr and Rebekah Horgan added eight and seven, respectively, for Jamestown, which saw Dewald hit 3-of-4 from the free-throw line in the final minute to close it out.
Turtle Mountain’s Whitney Wallette, who had 13 points, drained a meaningless 3-pointer at the buzzer. The Bravettes (2-2 West Region, 3-2 overall) were led by Winter Monette’s 18 points. Joee Keplin finished with 14.
The Blue Jays (3-0, 4-1 overall) host Devils Lake in a nonconference doubleheader on Tuesday.
Ashton Johnson had 17 points as the Jamestown High School boys basketball team rallied to a 71-67 victory over Turtle Mountain to get its first win of the year.
The Blue Jays (1-2 West Region, 1-4 overall) also received 13 points out of David Hanson and 10 each from Brandon Wagner and Nick Fuchs, who made a free throw in the final 10 seconds to make it a two-possession game.
The Blue Jays scored the first point of the game, but lost the lead shortly after and didn’t regain it until around the five-minute mark of the second half.
Wagner made a game-changing play late, as his team was leading 67-64 when he stepped to the line and made the first of his two free-throw attempts. He got his own rebound off the miss and sank the putback to give the Jays a 70-64 advantage.
Jalen Jeanotte, who followed Wagner’s big play with a 3-pointer, had a game-high 20 points. Tristan Keplin added 18.
Jamestown 73, Turtle Mountain 69
Jamestown 37 36 — 73
Turtle Mountain 37 32 — 69
Jamestown: Kyra Dewald 30, Paige Peterson 13, Billie Buchanan 12, McKayla Orr 8, Rebekah Horgan 7, Erin Mullowney 3.
TM: Winter Monette 18, Joee Keplin 14, Whitney Wallette 13, Shakiya Chase 6, Brooke DeCoteau 5, Dallas Davis 4, Ashley Davis 3, Madison Keplin 3, Gia Davis 2.
Jamestown 71, Turtle Mountain 67
Jamestown 32 39 — 71
Turtle Mountain 36 31 — 67
Note: Additional scoring not available.
Jamestown: Ashton Johnson 17, David Hanson 13, Brandon Wagner 10, Nich Fuchs 10.
Turtle Mountain: Jalen Jeanotte 20, Tristan Keplin 18, Kolton Keplin 12.