Jimmie men fall to Comets in OTThe rollercoaster ride that has been the season for the Jimmie men continued Thursday night. Down for the entire game, Taylor Newton hit a game-tying 3-pointer at the buzzer. But overtime belonged primarily to the Comets as they hung on for a 72-66 win at the Civic Center.
By: By Dave Selvig, The Jamestown Sun, The Jamestown Sun
The rollercoaster ride that has been the season for the Jimmie men continued Thursday night.
Down for the entire game, Taylor Newton hit a game-tying 3-pointer at the buzzer. But overtime belonged primarily to the Comets as they hung on for a 72-66 win at the Civic Center.
The loss was a perplexing one for the Jimmies, who had won three straight after dropping six in a row, including wins over ranked Valley City State and Dakota State, which was getting votes in the poll, last wekend.
“I don’t know if we respected them, or if we just disrespected the game of basketball. Whatever the case, this was just totally unacceptable,” JC men’s basketball coach Justin Wieck said. “I don’t care what their record is, they can play and we made that perfectly clear to our guys.
“We had some success last weekend. I was interested to see how we would handle it and clearly we did not handle it the right way.”
Mayville State entered the game just 5-15, but led from the get-go until Newton gave the Jimmies new life at the horn.
“Give them credit. They played really hard. They’ve got good players and they did a much better job than we did tonight,” Wieck said. “They deserved to win the game.”
After forcing OT, Mark Hoge hit the first hoop of the extra session, seemingly setting up the Jimmies for a come-from-behind victory.
But it was not to be as Austin Emerson hit a 3-ball and then Steven Ivory Jr. scored six straight points as the Comets took a commanding 67-61 edge with 95 seconds remaining.
“It’s similar to after we beat Minot State, everybody starting thinking we were a good team or something, then we lost a few in a row,” Wieck said. “Last weekend, we had a couple really nice wins, then we come out and play like this. Clearly, we didn’t learn from that. Hopefully we’ll learn from this. … We’ll see.”
Hoge finished with 14 points, five rebounds, five assists and two steals to lead the Jimmies (10-13). Davon Thomas added 14, but played just 25 minutes due to foul trouble. Jesse Behm provided a second-half spark with 10 points off the bench.
Steve Ivory Jr. led all scorers in the game with 23 points for the Comets.
Mayville State 72, Jamestown College 66, OT
Mayville State 27 30 15 — 72
Jamestown College 21 36 9 — 66
Mayville State: Cody Coauette 11, Adam Edwards 8, Steve Ivory Jr. 23, Austin Emerson 19, Dexter Elliot 5, James Herr 3, Sam Hyman 3. Totals: 25-48 FG, Three-pointers: 7-15 (Emerson 5, Herr, Hyman), 15-22 FT, 28 Rebounds (Edwards 11). 16 Fouls, 12 Assists (Coauette 3, Ivory Jr. 3), 19 Turnovers, 5 Steals (Edwards 3).
Jamestown College: Breshion Tucker 6, Taylor Newton 9, Mark Hoge 14, Davon Thomas 14, Andre Maund 3, Jared Sutherland 8), Beny Collins 2, Jesse Behm 10. Totals: 24-53, Three-pointers: 6-19 (Newton 2, Hoge 2, Tucker, Maund), 12-14 FT, 29 Rebounds (Sutherland 8), 21 Fouls, 13 Assists (Sutherland 6, Hoge 5), 17 Turnovers, 2 Blocked shots (Sutherland 2), 8 Steals (Hoge 3).
Records: Jamestown College 10-12; Mayville State 5-15.
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