Top offenses to square offThe top two scoring girls basketball teams in the West Region square off tonight at the JHS gym. Turtle Mountain (4-7 West, 6-7 overall) is in town to face the Blue Jays, who have not played since knocking off Bismarck one week ago.
By: By Jamestown Sun Staff, The Jamestown Sun
The top two scoring girls basketball teams in the West Region square off tonight at the JHS gym.
Turtle Mountain (4-7 West, 6-7 overall) is in town to face the Blue Jays, who have not played since knocking off Bismarck one week ago.
Jamestown is 7-4 overall and 5-3 in the region and trailing only Turtle Mountain (66.5) in scoring. The Blue Jays, led by the West’s top scorers — Kyra Dewald at 21.1 points per game — are good for 64 points per game.
The Braves are carried by Whitney Wallette, who nearly averages a double-double at 18.8 points and 9.75 rebounds per game.
Jamestown has the top rebounder — Paige Peterson 11.73 rpg — and the leader in assists — McKayla Orr 4.55 apg — in the conference.
The Blue Jay boys have just two wins, but one of them is over the winless Braves (0-11, 0-13). Still, Turtle Mountain has one of the top players in the region in Tristan Keplin, averaging 17.9 points and 7.29 rebounds per game.
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The Blue Jay wrestling team takes the No. 1 132-pounder (Jaden Horsted) and the top-ranked 152-pounder — unbeaten Zane Braun — to the West Region meet today in Minot.
The Blue Jays missed out on the team duals at next week’s state meet, but are ranked 10th as a team heading into today’s action.
Paxton Mewes holds the No. 6 spot in the state rankings at 113.
The top eight finishers in each weight class advance to the state meet next weekend at the Fargodome.
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The Jamestown College basketball teams return to action on Sunday at the Civic Center.
Both games should be entertaining.
The 13th-ranked Jimmie women are coming off a bad shooting game against Valley City State on Wednesday. They suffered just their fifth loss in 26 games.
The Jimmies (21-5) defeated South Dakota Mines in Rapid City Jan. 11. The Hardrockers (14-9) have been hot of late, though. They had won five straight before losing to Southwest Minnesota State of the NSIC on Tuesday.
The Jimmie men (12-15) are coming off an overtime win over No. 19 Valley City State on Wednesday. Jamestown College blew a 12-point second half lead, then won it in overtime to beat the Vikings for the second time in three games.
The Hardrockers (16-7) rolled in the earlier meeting, winning 68-39, but the Jimmies were without leading scorers Mark Hoge and Davon Thomas for that one. Sunday’s action begins at 2 p.m. with the women’s game.