Jimmies win 22ndThe Jimmies hope to be playing for another month or so.
By: Dave Selvig, The Jamestown Sun, The Jamestown Sun
The Jimmies hope to be playing for another month or so.
South Dakota Mines, meanwhile, is done, and the Hardrockers played with a Game 7 feel Sunday, but the Jimmies withstood it in a 72-58 victory.
“We knew they’d come in here and fight to the end, and they did,” JC coach Greg Ulland said. “It wasn’t easy, but it was a solid effort.”
It was a more typical effort as well for the 22-5 Jimmies after Wednesday night’s 48-point outing against Valley City State.
The Jimmies’ 72-point total was the 11th time in 12 games since New Year’s they’ve score more than 70 points.
“We got the shots we wanted. We got Bridget (Schuneman) a lot of touches,” Ulland said. “I thought we executed pretty well.”
Schuneman had a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds in less than 18 minutes on the floor.
She was one of 10 Jimmies to score. Hannah Steele (13) and Carly Jensen (10) were in double figures. Steele also had six assists.
Two JC runs essentially were the difference.
Amber Ramlo started a 9-2 Jimmie run to close the first half and Kadie Savage finished it to push the lead to 39-28 at the half.
The Hardrockers got within 40-37 early in the second half, but the next 14 points were all scored by the Jimmies, including a pair of jumpers by Jordan Bridges.
“We made a couple nice runs. That’s something we do when we’re playing well. They tend to start on the defensive end when we’re getting stops,” Ulland said.
It was the second win for the Jimmies over South Dakota Mines, which remains without a conference since its move to NCAA Division II. The Hardrockers, who were led by Katie Strandholm’s 21 points, finish the season with only 25 games played and a 14-11 record.
The 13th-ranked Jimmies have two games remaining. They host Dakota Sate Wednesday night. Sunday’s game at Mayville State looms large with the winner of that one getting the No. 1 seed for the upcoming Association of Independent Institutions tournament, which will be held at the Civic Center Feb. 22-24.
“We want to build momentum,” Ulland said. “It’s that time of the year.”
Jamestown College 72, South Dakota Mines 58
South Dakota Mines 28 30 — 58
Jamestown College 39 32 — 72
South Dakota Mines — Katie Strandholm 21, Alexis Long 2, Alexia Mader 2, Renae Waters 2, Hillary Hawkins 8, Devyn Asche 13, Briana Huggins 4, Jordan Needens 6. Totals: 21-70 FG, Three-pointers: 1-16 (Asche), 15-20 FT, 36 Rebounds (Needens 10), 25 Fouls (Strandholm 5), 5 Assists (Long 3), 18 Turnovers, 1 Blocked shot (Asche), 11 Steals (Asche 4).
Jamestown College — Amber Ramlo 6, Bridget Schuneman 16, Hannah Steele 13, Carly Jensen 10, Moran Mathison 5, Kadie Savage 4, Chelsey Frydenlund 6, Jordan Bridges 7, Kayla Roemmich 3, Megan Pold 2. Totals: 21-53 FG, Three-pointers: 4-16 (Jensen 2, Ramlo, Frydenlund), 26-35 FT, 49 Rebounds (Schuneman 10), 22 Fouls (Roemmich 5), 10 Assists (Steele 6), 24 Turnovers, 5 Blocked shots (Pold 2, Ramlo 2), 9 Steals (Steele 3).
Records: Jamestown College 22-5; South Dakota Mines 14-11.
Sun sports writer Dave Selvig can be reached at (701) 952-8460 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org