Jimmies roll on: No. 18 JC dominates second half in win over Dakota StateThe night started with backup point guard Maggie Seter singing the national anthem and ended with a 36-point win for the Jimmies. Everything between was pretty good too, as 18th-ranked Jamestown College steamrolled Dakota State 85-49 in its final regular season home game Wednesday night at the Civic Center.
By: By Dave Selvig, The Jamestown Sun, The Jamestown Sun
The night started with backup point guard Maggie Seter singing the national anthem and ended with a 36-point win for the Jimmies.
Everything between was pretty good too, as 18th-ranked Jamestown College steamrolled Dakota State 85-49 in its final regular season home game Wednesday night at the Civic Center.
The Jimmies, who won for the 23rd time in 28 games, led 16-2 early and then dominated the second half to the tune of 48-21.
“We play so well together, that's the main thing for us,” said Kayla Roemmich, one of three seniors honored before the game. “We just care about winning. Nothing else really matters.”
Bridget Schuneman, the 1,000-point career scorer and Roemmich were two of three Jimmies in double figures with 21 and 12 points, respectively.
The final result was no surprise. The Trojans are 6-19 and will not qualify for the A.I.I. Tournament. It was the third win over Dakota State for the Jimmies, but holding any team under 50 is a feat.
“Defensively, I was really proud of the way we played,” JC coach Greg Ulland said. “You only give up 21 points in a half, that's not easy to do. I thought our effort and intensity was really good right to the end.”
The Trojans did make it close, for a little while.
They got within 41-37 early in the second half, but six minutes later it was 66-42.
“We get on those runs where it's like, “Wow, we look pretty good,'” Ulland said. “We have a chance to do something special. When we play like that, especially defensively, it makes a lot of things possible.”
The Jimmies dropped five spots in the latest NAIA top 25. They are aware of the rankings, but don't lose any sleep over it.
“We had a couple tough games where we didn't play up to our standards, so we notice the polls and what happens,” said Roemmich, who will jump right into track and field when the hoops season ends. “The main thing is just to take care of how we play. That's all we try to focus on.”
Hannah Steele had eight of the Jimmies' 22 assists. She also had nine points. Freshman Jessica Buck poured in 10 points in just six minutes. Megan Pold and Carly Jensen added eight each. Seter chipped in with five points and four assists on top of the singing.
The Jimmies close out the regular season Sunday at Mayville against the 20-3 Comets, who are up to No. 15 in the top 25. The winner of that one gets the No. 1 seed for the A.I.I. Tournament, which begins Feb. 22 at the Civic Center.
Jamestown College 85, Dakota State 49
Dakota State 28 21 — 49
Jamestown College 37 48 — 85
Dakota State: Jayda Swenson 7, Kylie Westover 7, Courtney Hamblin 7, Haley Stover 1, Courtney Hulstein 5, Kendra Lindlad 1, Julie Munson 5, Cassie Jacobsen 10, Alyson Drooger 9. 17-51 FG, Three-pointers: 5-19 (Jacobsen 2, Munson, Hulstein, Westover), 10-15 FT, 35 Rebounds (Jacobsen 8), 20 Fouls, 11 Assists (Westover 3), 29 Turnovers, 2 Blocked shots (Drooger, Rosberg), 7 Steals (Swenson 2).
Jamestown College: Amber Ramlo 2, Kayla Roemmich 12, Bridget Schuneman 21, Hannah Steele 9, Carly Jensen 8, Kadie Savage 2, Maggie Seter 5, Chelsey Frydenlund 2, Jordan Bridges 6, Jessica Buck 10, Megan Pold 8. Totals: 29-65 FG, Three-pointers: 5-12 (Jensen 2, Buck, Seter, Steele), 22-27 FT, 42 Rebounds (Bridges 8), 17 Fouls, 22 Assists (Steele 8), 13 Turnovers, 4 Blocked shots (Pold, Schuneman, Ramlo, Bridges), 12 Steals (Steele 5).
Records: Jamestown College 23-5; Dakota State 6-19.
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