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Jamestown's Jory Mullen, right, and Marina Nowak attempt to get a rebound Saturday with Dordt's Erika Feenstra. John M. Steiner / The Sun

Bryn Woodside was apparently just warming up Friday.

The Jimmies' senior point guard followed up a 25-point effort in a win over Northwestern College with a new career-high 28 points Saturday against Dordt. Woodside buried four 3-pointers, dished out eight assists and swiped four steals to lead University of Jamestown to a 90-63 victory over the Defenders.

"She's playing at a whole different level," Jimmie women's basketball coach Greg Ulland said of Woodside. "I think Tuesday night was a good motivating factor for her, that she wasn't going to allow this team to be able to fall into any type of slump."

The ninth-ranked Jimmies fell to eighth-ranked Dakota Wesleyan by 18 points Halloween night in Mitchell, S.D., after a lackluster performance on the boards.

"Bryn put it on her shoulders and took care of it, and that's what you want out of a senior leader," Ulland said.

Plenty of Jimmies found success against the Defenders. The team put 13 players into the scoring column and 12 athletes teamed up to produce 41 rebounds.

Allison Jablonsky also nailed four 3-pointers and scored 17 points. Paige Emmel hit double figures as well with 13 points, helping the Jimmies outscore the Defenders each quarter.

Jamestown will face its toughest opponent yet, on paper, Friday at Newman Arena. The Jimmies play third-ranked Concordia University (Neb.) at 5:30 p.m.

The Bulldogs are the defending Great Plains Athletic Association regular season and tournament champions, and earned a national tournament semifinal berth last season.

"We're still trying to find an identity, and we're still in the process of figuring out what's going to be good for us," Ulland said. "I like where we are at right now, but by no means are we a finished product."

Jamestown 90, Dordt College 63

DC 14 16 16 17 -- 63

UJ 22 20 25 23 -- 90

DC—Erika Feenstra 18, Annie Rhinesmith 14, Rachel Evavold 12, Payton Harmsen 6, Siennah Stamness 5, Ebby Prewitt 2, Baylee Tetzlaff 2, Steffi Cunard 2. Totals: 22-58 FG, 13-19 FT, 6-20 3-pointers (Feenstra 2, Harmsen 2, Rhinesmith 2), 43 Rebounds (Rhinesmith 7, Evavold 7), 5 blocks (Evavold 3), 6 Steals (Stamness 3), 9 Assists (Rhinesmith 5), 17 Fouls, 21 Turnovers.

UJ—Bryn Woodside 28, Allison Jablonsky 14, Paige Emmel 13, McKayla Orr 8, Paige Schmidt 5, Marina Nowak 5, Jory Mullen 4, Emma Stoehr 3, Jenna Doyle 3, Mackensi Higlin 2, Mackenzie Sparby 2, Courtney Mosloski 2, Mercedes Baumgartner 1. Totals: 35-78 FG, 5-13 FT, 15-34 3-pointers (Jablonsky 4, Woodside 4, Emmel 3, Orr 2, Stoehr, Schmidt), 41 Rebounds (Doyle 7, Nowak 7), 5 Blocks (Doyle 2), 7 Steals (Woodside 3), 19 Assists (Woodside 8), 19 Fouls, 13 Turnovers)

Records: Jamestown 4-1; Dordt 1-2.

Michael Savaloja

Hometown: Churchs Ferry, N.D.; College: North Dakota

A recipient of the NDHSCA Award of Merit, Savaloja has been reporting sports for The Sun since 2008.

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