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Jimmie Basketball: Men drop conference opener

University of Jamestown junior guard Kevin Oberweiser (left) looks to fire up a shot Friday night in Madison, S.D. Sean Johnson / For The Sun1 / 2
University of Jamestown's Mercedes Baumgartner (left) looks to attack Dakota State's defense on Friday in Madison, S.D. Sean Johnson / For The Sun2 / 2

University of Jamestown men's basketball was dealt a blow Friday night at DSU Fieldhouse in Madison, S.D.

The 18th-ranked Jimmies' hot outside shooting was cooled by Dakota State to open North Star Athletic Association conference play. The Trojan's 6-foot-9 junior Justin Folkers scored a game-high 24 points to lead Dakota State to a 69-61 victory over Jamestown.

Jamestown converted just 6 of 26 from beyond 3-point range and its two outside heavy hitters to this point struggled. Junior guard Kevin Oberweiser went 0-for-5 from downtown and senior Sam Johnson converted just 1 of 6 on a night the Jimmies shot under 40 percent total (25 of 65) from the field.

But the contest was tight throughout. A Brendon Boomsma trey highlighted a 5-0 spurt by the Trojans to end the first half in favor of the home team by five at 34-29.

The Jimmies fought back to tie the game at 52-52 with 8 minutes, 41 seconds to play in the second half after trailing by as many as six. But Jamestown was unable to muster a lead.

Trailing 58-56 with 4:47 remaining, Dakota State rifled off an 11-5 run to finish the game.

Senior post Leighton Sampson led the Jimmies (9-3, 0-1 NSAA) with 18 points and eight rebounds. Jamestown has a quick turnaround today with a 5 p.m. tipoff at Mayville State (5-2, 1-0 NSAA).

The Trojans, who received votes in the latest top 25 coaches' poll, notched their sixth win in 10 games.

Jimmies 101, Dakota St. 54

There was no mistaking the better team during the women's matchup.

The eighth-ranked Jimmies put 13 players into the scoring column, with nine teaming up to nail 11 3-pointers, and received 55 points off the bench in a 47-point rout over the Trojans to open conference play.

Jamestown leaders emerged all over the court. Jory Mullen led the Jimmies in scoring with a career-high 18 points, Jenna Doyle smacked away seven of the Jimmies' nine blocks and Bryn Woodside and Mackensi Higlin each finished with a team-high four assists.

The Lady Trojans (3-8) were outrebounded 45-31 and committed 27 turnovers.

The competition gets more stout for the Jimmies (10-2) today at 16th-ranked Mayville State. Tipoff is at 3 p.m.

Men

(RV) Dakota State 69, (18) Jamestown 61

UJ 29 32 -- 61

DS 34 25 -- 69

UJ—Leighton Sampson 18, Jon Purintun 10, Jack Talley 8, Ben Weisbeck 6, Brady Birch 6, Sam Johnson 5, Jace Allard 3, Christian Kvilvang 3, Kevin Oberweiser 2. Totals: 25-65 FG, 5-8 FT, 6-26 3-pointers (Talley 2, Allard, Kvilvang, Johnson, Purintun), 36 Rebounds (Sampson 8), 0 Blocks, 5 Steals, 16 Assists (Oberweiser 4), 13 Fouls (Purintun), 14 Turnovers.

DS—Justin Folkers 24, Kevin Daniels 11, Bobby Farquah 10, Keeon Johnson 10, Brendon Boomsma 6, Maurice Arrington 4, Josh McGreal 2, Falcon Albers 2. Totals: 28-55 FG, 7-9 FT, 6-19 3-pointers (Folkers 2, Boomsma 2, Daniels, Johnson), 35 Rebounds (Folkers 8, Johnson 8), 1 Block, 10 Steals (Johnson 4), 18 Assists (Daniels 5), 8 Fouls, 14 Turnovers.

Records: Dakota State 6-4, 1-0 NSAA. Jamestown 9-3, 0-1 NSAA.

Women

(8) Jamestown 101, Dakota State 54

UJ 36 56 81 101

DS 12 25 44 54

UJ—Jory Mullen 18, Allison Jablonsky 11, Marina Nowak 11, Courtney Mosloski 10, Bryn Woodside 8, Jenna Doyle 8, McKayla Orr 7, Mackensi Higlin 6, Paige Emmel 5, Lissy McCulloch 5, Mercedes Baumgartner 5, Emma Stoehr 4, Paige Schmidt 3. Totals: 40-81 FG, 10-15 FT, 11-29 3-pointers: (Jablonsky 2, Mullen 2, Woodside, Orr, Emmel, McCulloch, Baumgartner, Stoehr, Schmidt), 45 Rebounds (Mosloski 9), 9 Blocks (Doyle 7), 18 Steals (Orr 4), 25 Assists (Woodside 4, Higlin 4), 18 Fouls, 14 Turnovers.

DS (leaders)—Raven Patton 11, Britley Plautz 10, Leach Marsh 9. Totals: 19-50 FG, 14-18 FT, 2-9 3-pointers, 31 Rebounds (Plautz 6), 4 Blocks, 7 Steals, 10 Assists, 18 Fouls, 27 turnovers.

Records: Jamestown 10-2, 1-0 NSAA. Dakota State 3-8, 0-1 NSAA.

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