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Jimmies sweep Blue Hawks

Whatever was said at halftime in the Jimmie men's locker room Thursday at Dickinson State University worked.

University of Jamestown scored 49 points after the break, overcoming a 34-29 deficit to sink the Blue Hawks 78-71. The win avenged an earlier 79-72 loss to Dickinson State, which is receiving votes in the NAIA top 25 coaches' poll.

"I thought we came out and we played hard in the first half, but we didn't play smart," Jimmie men's basketball coach Danny Neville said. "In the second half we played hard, but we also played smart."

Jamestown's 6-foot-6 senior Leighton Sampson posted 19 points in the game. Junior Kevin Oberweiser sank three triples and posted 15 points, while sophomore Carter Keller came off the bench and produced 12 points and six rebounds for the Jimmies.

The Blue Hawks outrebounded the Jimmies 49-36, led by a pair of double-doubles from Marcus White (16 points, 15 rebounds) and Ryan Clark (12 points, 11 rebounds). But Jamestown shot nearly 44 percent in the game (27 of 62) and limited Dickinson State to 4 of 19 from beyond 3-point range.

Jamestown (18-7, 7-5 NSAA) has now won nine of its last 12 games and has another big test Saturday at Harold Newman Arena. The Jimmies host 22nd-ranked Mayville State (14-6, 7-4) at 5 p.m.

The Comets topped the Jimmies 80-66 in Mayville on Dec. 2.

"This is a big win for us, but we have to come back and we have to sweep this weekend," Neville said. "We gotta just come out and play hard. Our two things tonight was play hard and be tough, and I thought we did both of those and came out with the win."

Jimmies 84, Blue Hawks 51

The sixth-ranked Jimmie women's basketball team put away its game against the Blue Hawks after halftime.

Leading by 15 at the break, Jamestown outpaced Dickinson State 27-9 in the third and eventually led by as many as 36 points. Senior guard Bryn Woodside made four 3-pointers and scored a game-high 18 points for the Jimmies.

Jamestown outrebounded the Blue Hawks 44-25, shot nearly 50 percent from the field (34 of 69) and forced 21 Dickinson State turnovers. The Jimmies' McKayla Orr recorded four steals, as the Blue Hawks dropped their 12th-straight game.

The Jimmies play 25th-ranked Mayville State at 3 p.m. on Saturday at Harold Newman Arena.

Men

Jamestown 78, (RV) Dickinson State 71

UJ 29 49 -- 78

DS 34 37 -- 71

UJ—Leighton Sampson 19, Kevin Oberweiser 15, Carter Keller 12, Jon Purintun 10, Jack Talley 9, Sam Johnson 8, Christian Kvilvang 5. Totals: 27-62 FG, 15-22 FT, 9-23 3-pointers (Oberweiser 3, Johnson 2, Keller 2, Kvilvang, Talley), 36 Rebounds (Sampson 6, Keller 6), 4 Blocks (Purintun 2), 6 Steals, 10 Assists (Oberweiser 4), 17 Fouls, 11 Turnovers.

DS—Marcus White 16, Ryan Clark 12, Austin Payne 11, Jerry Shelvin 9, Terrell Buler 8, Konner Goettsch 8, Akeem Williams 4, Carter Gallo 3. Totals: 27-68 FG, 13-22 FT, 4-19 3-pointers (Goettsch 2, Shelvin, Williams), 49 Rebounds (White 15, Clark 11), 5 Blocks (Payne 3), 7 Steals, 13 Assists, 21 Fouls, 14 Turnovers.

Records: Jamestown 18-7, 7-5 NSAA. Dickinson State 12-9, 8-4 NSAA.

Women

(6) Jamestown 84, Dickinson State 51

UJ 25 44 71 84

DS 19 29 38 51

UJ—Bryn Woodside 18, McKayla Orr 13, Jory Mullen 12, Marina Nowak 12, Jenna Doyle 10, Paige Emmel 6, Mackenzie Sparby 4, Courtney Mosloski 4, Allison Jablonsky 3, Lissy McCulloch 2. Totals: 34-69 FG, 7-8 FT, 9-24 3-pointers (Woodside 4, Emmel 2, Orr, Mullen, Jablonsky), 44 Rebounds (Doyle 9), 6 Blocks (Doyle 6), 12 Steals (Orr 7), 16 Assists (Orr 4), 17 Fouls, 16 Turnovers.

DS—Chelsey Borden 16, Riley Helmick 7, Jennifer Burnham 7, Karen Hopkins 6, Madison Hansen 6, Natalee Hafer 6, Tarissa Phipps 2, Isidora Tasovic 1. 22-56 FG, 3-5 FT, 4-16 3-pointers (Hafer 2, Helmick, Burnham), 25 Rebounds (Hansen 6), 3 Blocks (Hansen 2), 9 Steals (Borden 5), 9 Assists, 21 Turnovers.

Records: Jamestown 23-3, 12-0 NSAA. Dickinson 4-18, 0-12 NSAA.

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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