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No. 4 Jimmies beat No. 13 Comets

The fourth-ranked Jimmie women added another impressive road victory to an already stellar résumé.

After losing to Mayville State at the Civic Center on Jan. 22, the Jimmies (22-2) returned the favor Saturday, never trailing in a 78-70 win over the No. 13 Comets (19-3).

The Jimmies scored the first seven points of the game; held Mayville State to 36 percent shooting; then withstood a late rally from the home team in front of revved up crowd.

“It was one of the best atmosphere’s I’ve seen. It was packed before tip-off and their crowd was ready to go from the start,” Jamestown coach Greg Ulland said. “It was a lot of fun to play there (Saturday). The girls were ready. They were determined to play well.”

If both teams win out, which is likely, a rematch in the championship game of the North Star Athletic Association tournament in early March seems likely. Both teams are 4-1 in the conference, but the Comets will win the tie-breaker and the No. 1 seed based on fewer losses to NAIA Division II teams.

“There’s still some games between now and then. What I like about our team is that they haven’t really worried so much about those things. We’ve practiced really well the last couple of weeks and gotten better,” Ulland said. “We want to continue to do that and hopefully that leads to some more big games down the road.”

Jordan Bridges had another strong performance, piling up 21 points, 11 rebounds and four blocked shots.

University of Jamestown 78, Mayville State 70

Jamestown      39            39            —           78

Mayville State                30            40            —           70

Jamestown — Jordan Bridges 21, Kyra Dewald 5, Hannah Steele 9, Kadie Savage 1, Carly Jensen 8, Maggie Seter 14, Chelsey Frydenlund 2, Paige Emmel 4, Jessica Buck 5, Morgan Mathison 5, Alexis Watts 4. Totals: 25-59 FG, Three-pointers: 8-21 (Seter 4, Steele 2, Dewald, Mathison), 20-28 FT, 37 Rebounds (Bridges 11), 25 Fouls, 14 Assists (Steele 7), 14 Turnovers, 5 Blocked shots (Bridges 4), 3 Steals (3 with 1).

Mayville State  — Samantha Heier 12, Hailey Longtin 10, Liza Hoglo 13, Kay Laforet 2, Missy Kassube 2, Sabrina Rude 7, Marcisa McMillan 24. Totals: 24-67 FG, Three-pointers: 6-27 (Longtin 2, McMillan 2, Hoglo, Rude), 16-20 FT, 41 Rebounds (McMillan 19), 17 Fouls, 11 Assists (Heier 4), 2 Blocked shots (2 with 1), 4 Steals (4 with 1).

Dave Selvig
Selvig has been a sports writer at The Sun since 1999 and sports editor since 2009.
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