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Win-loss wise the Jimmies won't get any credit for what they did Tuesday night, but it should raise a few eyebrows. Playing an exhibition game in Bismarck, the University of Jamestown routed the NCAA Division II Marauders 80-53. It was an exhibition game for the Jimmies, who would have had to declare prior to the game that it was not in order to get credit for the win.
Tuesday night's exhibition opener was a stiff test for the University of Jamestown men's basketball team. Former NDCAC and DAC-10 conference-mate University of Mary, a final four team in the premier conference in NCAA Division II last season, was at the Jamestown Civic Center as both teams kicked off the new campaign. While the Jimmies struggled offensively, it was still an enjoyable night for the nice crowd on hand to see two former rivals open the season against each other.
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Ellendale-Edgeley-Kulm pulled a rabbit out of a hat on Saturday in quarterfinal play of the Class A playoffs. Down 41-28, the Thunder scored two touchdowns in the final five minutes to stun No. 1-ranked Larimore on its home field. "It came down to our kids not quitting," E-E-K coach Jon Schiele said. "They kept rallying and pushing. There's no quit in these boys. They played awesome. We're really proud of what they've been able to do." Larimore entered the game undefeated at 9-0.
NDSU didn't provide the University of Jamestown much competition over the weekend. It was total domination by the 25th-ranked Jimmies in Fargo, winning 10-0 on Friday and 9-1 on Saturday. "We're improving every day," said UJ coach Dean Stork. "We're building some chemistry and gelling together." Just how lopsided was it? In two games the Jimmies put 130 shots on goal to NDSU's 19.
In need of a rally Saturday night, the Jimmie volleyball team found one. Down late in the fourth and fifth games at Dakota State, the University of Jamestown rallied to avoid an 0-3 road trip. The 20th-ranked Jimmies trailed 18-16 in the fourth but pulled it out 25-21. They were down 9-7 in the fifth set, but stormed back to close out the match 15-10 in Madison, S.D. Morgan Hensch clubbed 17 kills in helping the Jimmies hit the 20-win mark. Kaitlin Anderson and Madison Wendel had 10 each.
Paige Emmel came off the bench to give the Jimmies a boost on Saturday night. The junior from Bismarck turned in a stellar 16-point, eight-rebound and five-assist performance in helping the University of Jamestown defeat 15th-ranked Briar Cliff (Iowa) in Mayville in a late-night affair. The game didn't start until around 8:45. It was a strong bounce-back effort by the 12th-ranked Jimmies after their season-opening loss to Winnipeg on Oct. 23.
It's been a while, but the Paint Bucket is back in Jamestown. The Jimmies scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns and the defense made it stick in a 27-21 win over Valley City State at Rollie Greeno Field on Saturday. The Jimmies broke a five-game losing streak against the Vikings and won in Jamestown for the first since October 30, 2010 in the 117th meeting in the rivalry. "It's an amazing feeling. It's been a long time coming," said linebacker Chase Johnson. "All those years of work finally paid off. I'm on Cloud 9."
Finishing games had been an issue for the Jimmies through the middle part of the season. It appears they're beginning to figure it out. For the second straight week, the University of Jamestown football team made key plays late and this time it came with a much-wanted prize. "It means an awful lot to us seniors to get that Bucket back," said senior cornerback Kyle Bonam. "We've had the goal of bringing back that winning environment. We haven't been able to bring it all the way back yet, but this is definitely a step in the right direction."