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Jimmie women rebound vs. Northwestern

Jamestown's Jory Mullen moves the ball Friday around Northwestern's Erika Sage at Harold Newman Arena. John M. Steiner / The Sun

Getting outrebounded is getting outworked.

University of Jamestown women's basketball team wasn't about to let that happen for a second consecutive game. Three days after getting outrebounded 38-22 in a loss at eighth-ranked Dakota Wesleyan, the Jimmies brought the hustle Friday at Newman Arena.

Jamestown outrebounded 17th-ranked Northwestern College 54-33 and beat the Red Raiders 74-59.

"We did zero rebounding drills Wednesday and Thursday," Jimmie senior point guard Bryn Woodside said. "Coach (Greg Ulland) just basically told us it's whether we want it or not. Tonight we definitely wanted it and we need to do that every game."

Woodside provided the Jimmie amperage early. She nailed two 3-pointers and splashed 13 points through the hoop during a 20-2 UJ run in period No. 1.

The Jimmies led by as many as 25 points in the first half and 41-20 at the break.

"We came out strong," said Woodside, who finished with 25 points and four assists. "We were running, we were getting the open looks and it just happened to be me this time."

The Jimmies had already beat the Red Raiders on the glass 29-13 after two quarters. Marina Nowak (6 rebounds) and Courtney Mosloski (6) led eight Jimmies with three or more boards on the night.

"We have 22 rebounds the whole game (against Wesleyan) and we go 29 in the first half tonight," coach Ulland said. "I'm pretty excited about it. It's all those 'rebounding drills' we did on Thursday.

"The kids just came out and wanted it, and to me that's all rebounding is," Ulland added. "There's no technique involved, it's just how bad you actually want it."

The Red Raiders outscored the Jimmies 14-7 in the third but never really threatened after the break. Kassidy De Jong and Darbi Gustafson led Northwestern with 15 and 13 points, respectively.

Jory Mullen (10 points) and Allison Jablonsky (10) also hit double figures in scoring for the Jimmies.

"We needed this win," Woodside said. "We wanted to come back."

The Jimmies (3-1) host Dordt College (1-0) today at 2 p.m.

"We're not big. We gotta have some kids that are gritty and want it," Ulland said. "It's always better to come out on the good side of the scoreboard, but it's a long, long season."

Jamestown 74, Northwestern 59

NW 13 20 34 59

UJ 26 41 48 74

NW—Kassidy De Jong 15, Darbi Gustafson 13, Haley Birks 9, Paige Danner 9, Breana Schuiteman 6, Erika Sage 3, Renee Maneman 2, Katie Vander Molen 2. Totals: 23-56 FG, 9-15 FT, 4-11 3-pointers (Schuiteman 2, Sage, Danner), 33 Rebounds (Gustafson 5, De Jong 5), 21 Fouls (Birks), 7 Assists (Birks 3), 19 Turnovers, 2 Blocks (Birks 2), 5 Steals (Maneman 2).

UJ—Bryn Woodside 25, Jory Mullen 10, Allison Jablonsky 10, Mackenzie Sparby 6, McKayla Orr 5, Emma Stoehr 4, Marina Nowak 4, Paige Emmel 3, Courtney Mosloski 3, Mercedes Baumgartner 2, Mackensi Higlin 2. Totals: 27-70 FG, 12-21 FT, 8-27 3-pointers (Jablonsky 3, Woodside 3, Orr, Emmel), 54 Rebounds (Mosloski 6, Nowak 6), 23 Fouls (Jenna Doyle), 9 Assists (Woodside 4), 18 Turnovers, 7 Blocks (Doyle 3), 7 Steals (Stoehr 3).

Records: Jimmies 3-1; Northwestern College 1-1.

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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