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WINNING STREAK: Jimmies top Red Raiders, win fourth straight

University of Jamestown's Kevin Oberweiser moves the ball in front of Parker Mulder of Northwestern College during Wednesday's action at the Newman. John M. Steiner / The Sun1 / 2
University of Jamestown's Brock Schrom gets a jumpshot over Steven Kragt of Northwestern College during Wednesday's action at the Newman. John M. Steiner / The Sun2 / 2

University of Jamestown's Isaiah Dobson had possibly been forgotten about within the Jimmies' high-flying offense this season. But the junior point guard put himself squarely in the scouting report Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Harold Newman Arena.

Dobson buried five 3-pointers and scored 21 points in a 113-94 Jimmie victory over visiting Northwestern College (Iowa). Jamestown will be taking it's four-game winning streak to Sioux City, Iowa, on Saturday to face second-ranked Morningside College.

"I'm just playing off my guys," Dobson said. "I just feed them and they get looks, and when they're scoring I get easy looks, too."

Jamestown and its second-highest scoring offense in the Great Plains Athletic Conference terrified in the first half. The Jimmies buried 12 of 20 shots from 3-point range and led by as many as 23 before leading 63-42 at halftime.

Dobson nailed four from downtown, junior guard Terrell Alfred drilled five and senior Kevin Oberweiser hit three. Jamestown senior guard Jon Purintun scored a game-high 26 points, as Oberweiser (24), Dobson (21) and Alfred (21) all cleared 20 in the scoring column.

"They have to guard everyone," Dobson said of opposing defenses. "There's shooters wide open; there's shooters all over the court."

Alfred had been mired in a bit of a shooting slump during Jamestown's recent streak, converting just 5 of 19 treys over the Jimmies' last three games. Alfred went 5 of 9 from downtown against the Red Raiders.

"I wouldn't be able to do it if my teammates didn't believe in me," Alfred said. "They just keep telling me to keep shooting, keep shooting, and because of that I get a result like tonight.

"I just don't want to let my guys down, so I just do what I have to do."

Northwestern cut the deficit to 10 points four times in the second half but was never able to get within single digits. The Raiders' 6-foot-7 Steven Kragt hit four treys of his own and led the visitors with 21 points.

Northwestern simply couldn't keep pace. The Jimmies converted 40 of 70 from the field for 57 percent all told, including 14 3-point buckets. Jamestown also won the turnover battle 22-9.

The Jimmies (11-2, 5-2 GPAC) have a bigger test on the road in three days. Morningside moved to 10-0 overall and 7-0 in the GPAC Wednesday night with a 90-68 victory over Midland University.

"We're feeling pretty confident. We just have to trust our scout," Alfred said. "Anything can happen. We're looking to make it No. 5 in a row."

Jamestown 113, Northwestern 94

NC 42 52 -- 94

UJ 63 50 -- 113

NC—Steven Kragt 21, Trent Hilbrands 18, Parker Mulder 12, Jay Small 15, Isaac Heyer 6, Grant DeMeulenaere 2, Dalton Moser 6, Chris Borchers 4, Grant Rohrer 10. Totals: 33-59 FG, 15-19 FT, 13-23 3-pointers (Small 5, Kragt 4, Moser 2, Hilbrands, Mulder), 30 Rebounds (Heyer 7), 25 Fouls (Small), 9 Assists, 22 Turnovers, 1 Block, 1 Steal.

UJ—Jon Purintun 26, Kevin Oberweiser 24, Isaiah Dobson 21, Terrell Alfred 21, Brady Birch 10, Brock Schrom 7, Jack Talley 4. Totals: 40-70 FG, 14-30 3-pointers (Dobson 5, Oberweiser 4, Alfred 5), 33 Rebounds (Alfred 7), 19 Fouls, 18 Assists (Purintun 7), 9 Turnovers, 1 Block, 9 Steals (4 with 2)

Records: Jamestown 11-2, 5-2 GPAC. Northwestern 7-5, 2-3 GPAC.

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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