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Jimmies men's hoops get revenge with 90-59 win at Concordia

The Jimmies had 40 points in the paint in the win.

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University of Jamestown's Marc Kjos (0) drives the ball into play along side Dickinson's John Evans (5) on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022, in Harold Newman Arena.
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FREMONT, NEB. — The last time the No.5-ranked University of Jamestown went down to No.23-ranked Concordia University, the Jimmies lost to the Bulldogs in the GPAC Championship game. This time would be different though as the Jimmies got a 90-59 win on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at the Bulldogs’ Friedrich Arena.

“That was in especially the returner’s minds,” Jimmies head coach Danny Neville said. “But we just wanted to come compete hard and play as hard as we could and see what happens.”

The Jimmies (5-1, 2-1) opened the scoring early when Marc Kjos knocked down a three to make it 3-0. After the Bulldogs (5-1, 3-1) fought back to take a 5-3 lead, the Jimmies went on a 10-0 run to take a 13-5 lead, drawing a Bulldogs timeout with 14:38 to go in the first half. The Bulldogs made little headway in cutting down on the deficit as the Jimmies were able to stretch it out to as large as 22 points late in the first half when Will Cordes hit a three to push the lead out to 40-18.

The Jimmies did not skip a beat in the second half as Cole Woodford hit a layup 11 seconds into the half to make it 44-26. The Jimmies turned to an unlikely source to get their biggest lead of the game as with 3:14 to go in the game, the Jimmies’ Jack Courneya splashed a triple to make it 90-57.

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In total, the Jimmies forced the Bulldogs to shoot 2-for-19 from three, and 1-for-9 in the second half.

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“We denied a couple things, we did a good job limiting them and we did a good job guarding inside too,” Neville said.

The Jimmies had nine players score at least three points in the win, and four players finish in double digits.

The Jimmies are back in action at 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26, when they take on the West Virginia Institute of Technology.

UJ 90, CUNE 59

UJ: 42 48–90

CUNE: 26 33-59

Points leaders:

UJ: Mason Walters 33, Reid Gastner 13, Cole Woodford 13

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CUNE: Noah Schutte 17, Tristan Smith 17, Kelly Vyhnalek 7, Gage Smith 7

Assists leaders:

UJ: Walters 6, Marc Kjos 4, Gastner 4, Will Cordes 4

CUNE: G. Smith 2, T. Smith 2, Schutte 2

Leading rebounders:

UJ: Walters 9, Gastner 9, Cooper Olson 4, Kjos 4

CUNE: G. Smith 8, Schutte 6, T. Smith 5

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My name is Max O'Neill. I am a Sports Reporter at The Jamestown Sun. I am a native New Yorker, who graduated from Ithaca College in 2020 with a degree in Television-Radio.
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