Jimmies men's hoops overwhelmed in 75-48 loss at Morningside

The Jimmies' loss is their most lopsided defeat since they lost by 30 to Dakota Wesleyan on Dec. 14, 2016.

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University of Jamestown's Mason Walters, center, follows through with a shot to the basket with Morningside's Ely Doble, left, and Trey Powers on Jan. 30, 2023, at Harold Newman Arena.
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SIOUX CITY, Iowa — The No. 9-ranked University of Jamestown gave up a 27-0 run in the first half and could not manage to find their way back into a 75-48 loss to Morningside University on Friday, Feb. 10, at the Allee Gymnasium.

"They brought it to us and we didn't bring it to them," Jimmies head coach Danny Neville said.

The Jimmies (22-4. 14-4) opened the game looking for their 11th win in a row and it looked like they would get it starting the game on a 7-0 run but the run was ended by two Joey Skoff free throws to cut the Mustangs' deficit to 7-2 with 17:02 to go in the first half. Those two points would spark a 27-0 run for the Mustangs (18-6, 12-5) over the next 10 minutes to take a 27-7 lead. Over that stretch, the Jimmies would miss 14 shots in a row. The Jimmies would end the run when Cole Woodford splashed a three to cut the deficit to 27-10 with 7:01 to go in the first half. The Jimmies found their rhythm from there cutting it to a 12-point game heading into the half.

Early in the second half, the Jimmies’ Mason Walters hit a layup to bring it closer to 36-26 but the Mustangs’ Jack Dotzler responded with a layup to push the lead back out to 38-26 with 19:13 to go in the game. That started another run from the Mustangs that saw them put the game away over the next 10 minutes, stretching the lead out to 56-34.

The Jimmies struggled shooting in this one, shooting 30% from the field and 18% from three. On the other side, the Mustangs shot 45% from the field and 45% from three. The loss means the Jimmies can not outright clinch the GPAC regular season title with a win over Briar Cliff on Saturday, Feb. 11. If the Jimmies beat the Chargers they can clinch a share of the GPAC regular season title.


The Jimmies look to bounce back at 3:45 p.m. on Feb. 11, when they go to Briar Cliff.

UJ 48, MU 75

UJ: 24 24–48

MU: 36 39–75

Points leaders:

UJ: Mason Walters 12, Reid Gastner 10, Marc Kjos 7

MU: Joey Skoff 16, Ely Doble 16, Aidan Vanderloo 13

Assists leaders:


UJ: Cole Woodford 2, Walters 1, Will Cordes 1, Colby Vazquez 1

MU: Doble 4, Jack Dotzler 3, Skoff 3, Brendan Buckley 2

Leading rebounders:

UJ: Reid Gastner 12, Walters 8, Kjos 5

MU: Doble 9, Skoff 9, Trey Powers 5

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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