Jimmies shoot lights out in 104-68 win over Mount Marty.
The win pushes the Jimmies into a tie for first place in the GPAC.
JAMESTOWN — For the sixth time this season, the University of Jamestown has scored 100 points or more as they shot almost 60% from the field in a 104-68 win over Mount Marty on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at Harold Newman Arena.
“Our guys, long trip, everything like that, it’s on us, us as a coaching staff we need to do better,” Lancers assistant coach JJ Halligan said. “We need to do a better job of getting our guys more prepared and that’s on us it’s never on our guys.”
The No. 11-ranked Jimmies (18-3, 10-3) opened the first half on a 13-2 run with the Lancers (8-15, 4-11) shooting 1-for-5. After the Jimmies stretched the lead out to 18-4, the Lancers went on a run to cut the deficit to single digits at 34-26. But the Jimmies would respond with a run to stretch the lead back out to 51-34 on a Mason Walters three with 45 seconds to go in the first half. The Lancers finished the first half shooting 15-for-30 from the field. Both teams struggled on the offensive glass in the first half of this one as the Jimmies had four offensive rebounds and the Lancers had two.
The Jimmies came out flying in the second half going on a 26-13 run over the first 10 minutes to take a 79-47 lead. In total in the second half, the Jimmies had 12 different players score. One of those players was Cole Woodford who finished with 15 points on 5-for-6 shooting.
“We run our regular offense and I’d say our motion and our movement allowed me to get open and my teammates found me and I knocked down shots,” Woodford said.
The win coupled with Northwestern beating Morningside puts the Jimmies in a tie for first in the GPAC alongside the Mustangs with the Red Raiders one game back in the loss column.
“Every game from now on is important,” Jimmies head coach Danny Neville said. “Our ultimate goal of winning the regular season (conference title), every game is important.”
The Jimmies are back in action at 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, when they host Northwestern.
MMU 68, UJ 104
MMU: 34 34–68
UJ: 53 51–104
MMU: Cole Bowen 15, Tash Lunday 15, Tristan Furgeson 8, Kade Stearns 8, Lincoln Jorde 6, Hunter Kotrous 6, Noah Allen 4
UJ: Mason Walters 24, Cole Woodford 15, Will Cordes 13
MMU: Bowen 4, Lunday 1, Stearns 1, Jordre 1, Caden Casey 1, Will Turner 1
UJ: Marc Kjos 6, Colby Vazquez 4, Cordes 2
MMU: Bowen 8, Kotrous 3, Thalen Schroeder 3, Furgeson 2, Matthew Becker 2, Lunday 1, Jordre 1, Turner 1, Allen 1
UJ: Walters 11, Vazquez 4, Kjos 3, Cole Woodford 3, Christian Lietz 3, Garrett Kolbeck 2, Jimmy Llinas 2, Brooks Carroll 2, Marcus Sherwood 2, Cordes 1, Reid Gastner 1