Jimmies struggle in 64-59 loss to Mount Marty
Outside of Walters, the Jimmies shot 10-36 from the field.
The University of Jamestown men’s basketball team struggled shooting the ball in a 64-59 loss to Mount Marty on Jan. 26. The Jimmies (18-6, 8-6) 1-for-12 from three point range in the second half. The Lancers (7-17, 3-12) shot 54% from the field in the second half.
The Jimmies were led in this game by Mason Walters who finished with 32 points and 11 rebounds. Postgame, a subdued Walters gave the credit for his performance to his teammates.
“My teammates were trying to find me and taking what they gave me,” Walters said.
The Jimmies’ Mason Walters knocked down a triple to make it 9-0 with 17:45 to go in the first half. On the other end, the Lancers Kade Stearns responded with a three of his own to make it 9-3. The Jimmies’ Will Cordes missed a three before Devon Schultz grabbed the board and got it back to the sophomore who didn’t miss the second time to make it 12-9 with just under 15 minutes to go. The Lancers’ Tyrell Harper hit a layup off glass to make it 18-11 with 11:05 to go. The crowd exploded when Walters grabbed a turnover and broke his defender's ankles on his way to a layup to make it 25-15 with 4:08 to go in the first half .
The Jimmies’ Marc Kjos hit a long range triple with 17:30 to go to make it a 34-24 game. With just over seven minutes to go, the Lancers’ Allen Wilson spotted up from three and hit it to make it a 47-46 game. On the other end, Woodford drove in and hit the bucket and the and-one to make it 50-46. The Lancers stretched their lead with just under five minutes to go, on a three from Wilson to make it 54-50. With 3:35 to go, Walters rose up and hit the layup to cut the lead to 56-54 in favor of the Lancers. Walters hit the layup under the basket to cut the lead to 60-59 with 40 seconds to go.
The game flipped in Jimmies head coach Danny Neville’s eyes when the Lancers were able to dictate the pace of the game.
“I think the speed of the game, they got it into their hands and we just didn’t make plays when we needed to make plays,” Neville said.
The Jimmies look to rebound at 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29, when they face Northwestern. The Lancers hit the court again at 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 2, when they face Briar Cliff.
MMU 64, UJ 59
MMU: 20 44–64
UJ: 31 28–59
MMU: Elijah Pappas 20, Tyrell Harper 13, Allen Wilson 10
UJ: Mason Walters 32, Will Cordes 11, Cole Woodford 8
MMU: Pappas 5, Harper 2, Wilson 1, Gio Diaz 1, Lincoln Jordre 1, Jonah Larson 1
UJ: Brady Birch 6, Walters 1, Cordes 1, Woodford 1, Marc Kjos 1, Devon Schultz 1, Camron Ketchum 1
MMU: Harper 10, Larson 7, Pappas 3, Diaz 3
UJ: Walters 11, Woodford 8, Schultz 6