UJ Roundup: Women's hoops beat Saints, volleyball clinch GPAC

The Jimmies women's volleyball team's GPAC title is their third consecutive conference crown.

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Members of the University of Jamestown's volleyball team celebrate a point made against Valley City State on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, at Harold Newman Arena.
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Editor's note: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated the University of Jamestown vs. Presentation College women's basketball game ended after three quarters. That was not the case and we have corrected the error.

ABERDEEN, SD — In the second quarter of their game against Presentation College, the University of Jamestown outscored the Saints 20-6 to turn a close game into a blowout in a 75-34 win on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at Presentation's Strode Center.

The teams headed into the second quarter tied at 13, but the Jimmies (2-0) hit nine of their first 13 shots in the quarter to take a 34-19 lead. In the entire game, the Saints (0-2) were held to shooting 29% from the field.

The Jimmies were led by Kate Busek’s 13 points.

The Jimmies return to the court at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8, when they go to Mayville State University.


UJ 75, PC 34

UJ: 13 20 26 16—75
PC: 13 6 8 7—34

Points leaders:

UJ: Kate Busek 13, Hannah DeMars 11, Hannah Hagel 9

PC: Emma Ogitchida 8, Kesley Zelenski 7, Jessica Harvey 6

Assists leaders:

UJ: Kate Busek 6, Kia Tower 3, DeMars 2

PC: Harvey 2, Zelenski 1, Ogitchida 1, Nek Newell 1


Rebounding leaders:

UJ: Reagan Johnson 4, Megan Johnson 4, Tower 3, Sarah Lenz 3, Hagel 3

PC: Harvey 5, Newell 5, Kanae Carman 4

Volleyball ends season with win

MITCHELL, SD — The Jimmies have ended their season with a win in four sets (26-24, 22-25, 25-21, 25-19) over Dakota Wesleyan University at the Christen Family Athletic Center on Oct. 1.

After the Tigers opened the first set on a 5-2 run, the Jimmies fought back to tie the set up at 13. The teams traded the next few points with the Tigers taking a 20-17 lead. The Jimmies (28-2, 15-1) took their first lead of the set at 25-24, on a kill from Anna Holen.

The Tigers (21-6, 11-5) stretched the second lead out to 19-9 before the Jimmies flipped the script. The Jimmies responded with an 8-0 run to cut the deficit to 19-17. The Jimmies continued to fight back cutting the deficit to 23-22 before the Tigers finished the set on a 2-0 run to win 25-22.

The Jimmies an early 2-1 lead in the third set before stretching the lead out to 17-12. The Tigers would battle back to cut into the lead at 22-20 before the Jimmies put the set away at 25-21.

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After the Jimmies went down 9-5, they went on a 6-0 run to take an 11-9 lead. The Jimmies continued to pull away stretching the lead out to 17-12, on a kill from Logan Sherman. The Jimmies put the match away on a kill from Kalli Hegerle to make it 25-19.


The Jimmies are back in action at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, when they host Doane University in the GPAC Quarterfinals.

UJ 3, DWU 1

UJ: 26 22 25 25–3

DWU: 24 25 21 19–1

Kills leaders:

UJ: Anna Holen 20, Lexi Olson 10, Logan Sherman 10

DWU: Ady Dwight 15, Mackenzie Miller 12, Emily Dale 10

Assists leaders:

UJ: Kalli Hegerle 35, Paige Oswald 19, Ellie Holen 3

DWU: Madeline Else 48, Mariah Gloe 2, Tya Weideman 1, Hanna Reiff 1

Aces leaders:

UJ: Tenley Buddenhagen 2, E. Holen 1, Averi Beyer 1

DWU: Weideman 3, Else 1, Reiff 1

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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