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Jimmies attempt to end losing streak vs. Dakota Wesleyan

The Jimmies are looking to avoid losing three in a row for the first time since Feb. 3-Feb. 10, 2021

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The University of Jamestown women’s basketball team returns home hoping to avoid losing three in a row when they host Dakota Wesleyan University at 6 p.m.on Nov. 17. The Jimmies (3-2,0-1) return to Harold Newman Arena for the first time since Oct. 23, after three consecutive road games. This game serves as the second game in the Tigers (3-1,0-1) five game road trip.

The Jimmies are looking to avoid losing three games in a row for the first time since earlier this year, from Feb.3-Feb.10. That losing streak was ended when the Jimmies beat Dakota Wesleyan 75-69.

In the Jimmies three wins this season, Hannah Demars dropped double digits in every single one. While in their losses she only dropped double digits once and is coming off a game in which she struggled, shooting 0-7 from the field for two points.

The two teams have played 18 times with the Jimmies owning a 10-8 record since 2005. The Jimmies are riding a 2 game winning streak in the series. The last time the teams played at Newman Arena was on Dec.12, 2020, with the Jimmies winning 64-61. In that game, the Jimmies were led by Noelle Josephson’s 14 points and Hannah Demars’ 9 boards. The Jimmies are 5-2 when hosting the Tigers, with their last home loss coming on Feb.4, 2019, in a 98-92 four overtime game.

This season, the Jimmies are led by Demars’ 13.4 points per game and 7.2 rebounds per game. The Jimmies assists leader this season is 3.6 assists per game. The Jimmies have outscored teams in the first four games of the season, 342-296.

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The Tigers points leader this campaign is Matti Reiner with 13.3 points per game. Reiner is second on the team in rebounds per game with 6.3, only behind Jada Campbell’s 6.8. Kaylee Kirk leads the Tigers in assists with 5.0. The Tigers have been locking down defensively this season, forcing 18.3 turnovers and only allowing 51 points per game.

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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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