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Jimmies beat D-II St. Cloud, go 3-0 on trip

Hang another D-II pelt on the wall for the Jimmies. Ranked 12th in the NAIA, the University of Jamestown defeated St. Cloud State 81-69 on Saturday. Like the Jimmies win over the University of Mary on Nov. 1, it does not count in the standings, b...

Hang another D-II pelt on the wall for the Jimmies.

Ranked 12th in the NAIA, the University of Jamestown defeated St. Cloud State 81-69 on Saturday. Like the Jimmies win over the University of Mary on Nov. 1, it does not count in the standings, but it's another eye-opening road victory.

"Crookston blew us out last year, but other than that we've been really close in these D-II games so it's been nice to get over the hump this year," UJ coach Greg Ulland said. "Those are two good teams we've been able to beat, so it's definitely encouraging."

Just like against Mary, the outcome was never in doubt. The Jimmies rolled.

"We were a lot better defensively than we were (Friday). We got stops," Ulland said. "Offensively we played team ball-everybody shared it."

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Four Jimmies were in double figures. Alexis Watts led the way with 14 points. McKayla Orr and Taylor Hammer had 12 each. Makenzie Bebo totaled 11. Bryn Woodside had eight points, six rebounds and five assists.

"We were really aggressive going to the rim. We want to play at a faster tempo with this group and get as many easy buckets as we can," Ulland said.

The Jimmies (3-2) led by 14 points and halftime and 19 (63-44) after three quarters over the Huskies of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.

On Sunday, the Jimmies pulled off a major fourth-quarter comeback to beat St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minn.

Down 61-49 after three quarters, the Jimmies outscored the Saints 23-8 over the final 10 minutes to pull out a 71-69 win.

Kyra Dewald led the Jimmies with 17 points. Hammer delivered a big double-double with 13 points and 15 rebounds. Orr added 11 points for the Jimmies, who trailed 24-15 after the first quarter.

The Jimmies (4-2) head to Moorhead on Thursday to face Concordia.

University of Jamestown 81, St. Cloud State 69

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UJ 20 41 63 81

SCSU 13 27 44 69

Jamestown: Alexis Watts 14, McKayla Orr 12, Taylor Hammer 12, Bryn Woodside 8, Kyra Dewald 8, Makenzie Bebo 11, Lissy McCulloch 7, Jory Mullen 4, Jenna Doyle 3, Paige Emmel 2. Totals: 25-48 FG, Three-pointers: 6-20 (Bebo 3, Watts 2, Wood), 25-35 FT, 18 Fouls, 20 Turnovers.

St. Cloud State: Chelsea Nooker 15, Betsey MacDonald 12, Amanda Christianson 7, Andrea Thomas 2, Madelin Dammann 11, Mallie Doucette 10, Jocelyn Johnson 3, Taylor Persche 2, Jill Kedrowski 1, Mackenzie Uter 1. Totals: 26-68 FG, Three-pointers: 8-31 (Dammann 3, Doucette 2, MacDonald 2, Christianson), 9-11 FT, 28 Fouls (Doucette 5), 15 Turnovers.

Jamestown 72, St. Scholastica 69

UJ 15 34 49 72

SS 24 42 61 69

Jamestown: Kyra Dewald 17, Bryn Woodside 7, McKayla Orr 11, Taylor Hammer 13, Alexis Watts 4, Allison Jablonsky 4, Lissy McCulloch 2, Paige Emmel 7, Makenzie Bebo 7, Jory Mullen 2. Totals: 23-63 FG, Three-pointers: 5-21 (Emmel, Bebo, Dewald, Orr, Woodside), 21-26 FT.

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St. Scholastica: Holly VanKempen 3, Mel Weisbrick 6, Michala Walther 29, Sam Brannen 3, Taylor Nowling 2, Zoe Bystrom 2, Kayla Swanson 9, Danielle Cieluch 12, Maddy Halley 3. Totals: 22-52 FG, Three-pointers: 8-15 (Nowling 5, Brannen, Swanson, Cieluch), 13-20.

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