Jimmies struggle mightly in 74-61 loss at Northwestern
The Jimmies shot 38% from the field in this game.
The University of Jamestown men’s basketball team’s six-game winning streak was snapped by Northwestern College in a 74-61 loss. The Jimmies (15-3, 5-3) struggled defensively, letting the opponents shoot 53% from the field. The Raiders (13-5, 5-3) sprinted out of the gates and pulled away when they had to in this game.
With 15:31 to go in the opening half, the Raiders’ Matt Onken spun off the Jimmies' John Argue and drew the contact, sending him to the line for two where he stretched his team’s lead out to 18-3. With 7:54 to go in the first half, the Jimmies’ Devan Praska found Mason Walters on the elbow who sank the triple to bring the Jimmies closer with the score at 22-18. With 30 seconds left in the first half, the Jimmies Marc Kjos hit a layup bringing the Jimmies back within single digits for the last time in the game.
Early in the second half, the Raiders would take their biggest lead of the game, when Alex Van Kalsbeek hit a jumper to put his team up 57-39. The Jimmies last points of the game came with 1:26 to go when Cole Woodford drove into the paint and hit the layup off glass to make it a 74-61 game.
The Jimmies are back in action at 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 8, when they go to Dordt. The Raiders are back in action at 3:45 p.m. on Jan. 8, when they host Hastings.
UJ 61, NWC 74
UJ: 34 27–61
NWC: 45 29—74
UJ: Mason Walters 21, Cole Woodford 10, Marc Kjos 9, Devon Schultz 9
NWC: Alex Van Kalsbeek 23, Grant DeMuelenaere 13, Conner Geddes 11, Noah Slagter 11
UJ: Kjos 3, Will Cordes 2, Woodford 2
NWC:Van Kalsbeek 8, DeMuelenaere 7, Matt Onken 2
UJ: Walters 11, Brady Birch 8, Kjos 5
NWC: Van Kalsbeek 11, Onken 10, Geddes 4