Blue Jays Roundup: Boys basketball picks up huge win in Capital City

The Jamestown High School basketball teams competed at Bismarck Legacy on Feb. 14.

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Jamestown's Noah Meissner (1) brings the ball up the court during the Blue Jays' tilt against Bismarck Legacy on Feb. 14.
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BISMARCK — It's a wonder what five days can do for a team.

On Feb. 9, the Jamestown High School boys basketball team blew an 18-4 lead and wound up dropping 69-59 to Bismarck Legacy at the Jamestown Civic Center.

Less than a week later, against the exact same team, the Jays earned their most convincing win of the season.

"We shared the basketball and played a very complete game," JHS head coach Jacoby Lloyd said.

The Blue Jays trounced Legacy 94-68 to earn its eighth conference win of the season. Jamestown is now listed at 8=9 in the West Region and 9-9 overall. The Jays will finish out their road schedule this weekend with a game at Williston on Friday and Watford City on Saturday. Jamestown's regular season will conclude on Feb. 21 with a home doubleheader against Mandan.


The Jays played to their strengths on Tuesday and used their ability beyond the arc to jump out to a 53-42 lead at the halftime break. The squad was well balanced overall with seven of the 15 rostered players hit at least six points. As a team, the Jays made 11 3-point shots in the first half.

Dalton Lamp and Ryan Larson stole the show in the final 18 minutes. The pair combined for 23 points and both finished with individual point totals in the double digits. Larson was the game leader with 20 points while sophomore Thomas Newman was not far behind with 19 total points.

"I really liked our intensity coming out from halftime and our attention to detail," Lloyd said.

Mason Lunzman had one of the best games of his senior season, notching 13 points and James Horgan tacked on another 11.

Lucas Kupfer was Legacy's leading scorer, accounting for 13 of the Sabers' 68 points.

The Jamestown High School girls basketball team was also in action on Tuesday night but the outcome was not as favorable.

The Blue Jay girls team dropped 63-60 to the Sabers. Official stats were not provided.

Jamestown 94, Legacy 68


JHS 53 41 — 94

LEG 42 26 — 68

JHS — Ryan Larson 20, Thomas Newman 19, Dalton Lamp 17, Mason Lunzman 13, James Horgan 11, Caydann Cox 6, Jack Van Berkom 2.

LEG — Lucas Kupfer 13, Chase Knoll 10, Jaxon Kellogg 10, Brayden Weidner 9, Brayden Bloms 8, Tristen Schumacher 5, Parker Falcon 4, Sawyer Grubb 4, Braxton Wurgler 3, Jedidiah Derrick 2.

Katie Ringer is a sports reporter for the Jamestown Sun. Katie joined the Sun staff in the summer of 2019 after graduating from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire with a degree in journalism. She can be reached by email at or by phone at 701-952-8460.
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