Blue Jays Roundup: Boys basketball wins WDA play-in game

The Jamestown High School boys basketball team hosted Watford City in a WDA play-in game on Feb. 25.

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Jamestown's Ryan Larson (21) races to the inside past Watford City's Jory Lund during a WDA play-in game Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023, at the Jamestown Civic Center.
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JAMESTOWN — The Jamestown High School boys basketball team ended Watford City's season on Saturday afternoon.

The Blue Jays defeated the Wolves 102-54 in the WDA play-in game Saturday to punch their ticket to the WDA tournament for the fourth-straight season.

"It was great to play well and we get to continue playing next week," JHS head coach Jacoby Lloyd said. "Our focus is now on Mandan and the WDA tournament. We have been sharing the basketball well and rebounding well the last two weeks and that has to continue for us to have success next week."

Noah Meissner led the Blue Jays in total scoring with 23 points. The Blue Jays had five of its 11 contributors hit double digits. Payton Hochhalter had his highest-producing game since returning from his knee injury.

The Blue Jays are set to face off against Mandan in the opening round of the WDA tourney. Tip-off is scheduled for Mar. 2 at 8:15 p.m. at the Bismarck Events Center.


Jamestown 102, Watford City 54

WC 23 31 — 54

JHS 63 39 — 102

WC — Jahneim Samuel 16, Eli Lawrence 12, Tanner Edwards 7, Landon Caldwell 7, Derek Holen 5, Jory Lund 5, Leo Predonzan 2. Totals: 17 FG, 12-18 FT, 17 fouls. 3-pointers: Samuel 4, Lund 1, Edwards 1, Caldwell 1, Holen 1.

JHS — Meissner 23, Hochhalter 15, Mason Lunzman 14, Dalton Lamp 13, Caydann Cox 12, Ryan Larson 10, Thomas Newman 5, Caden Michaelson 4, Connor Traut 3, James Horgan 2, Jack Van Berkom 1.

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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