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Blue Jays Roundup: Girls hockey just misses West Fargo

The Jamestown High School basketball and hockey teams were in action on Jan. 11

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Jamestown's Bernadette Belzer and Ellie Krueger (13) chase down the puck at Wilson Arena. J
John M. Steiner / The Jamestown Sun

The Blue Jay girls hockey team didn't have much puck luck at Wilson Arena against West Fargo United Tuesday night.

West Fargo topped Jamestown 2-0, dropping the Jays' overall record to 6-5. Jamestown will have a shot at a non-conference win against Crookston (Minn.) on Friday.

Sydney Dye broke the ice of the 51-minute tilt, sliding one past Blue Jay netminder Sydney Dye. The Jays kept the visitors scoreless in the second but West Fargo United came out sticks 'ablazing to start the third, netting the game-deciding goal 58 seconds into the third period.

The Blue Jay boys hockey team had more luck Tuesday, topping Mandan 8-1. Final stats were unavailable.

West Fargo United 2, Jamestown 0

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WFU 1 0 1 -- 2

JHS 0 0 0 -- 0

Scoring

First period: 1, WFU, Sydney Dye (Mia Gervais), 2:45

Second period: No scoring

Third period: 2. WFU, Reegan Bents (Morgan Bents, Erin Nowacki), 0:58.

Goalie saves: WFU, Maggie Seeley 8-9-11--28; JHS, Olivia Sorlie, 4-8-10--22.

Penalties: West Fargo United 6 for 12 minutes; Jamestown 2 for 4 minutes.

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Girls basketball completes comeback in Mandan

After 18 minutes of play, the Jamestown High School girls basketball team headed into the locker room nine points behind Mandan.

18 minutes later, the Jays exited the floor 12 points ahead of the Braves.

"The girls played really hard tonight," JHS head coach Andy Skunberg said. "We had a rocky first half but our girls have a lot of grit and knew they needed to come out strong in the second half."

The Blue Jays completed a comeback Tuesday night, defeating Mandan 72-60 to improve to 4-3 in the conference standings and 5-3 overall. Jamestown has now won two conference matchups in a row. The Jays are ranked fifth in the WDA while Mandan (3-5 WDA, 3-6 overall) is ranked sixth.

Jamestown's next WDA test is slated for Thursday against Minot. First-tip is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Jerry Meyer Arena.

Annie Nabwe recorded a double-double for the Blue Jays finishing with 20 total points and 10 rebounds.

Katie Falk was a force on defense, with six rebounds, a pair of steals and a pair of forced turnovers. Katie Trumbauer knocked down a pair of buckets in the paint and went 4-of-5 from the line.

"They worked hard and played well as a team," Skunberg said. "Overall I am really proud of the girls -- they took care of the ball and got the job done."

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Jamestown 72, Mandan 60

JHS 32 40 -- 72

MAN 41 19 -- 60

JHS -- Annie Nabwe 20, Katie Falk 15, Katie Trumbauer 9, Rylee Joseph 8, Ella Falk 6, Hunter Petersen 6, Teagan Bosche 5, Haylie Hakanson 1. Totals: 25 FG, 17-23 FT, 31 rebounds, 13 steals, 16 turnovers, 9 assists, 1 block, 17 fouls. 3-pointers: Trumbauer 1, Joseph 1, Bosche 1.

MAN -- No stats available.

Records: Jamestown 4-3 WDA, 5-3 overall; Mandan 3-5, 3-6.

Boys basketball up at half, drop to Mandan

The Blue Jays boys basketball team was holding onto a one-point lead after one half of play down in Mandan, but a monstrous second half by the Braves dropped the Jays WDA record to 3-5. Overall, the Blue Jays are 4-5.

Mandan improved to 4-5 and 4-6 overall. Jamestown will be hosting Watford City on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

Luke Van Berkom put up eight points and seven rebounds to lead the Jays in the first 18 minutes. Braves went 11-13 from the line in the first. Jamestown entered the half up by one but the combination of strong shooting from the Braves made for smooth sailing for the home team in the second frame.

Mandan 70, Jamestown 59

JHS 32 27 -- 59

MAN 31 39 -- 70

JHS -- Stats not provided.

MAN -- Stats not provided.

Records: Mandan 4-5 WDA, 4-6; Jamestown 3-5, 4-5

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