Blue Jays Roundup: Minot gets edge on boys basketball

The Jamestown High School boys basketball team dropped to Minot on Friday evening.

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Jamestown's Noah Meissner (1) looks to get inside with the ball past Minot's Jaeger Gunville (24) on Friday, Feb. 10, 2023, at Jerry Meyer Arena.
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JAMESTOWN — Battling Legacy on Thursday night took some energy out of the Blue Jay boys basketball team.

But the kids wouldn't be Blue Jays if they didn't know how to battle.

The Jays went toe-to-toe with second-ranked, Minot High on Friday night but wound up dropping 73-67 to the Magicians. The Blue Jays are scheduled to be on the road at Legacy on Tuesday for a 7:45 p.m. start time.

From the opening tip, the Jays were playing from behind on Friday. The Blue Jays scored 23 points in the first 18 minutes compared to 39 points scored by the Magicians.

"We had a rough first half from being worn down from yesterday’s game but really found some toughness and grit to make it a game in the second half," JHS head coach Jacoby Lloyd said.


Thomas Newman anchored the Jays' scoring with a monstrous 34 points. Caydann Cox knocked in 16 points. The duo accounted for 75% of the Jays' total scoring.

"I really felt like we grew from Thursday’s game and our team is starting to understand how to compete more consistently," Lloyd said.

Minot 73, Jamestown 67

MIN 39 34 — 73

JHS 23 44 — 67

MIN — Darik Dissette 34, Logan Conklin 14, Aric Winczewski 9, Jaeger Gunville 9, Kaiden Helm 7. Totals: 25 FG, 14-23 FT, 12 fouls. 3-pointers: Gunville 3, Dissette 3, Helm 2, Winczewski 1.

JHS — Thomas Newman 34, Caydann Cox 16, Ryan Larson 5, James Horgan 4, Noah Meissner 3, Mason Lunzman 3, Dalton Lamp 2. Totals: 26 FG, 11-15 FT, 18 fouls. 3-pointers: Newman 2, Lunzman 1, Meissner 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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