ABERDEEN, S.D. (uj.edu) — The eighth-ranked Jimmie women’s basketball team outscored Presentation (S.D.) 20-3 in the second quarter, turning a slim three-point first quarter lead into a 20-point halftime cushion on the way to an 81-57 win Saturday afternoon.

The win gave Jamestown (27-3 overall, 16-0 North Star Athletic Association) its second undefeated conference season in the last three years. UJ was 12-0 in 2015-16, before the NSAA went to balanced scheduling.

Perhaps more impressive than the three second quarter points allowed by the Jimmie defense was the fact that of Presentation’s 14 field goals in the game, 11 of them were three-pointers. The Saints shot just 3-of-25 on two-point shots and were just 14-of-55 (25.5 percent) for the game.

The Jimmies will host Waldorf (Iowa) Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in the opening round of the NSAA postseason tournament. Presentation, the sixth seed in the conference tournament, travels to No. 3 seed Bellevue (Neb.) on Wednesday.


ABERDEEN, S.D.– Leighton Sampson (SR/Worthington, Minn.) posted a double-double of 24 points and 13 rebound to help lead the 23rd-ranked Jimmie men’s basketball team to a 76-71 win over Presentation (S.D.) Saturday evening.

Jamestown (20-9 overall, 9-7 North Star Athletic Association) will enter the postseason conference tournament as the number two seed by way of tiebreaker, and will host seventh seed Viterbo (Wis.) on Thursday.

Jon Purintun (JR/Linton, N.D.) added 13 points and 4 assists off the bench, while Sam Johnson (SR/Mora, Minn.) and Kevin Oberweiser (JR/Drummond, Mont.) finished in double figures with 12 and 11 points, respectively.