Women’s Bball

At Newman Arena

Jamestown 71 Briar Cliff  67 (OT)

Jamestown  (  Two three-pointers by Kia Tower (FR/Bigfork, MN) to open overtime sparked the University of Jamestown women’s basketball team to a 71-67 victory over Briar Cliff (Iowa) University Wednesday night at Harold Newman Arena.

The quick 6-0 run put UJ ahead 65-59 with 3:56 in the extra frame, but the Chargers rallied over the next three minutes to tie the game at 67.

Emma Stoehr (JR/Woodbury, MN)’s free throws with 18 seconds left proved to be the game-winning points. Briar Cliff had a chance to take the lead, or at least tie, in their last possession, but a steal by Makensi Higlin forced the Chargers to foul and stop the clock. Hannah DeMars (FR/Grand Rapids, MN) knocked down a pair of foul shots with six seconds remaining to preserve the victory.

Wednesday’s win was the 100th in the coaching career of Thad Sankey, who won 75 games at Concordia (Mich.) before taking over as head coach of the Jimmies prior to last season.

Tower finished with a team-high 14 points, while Stoehr added 13. Courtney Mosloski (SR/Fairmont, MN) chipped in with 12 points and six rebounds off the bench.

Briar Cliff (5-14 overall, 2-9 Great Plains Athletic Conference) was led by Konnor Sudmann’s game-high 26 points and also got 23 points from Madelyn Deitcher.

Jamestown (11-7, 5-6 GPAC) hosts Doane (Neb.) Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m.


Jimmie Men…

Jamestown 95 Briar Cliff 86


Jack Talley (JR/Sioux Falls, SD) scored 23 points to lead six players in double figures as the University of Jamestown men’s basketball team defeated Briar Cliff (Iowa) University 95-86 Wednesday night at Harold Newman Arena.

Brady Birch (JR/Melrose, MN) scored 13 points while Isaiah Dobson (SR/Stillwater, MN), Terrell Alfred (SR/Orlando, FL), Marc Kjos (FR/Lake City, MN), and Mason Walters (FR/Jamestown, ND) all finished with 11.

Briar Cliff led 45-39 at the half on the strength of 58.6 percent (17-of-29) shooting. The Jimmies hit on 40 percent (16-of-40) of their first half shots.

The second half proved to be better for Jamestown, as they shot 57.1 percent (20-of-35), outscoring the Chargers 56-41 over the final 20 minutes. UJ held Briar Cliff to 13-of-32 shooting and turned the Chargers over 10 times.

Talley scored with 17:57 to go, tying the game at 48. A basket by Austin Roetman gave Briar Cliff a 52-49 lead at the 16:45 mark, but a Brock Schrom (JR/Grand Rapids, MN) bucket and a pair of Talley free throws put UJ ahead 53-52 just 45 seconds later.

The Jimmies would not relinquish the lead ,which grew as large as 14 after a Talley basket made it 81-67. Briar Cliff would get as close as six points the remainder of the contest.

Roetman and Jackson Lamb each had 22 points for Briar Cliff (11-9 overall, 2-8 Great Plains Athletic Conference).

Talley narrowly missed a double-double, finishing with nine rebounds. Dobson passed out five assists and Kjos recorded three steals.

Jamestown (13-7, 4-6 GPAC) hosts Doane (Neb.) Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m.