CRETE, Neb. (UJ)– Mason Walters (SO/Jamestown, ND) and Brock Schrom (SR/Grand Rapids, MN) each recorded double-doubles as the University of Jamestown men’s basketball team defeated Doane University 79-64 Wednesday afternoon.

Walters scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds while Schrom came off the bench to add 16 points and 10 rebounds as the Jimmies improved to 6-2 overall and 3-1 in the GPAC.

With a 28-25 lead and 3:00 left in the first half, Marc Kjos (SO/Lake City, MN) knocked down back-to-back three-pointers to put UJ ahead by nine, then a Walters free throw gave the Jimmies their first double-digit lead of the game. Jamestown led 37-30 at the break.

A 20-7 run to open the second half saw Jamestown’s lead grow to 20 after a Walters dunk with 13:45 remaining.

Doane got as close as 61-46 after a Matt Hagedorn three-pointer with 10:51 to play. Back-to-back buckets by Walters and another Kjos three-pointer made it a 22-point game just 1:40 later and essentially put the game away.

Kjos finished with 18 points on 6-of-11 shooting from three, both career highs. Allante’ Pickens (SR/Chicago, IL) was also in double figures with 12 points and added eight assists and three steals.

Jamestown outrebounded the Tigers 44-24 and had a 12-7 edge on the offensive glass. UJ overcame 45 percent shooting at the free-throw line by shooting 54.7 percent from the field, compared to Doane’s 40.3 percent.

Next up for the Jimmies is a non-conference matchup at Presentation (S.D.) College on December 2. Jamestown returns to GPAC play on December 5 at Mount Marty (S.D.) University.


CRETE, Neb.-  (UJ)   Hannah DeMars (SO/Grand Rapids, MN) scored a career-high 39 points and the University of Jamestown women’s basketball team withstood a valiant Doane University comeback, defeating the Tigers 90-81 in overtime.

DeMars’ 39 points is the second-most by a Jimmie, trailing only Kathi Fischer’s 49 set back in 1979-80, and the most scored in a game since Taylor Hammer’s 36 on March 17, 2017.

UJ led by 20 points following a Kia Tower (SO/Bigfork, MN) three-pointer with 4:28 left in the third quarter. The Tigers finished the quarter on a 10-3 run, cutting the lead to 13 entering the fourth.

DeMars put the Jimmies up by 16 with a basket at the 7:56 mark of the fourth. Doane then went on a 22-4 run over the next 6:02 to take a 74-72 lead.

Emma Stoehr (SR/Woodbury, MN) snapped a Jamestown scoreless streak of 3:11 with a jumper to tie the game at 74, then DeMars put UJ ahead on the next Jimmie possession.

Down 77-75, the Tigers sent the game to overtime on a Sydney Roth layup with five seconds left.

The overtime period was all Jamestown, as the Jimmies outscored Doane 13-4 in the extra session. A 9-0 run proved to be the difference for the Jimmies, who avenged a 70-68 loss at Hastings (Neb.) on Monday.

DeMars finished with a double-double, pulling down 12 rebounds and also dishing out six assists, both career highs. Tower added 17 while Macy Savela (SO/Mountain Iron, MN) (12 points) and Audrey Rodakowski (FR/Dickinson, ND) (10) were also in double figures.

Jamestown, now 4-2 overall and 2-2 in the GPAC, is back in action on December 2 with an exhibition game at Presentation (S.D.) College.


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