OMAHA, Neb.  (UJ)  — Five players scored in double figures as the University of Jamestown women’s basketball team concluded its five-game road swing with a 71-59 victory over College of Saint Mary Saturday afternoon.

Jamestown, which went 3-2 over the last five games, improves to 11-6 overall and 8-6 in the GPAC. CSM falls to 1-13 overall and 0-11 in the conference.

UJ led 12-6 after the first quarter, with both teams combining to make just eight of 29 shots in the period. The Flames went scoreless over the final 5:33 while Jamestown was able to get three-pointers by Macy Savela (SO/Mountain Iron, MN) and Noelle Josephson (JR/Ramsey, MN) to end on a 6-0 run.

After trailing by six with 7:49 before the half, CSM rallied to take a 25-24 lead on E’Saunjia Stewart’s basket. An Emma Stoehr (SR/Woodbury, MN) three-pointer began an 8-2 run for the Jimmies, giving them a 32-27 lead at halftime.

The Flames got as close as four points early in the third quarter, but a Josephson bucket and threes by Savela and Stoehr made it a double-digit lead with 3:20 left in the third.

Josephson’s three-point play at the 6:46 mark of the fourth capped off a 15-2 run, giving UJ its largest lead of the game at 61-43.

CSM would twice get within nine points, but the Jimmies were able to close out the game by going 6-for-6 at the foul line in the final 59 seconds.

Savela, Hanna DeMars, and Kia Tower (SO/Bigfork, MN) all had 16 points for Jamestown. Stoehr finished with 11, and Josephson 10. DeMars grabbed 12 rebounds for a double-double. Savela (4) and Stoehr (3) combined for seven of the Jimmies’ nine made threes.

Honnah Leo led the Flames with 16 points, followed by Stewart with 12 and Bailey White with 10.

The Jimmies return home to host Mount Marty (S.D.) University Saturday at 12 p.m.


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