UJ Basketball


SEWARD, Neb.  (UJ)  — Taysha Rushton’s bank shot at the buzzer gave No. 21 Concordia University a 69-67 win over the University of Jamestown women’s basketball team Tuesday night in GPAC action.

Rushton had given the Bulldogs a 67-64 lead by making one of two free throws with 20 seconds left. On the next Jimmie possession, Hannah DeMars (JR/Grand Rapids, MN) drained a three-pointer from the top of the key to tie the game with ten seconds to play.

UJ led 17-12 after one quarter and would lead by as many as 11 in the second. Jailyn Martinson (FR/Devils Lake, ND)’s basket capped off a 7-1 run to make it 36-25 with 2:08 before halftime.

The Bulldogs scored the last five points of the half and trailed by just six despite shooting 10-for-38 overall.

Madelyn Schmidt (FR/Tappen, ND)’s jumper put Jamestown ahead by seven at the 4:05 mark of the third quarter and was the final basket for UJ in the period. CUNE closed on a 12-2 run and took a three-point lead into the final quarter.

Jamestown twice trailed by eight in the fourth, and were behind as many as seven with 1:41 to play. DeMars sank a pair of free throws, Noelle Josephson (SR/Ramsey, MN) converted a three-point play, and then made two free throws of her own to get within 66-64.

DeMars had 17 points and eight rebounds while Josephson finished with 13 points, eight rebounds, six assists, and four steals. Kia Tower (JR/Bigfork, MN) was also in double figures with 11, and Audrey Rodakowski (SO/Dickinson, ND) pulled down a team-high 10 rebounds.

UJ, now 4-4 and 1-3 in the GPAC, host Valley City State (N.D.) Saturday at 1 p.m.


Concordia University (Neb) 92 Jamestown 67

Box score

SEWARD, Neb.  (UJ)  — The tenth-ranked University of Jamestown men’s basketball team lost for the first time this season, falling 92-76 to Concordia University in GPAC action.

In the first half, Mason Walters (JR/Jamestown, ND) had 14 points and eight rebounds while Devon Schultz (SR/Arlington, MN) posted a double-double of 10 points and ten rebounds to help the Jimmies lead 46-45 at halftime. UJ outrebounded Concordia 27-13 in the opening 20 minutes and shot 19-of-39 overall.

The teams battled back and forth in the second half, with four ties and six lead changes. The Jimmies’ largest lead was three points after a Marc Kjos (JR/Lake City, MN) layup made it 51-48 early in the second.

Kjos brought Jamestown level with a jumper at the 8:36 mark to make it 70-70, but Concordia reeled off the next 10 points and kept UJ off the scoreboard until Schultz made a pair of free throws with 4:05 to play. CUNE finshed the game on a 12-4 run.

The Bulldogs shot 17-of-27 (63 percent) from the field and 11-for-11 at the foul line in the second half, while the Jimmies shot 13-of-32 (40.6 percent) and went to the foul line just four times, making all four.

Walters led UJ with 28 points and had 11 rebounds while Schultz finished with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Cole Woodford (SO/Redwood Falls, MN) was also in double figures with 11. Kjos dished out seven assists.

Jamestown, now 8-1 overall and 2-1 in the GPAC, hosts Valley City State (N.D.) Saturday in a non-conference matchup beginning at 3 p.m.



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