JAMESTOWN, N.D. - Dakota State and Jamestown (N.D.) met for the third time this season Wednesday evening at the Civic Center. The Lady T's trailed by nine points at halftime despite shooting 50 percent from the field. The nationally-ranked Jimmies outscored DSU 48-21 in the second-half to earn an 85-49 Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.) conference victory.
Dakota State lost their sixth straight game and dropped their overall record to 6-19 and 0-7 A.I.I. Jamestown, No. 18 in the latest NAIA Division II Women's Basketball national poll, improved their overall record to 23-5 and 6-3 A.I.I.
JC opened the game by scoring six straight points for a 6-0 lead with seventeen minutes and 41 seconds left.
The Jimmies widen their lead to 14 points on three occasions in the first-half (16-2 with 15:10 left, 18-4 with 13:53 remaining and 20-6 with 13:01 left).
The Lady T's went on a 17-7 scoring run in a span of eight-plus minutes to cut JC's lead to 27-23 with 4:47 left before intermission.
Jamestown earned a 37-28 halftime lead.
DSU made 11 field goals in 22 attempts (50 percent) in the first twenty minutes of the game. JC was 12-for-29 from the field (41.4 percent). DSU was 3-for-4 from the free-throw line, while the Jimmies made all 12 free-throw attempts.
The Lady T's could get no closer than four points at 41-37 with 14:20 remaining in the game.
JC secured the game by using a 44-12 scoring run.
The Jimmies shot 17-for-36 (47.2 percent) in the second-half compared to the Lady T's 20.7 percent (6-for-29).
Cassie Jacobsen scored 10 points for Dakota State. She was 4-for-8 from the field, including 2-for-4 from the 3-point arc. Alyson Drooger added nine points off the bench. Kylie Westover and Courtney Hamblin each had seven points.
Drooger grabbed eight rebounds for the Lady T's. Hamblin had five rebounds.
Westover dished out three assists for DSU.
Bridget Schuneman recorded 21 points for Jamestown. She was 5-for-7 from the field and converted 11 free-throws in 12 attempts. Kayla Roemmich added 12 points. Jessica Buck had 10 points off the bench.
Jordan Bridges earned eight boards for the Jimmies. Morgan Mathison added six rebounds.
Hannah Steele dished out eight assists for JC. She had five steals.
Jamestown shot 44.6 percent overall from the field (29-for-65) compared to DSU 33.3 percent (17-for-51).
The Jimmies went to the free-throw line 27 times, converting 22 free-throws (81.5 percent). The Lady T's made 10 free-throws in 15 attempts.
JC outrebounded DSU 42-35.
Dakota State concludes their regular-season schedule Saturday afternoon at Valley City State (N.D.). The A.I.I. conference game is slated to tip-off at 2 p.m. at W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse in Valley City, ND.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director