JAMESTOWN, N.D. - Dakota State kicked off their busy 2012 schedule Tuesday evening at the Civic Center. Dakota State shot 26 percent from the field in the game as the Trojans fell to nationally-ranked Jamestown 66-43. DSU held the Jimmies to 19 points below their scoring average (85 points per game), which ranks second in the nation.
Dakota State dropped their overall record to 5-8. Jamestown, No. 15 in the latest NAIA Division II Women's Basketball national poll, improved their record to 15-3.
Both teams struggled offensively in the first thirteen minutes and 44 seconds of the game as JC earned an 18-10 lead. With JC leading at 18-13, the Jimmies closed with a 16-6 spurt to extend their lead to 36-19 at halftime.
Jamestown held DSU to 25.9 percent from the field (7-for-27) in the first-half. The Jimmies were 34.2 percent from the field (13-for-38).
JC outscored the Trojans 32-24 in the final twenty minutes of the game.
Jayda Swenson led DSU with 11 points and pulled down seven rebounds. She was 9-for-10 from the free-throw line. Julie Munson and Courtney Hamblin each added seven points off the bench. Yui Onodera dished out three assists.
Megan Pold recorded a double-double of 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds (six offensive) off the bench for the Jimmies. She was 6-for-11 from the field and converted 4-of-6 free-throws. Carley Jensen added eight points. Amber Ramlo had six points and eight rebounds.
Jamestown shot 35.6 percent overall from the field (26-for-73). The Trojans were 13-for-50 from the field. Both teams had four 3-pointers in the game.
DSU committed 24 turnovers compared to JC 18.
The Jimmies outrebounded the Trojans 54-34. JC had 26 offensive boards compared to the Trojans' 10. Jamestown outscored DSU 27-2 in second-chance points.
JC scored 47 bench points while the Trojans had 11 bench points.
Dakota State steps out of the regular-season action Wednesday night. The Trojans head to Fargo, N.D. to play an exhibition game with NCAA Division I North Dakota State. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. at the Bison Sports Arena.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director