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University of Jamestown
Men's Basketball - Sun, Dec. 4, 2016

December 4, 2016

JAMESTOWN, N.D. – After struggling in first overtime between Dakota State (S.D.) and Jamestown (N.D.) in the North Star Athletic Association Men's Basketball conference contest at the Civic Center Sunday evening, the Jimmies outscored the Trojans 18-9 in the second overtime for a 90-81 thriller.

Dakota State lost their fifth straight game, falling to 3-8 overall record and 0-2 NSAA conference record.  Jamestown improved to 5-6 overall record and 1-1 NSAA record.

The Jimmies opened up with a 13-5 lead in the first five minutes of the game.  The Trojans would answer back with a 12-4 scoring run for their first lead of the game at 18-17, after a field goal by Kyle Kilgore with 10:52 left of the first-half.

DSU extended their lead to 25-19 before UJ rallied back to overtake the lead.  The Jimmies went on a 21-6 outburst to grab a 40-31 lead with 30 seconds left before intermission.

Kevin Daniels hit a 3-point field goal as the Trojans cut Jimmies' lead to 40-34 by halftime.

UJ shot 45.9 percent in the first-half (17-of-37) compared to DSU 44.4 percent (12-of-27).

Trailing 42-35, the Trojans scored 10 straight points to earn their lead back at 45-42 after a field goal by Justin Folkers with 16:27 remaining.

Jamestown responded with a 17-4 scoring run to register a double-digit lead at 59-49 with 9:07 left.

Dakota State rallied back with a 14-4 run to knot the game at 63-63 with 5:12 on the clock.  Trailing by four points at 69-65, Folkers and Daniels each added a field goal to tie the game at 69-69 with less than 35 seconds to go.

Jake Hagler missed a basket just few ticks before the end of regulation, extending the game into overtime.

Both teams struggled in overtime, scoring just three points each.  The Jimmies earned the first lead of overtime at 71-69 with 3:29 left after a field goal by Jon Purintun.

Tanner Heiser made a free-throw as the Trojans cut UJ's lead to 71-70 with 1:13 to go.  Jacob Havron added a free-throw to put the Jimmies up 72-70 with a minute to go in overtime.

Kilgore tied the game at 72-72 after a basket with 50 seconds to go for Dakota State.

After Purintun's shot was blocked by DSU's Folkers with 31 seconds remaining, the Trojans were unable to convert their scoring chance as Kilgore was called for an offensive foul with two seconds left in overtime.

The Trojans were 1-of-7 from the floor, while the Jimmies were just 1-of-10 from the field in first overtime.

A sixth tie ball-game at 74-74 with 3:35 to go in second overtime, the Jimmies exploded for an 12-3 scoring outburst to take an 86-77 lead with less than 40 seconds remaining and secured the victory.

Despite the loss, Daniels scored a season-high 32 points off the bench for Dakota State.  He was 10-of-18 from the field, including 5-of-10 from the 3-point line.  He was also 7-of-8 from the free-throw line.  Kilgore posted a double-double of 22 points (season-high) and pulled down a career-high 18 rebounds (tied for ninth-most rebounds in a single-game in DSU men's basketball record book).  He was 10-of-22 from the field.

Folkers tallied 13 points (5-of-7 field goals) for the Trojans.  Heiser scored seven points, earned six rebounds and contributed five assists.  He stole the ball three times.  Brendon Boomsma added five points and produced five assists. 

Purintun scored 28 points off the bench for the Jimmies.  He was 13-of-23 from the field.  Logan Brown added 19 points.  Havron and Hagler each scored 15 points. 

Riley Henderson grabbed 11 rebounds for UJ.  Brown added eight rebounds.  Havron and Purintun each had seven rebounds.  Purintun recorded three steals.

Jamestown shot 43.8 percent overall from the field (35-of-80) compared to Dakota State 40.5 percent (30-of-74).  The Trojans were 8-of-27 from the 3-point line (29.6 percent) while the Jimmies were just 5-of-24 3-pointers (20.8 percent).

Both teams went to the free-throw line 21 times, with UJ making 15 free-throws and DSU converting 13 free-throws.

The Jimmies outrebounded the Trojans 52-44 in the game.  DSU outscored UJ 15-10 in second-chance points, 34-30 in bench points and 6-0 in transition points.

Dakota State looks to halt their losing skid as they continue their North Star conference play Friday evening.  The Trojans head back to North Dakota, visiting Valley City State (N.D.).  The game is slated for 7:30 p.m. at W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse in Valley City, N.D.

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

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