Starting to feel at home at home

It may seem like it, but the Jamestown College basketball teams haven’t been on the road ALL season.

Still, after a first half of the conference schedule that saw the team hop on the bus six times in seven games, it is taking a little time for the Jimmies to get used to their ‘familiar’ surroundings at the Civic Center.

"We’re starting to actually get comfortable in the Civic Center again," JC men’s coach Jeff Trumbauer said. "It feels like we haven’t had this all year long. I’d really have to go back and think about it, did we ever play back to back games or two consecutive weekends in the Civic Center?"

For the record, the Jimmies have played back-to-back games at home twice so far this year: On Nov. 14-15, they had a weekend series with GPAC teams in which JC lost to Dakota Wesleyan and beat Mount Marty. On Nov. 28, they lost to William Penn before beating Trinity Bible College on Dec. 2.

"It’s really nice to have this stretch here," Trumbauer said. "We had a great crowd on Thursday against Valley and that certainly helped the guys. They were excited to play in front of that kind of crowd. We’re excited to be home and hopefully we can make the most of it."

The Jimmies host Dakota State on Friday and Mayville State on Saturday.

District 6, District 1 pairings set

The Class B District 6 girls’ basketball tournament runs Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 12-14 in Linton.

No. 4-ranked Kidder County is the top seed and gets a first-round bye.

The pairings:

Thursday’s games

Hazelton-Moffit-Braddock vs. Strasburg-Zeeland, 4:30 p.m.

Linton vs. South Border, 6 p.m.

Napoleon vs. Wing, 7:30 p.m.

Friday’s games

Consolation semifinal, 4:30 p.m.

Semifinals

Kidder County vs. HMB/SZ winner, 6 p.m.

Linton/South Border winner vs. Napoleon/Wing winner, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday’s games

Region qualifiers at 4:30 and 6 p.m.

Championship, 7:30 p.m.

The District 1 tournament runs Saturday-Tuesday, Feb. 14-17 in Lidgerwood.

Eighth-ranked Hankinson is the No. 1 seed, and 5th-ranked Fairmount-Campbell-Tintah is the No. 2 seed.

Play-in game Friday, Feb. 13

Milnor at Sargent Central, 7 p.m.

First round

Hankinson vs. play-in winner, 1 p.m.

Lidgerwood vs. North Sargent, 25 minutes later

Fairmount-Campbell-Tintah vs. Wyndmere, 6 p.m.

Oakes vs. Lisbon, 25 minutes later