The 24th-ranked Jamestown College women’s basketball team hosts Minot State in a Dakota Athletic Conference postseason tournament quarterfinal game Sunday night at the Civic Center.
The Jimmies (19-8) are the No. 3 seed and have won two straight and five of their last six heading into the postseason.
The Beavers (15-13) are the No. 6 seed have won three straight since a 78-71 loss to the Jimmies in the Civic Center.
Last season, Minot was the No. 3 seed and lost to No. 6 JC in the opening round of the postseason tournament.
Winner advances and gets to make the always-popular mid-week drive to scenic Spearfish, S.D.
14:25 JC 3, Minot 2 … Pretty slow offensive start for both teams. Minot 1-for-7 with 4 TOs, JC 1-for-8 with 1 TO.
10:50 JC 12, Minot 6 … Kelie Schuneman and Amanda Rantapaa have hit early three-pointers and Rantapaa and Mara Paulson hit back-to-back jumpers to give JC a six-point lead.
1:28 JC 27, Minot 21 … Jimmies led by 11 at one point. Minot is within six.
HALF JC 27, Minot 23 … MacKenzie Mack hits the last two baskets of the half to help Minot claw back from a 17-6 deficit to within four points at the break.
Mack leads MSU with 10 points at the half.
Kellie Schuneman leads JC with nine.
Neither team is shooting well. JC has hit 9 of 28 for 32 percent. Minot is 9 for 24 for 37.5 percent and has turned the ball over 13 times to JC’s six.
16:29 JC 35, Minot 34 … Lashay Bagsby has all of Minot’s 11 points so far this half.
12:17 JC 41, Minot 34 … Mara Paulson has four points and Allison Epping two in a 6-0 run that puts the Jimmies in front by seven.
9:37 JC 43, Minot 37 … An 8-0 run gave JC a 43-34 lead with 11:44 remaining. Minot has scored the last three to pull within six.
7:21 JC 51, Minot 41 … Amanda Rantapaa hits a three-pointer in the corner, capping a 6-0 burst to give JC a 10-point lead. Minot calls timeout.
4:58 JC 52, Minot 45 … Minot turns it over, Rantapaa is trapped on the baseline and calls a timeout. JC ball, up eight.
2:29 JC 56, Minot 52 … Sam Medcalf scores off an assist from Lashay Bagsby to pull Minot within four.
0:20 JC 64, Minot 56 … Schuneman hits two free throws to make it an eight-point lead. Looks like JC is off to Black Hills.
FINAL JC 66, Minot 56.
Jimmies end game on a 10-2 run.
Heidi Fiechtner led JC with 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Kellie Schuneman had 15 point and Mara Paulson had 12 points and seven rebounds.
Lashay Bagsby had 19 of her game-high 21 points in the second half for Minot. She had a double double with 14 rebounds. Holly Siverling had 14 points and MacKenzie Mack 12.