Jays hang with South in loss

Actual victories are certainly preferred, but moral ones are definitely a step in the right direction and that was the case for the Blue Jay girls’ hockey team Tuesday night.
Jamestown got a sparkling performance from freshman goaltender Carissa Finck and as a result gave Fargo South all it wanted in a 2-1 season-opening loss to the Bruins at Wilson Arena.
The Blue Jays scored first and played all but the first two shifts of the game without top forward Lexy Hastings in an encouraging outing against one of the state’s top teams.
“Very, very pleased with the girls,” coach Brad Schaack said. “They’re a little bummed, but they did a lot of good things. There were definitely some good things we can build on going forward.”
The Jays host Devils Lake on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Jimmies vs. Trinity Bible College

Jamestown College takes on Trinity Bible College in a non-conference basketball doubleheader tonight at the Civic Center.

The No. 6-ranked Jimmie women (8-2) are looking to bounce back from a 73-63 loss at William Penn on Saturday in Iowa. The Lions (0-6) are looking for their first win.

In the men’s game, the Jimmies take a 5-3 record into their matchup with the 3-6 Lions, who are looking to snap a five-game losing streak.

17:16 JC 10, TBC 0 … Giuli Varriano and Amanda Rantapaa have four points apiece. TBC has four turnovers.

9:49 JC 30, TBC 5 … The Jimmies have made their second line change of the evening. TBC has entered its sole bench player. Depth may be a factor.

Half JC 53, TBC 5.

Jimmies are shooting 55 percent (21 for 38) at the half. Fifteen players have played, and 13 of them have scored. Bridget Schuneman has 10 points, Justene Engels, Molly Artz and Jackie Hust have five apiece. JC’s starters played less than seven minutes and combined for 16 of the 53 points.

The Lions are shooting 11 percent (2 for 18) and have turned the ball over 11 times. Kristin Ayze hit a three-pointer and JaNae Stevenson hit a baseline jumper.

Jimmies ended the half on a 27-0 run.

15:57 JC 62, TBC 15 … Trinity opened the half with five straight points, Ayze has two three-pointers, but JC has opened it up again.

11:39 JC 73, TBC 15 … Amanda Rantapaa, Justene Engels and Ali Edwards have hit consecutive three-pointers for the Jimmies. TBC calls timeout, saving us the "media" break in a minute or so.

2:38 JC 91, TBC 19 … This one’s almost over.

FINAL JC 93, TBC 19

Jimmies shot 50 percent (37 for 74) from the field. Fourteen of 15 players scored for JC, led by Bridget Schuneman with 16 and Katie O’Neill with 11.

Lions shot 24 percent (7 for 29) and turned the ball over 20 times. Kristin Ayze led TBC with nine points and Chelsey Eng had eight.

16:15 JC 9, TBC 2 … Trinity opened the game with the first basket, but JC has reeled off  nine straight.

10:51 JC 13, TBC 5 … Not a whole lot going on the last six minutes. Jimmies being patient offensively but not getting the results they’re looking for.

4:35 JC 20, TBC 15 … Mikey Rosario three-point play pulls the Lions within three but two BJ Mertens free throws make it a five-point lead.

1:26 JC 28, TBC 21 … Rosario hits a three-pointer as a 6-2 run pulls the Lions within seven.

Half JC 30, TBC 24

Neither team is shooting well. JC is hitting 33 percent (10 for 30) and Trinity is at 26 percent (7 for 27).

C.J. Peeters has eight points to pace the Jimmies, while Shean Bosworth has 11 and Mikey Rosario 10 for the Lions.

17:01 JC 37, TBC 34 … Mitch Gunther layup pulls Trinity within three.

12:42 JC 48, TBC 38 … With the lead down to four at 42-38, the Jimmies get back-to-back threes from Hans Hoeg and Ross Florhaug. It’s a 10-point lead, and Trinity calls timeout.

9:52 JC 58, TBC 40 … Ten straight points by C.J. Peeters opens it up for the Jimmies.

7:44 JC 65, TBC 42 … Peeters has scored the Jimmies’ last 17 points in a 23-4 run.

2:40 JC 75, TBC 44 … Jimmies have put this one away.

FINAL 78, TBC 44

The Jimmies shot 41 percent (25 for 61) while holding Trinity to 23 percent (13 for 57) and finished the game on a 36-6 run over the final 14 minutes.

C.J. Peeters finished with 29 points and Hans Hoeg added 11.

Mikey Roasario and Shean Bosworth each had 15 to lead the Lions.