Two ranked teams, two wins for Jamestown College.
After beating No. 22 South Dakota Mines on Friday night, the Jimmies followed with a hard-fought 63-61 win over No. 24 Black Hills State on Saturday at the Civic Center.
Mark Potorff had a chance to tie at the buzzer, but the Jimmies made him take a contested shot that was off the mark as time expired.
The Jimmies improved to 3-1 in the DAC and 12-6 overall and have a good chance to be ranked when the new poll comes out on Monday.
Black Hills State advanced to the NAIA Final Four last season, but fell to 11-6 and 1-2 in conference play.
Hans Hoeg and C.J. Peeters had 18 points each to lead the Jimmies.
The fifth-ranked Jamestown College women’s basketball team survived a game battle from Black Hills State on Saturday at the Civic Center, 66-62.
The Jimmies also survived some shaky free throw shooting, missing 15 attempts from the stripe in the game, including six down the stretch.
But two makes late at the line from Kellie Schuneman gave the Jimmies a three-point lead and the Yellow Jackets missed a three to tie with 5 seconds left.
Schuneman added one more free throw with 1 second left to seal the Jimmies’ 15th win of the season and fourth in DAC play.
Giuli Varriano scored 15 of her 16 points in the first half and Katie O’Neill added 15, 13 coming in the second half.
The Jimmies play just once next week, traveling to Valley City to face the Vikings on Thursday.
Selvig, Sav and Griz defeated the schedule thrown at them by area teams Friday night, getting in something from every sporting event Jamestown College and Jamestown High School had to offer.
Had I (DS) have any firing brain cells remaining, I’d go in depth on how each performed, but that is not going to happen at 12:25 a.m. Saturday morning.
Quickly here’s how it went:
-JC BB teams swept S.D. Mines.
-JHS BB teams swept Dickinson.
-JHS B-hockey team tied Dickinson, girls lost to North.
-JHS gymnastics team fared well, led by Kaitlin Walsh.
-JHS wrestlers have a couple guys left at the Rotary in Bismarck
For more, check out Saturday’s edition of The Sun.