JC women roll

After two postponements, the sixth-ranked Jimmie women finally got an adequate travel day to go to Mayville State and beat the struggling Comets.

Kellie Schuneman poured in 25 points to lead the Jimmies (17-4) to a 82-69 win. They’re 6-1 in the DAC, alone at the top. The Jimmies were 25 of 30 from the stripe.

The Jimmies scored 44-first half points and pulled away from the pesky Comets (4-14) over the final 20 minutes.

The men game follows in 20 minutes. The JC men need to win this one over the conference-winless Comets ……

WCHA Standings

Minn. Duluth 12 5 1 25 64 48
St. Cloud St. 11 5 2 24 55 45
Denver 10 4 4 24 53 47
Wisconsin 10 5 3 23 70 42
Colorado Coll. 10 7 3 23 65 52
N. Dakota 8 7 3 19 52 40
Minnesota 7 9 2 16 49 49
Alaska-Anchorage 7 12 1 15 45 71
Minn. St., Mankato 5 12 1 11 45 58
Michigan Tech 2 16 0 4 36 82
OVERALL RECORDS: Alaska-Anchorage 9-14-1, Colorado College 14-9-3, Denver 14-6-4, Michigan Tech 3-20-1, Minnesota 12-12-2, Minn. Duluth 16-9-1, Minn. St., Mankato 11-13-2, North Dakota 13-8-5, St. Cloud St. 16-7-3, Wisconsin 14-6-4.
Friday’s games
Denver at North Dakota
Minn. St., Mankato at Michigan Tech
St. Cloud State at Colorado College
Minnesota at Alaska-Anchorage
Wisconsin at Minn.-Duluth
Saturday’s games
Denver at North Dakota
Minn. St., Mankato at Michigan Tech
Wisconsin at Minn.-Duluth
St. Cloud State at Colorado College
Minnesota at Alaska-Anchorage

NDSU’s Carlson honored

NDSU track standout Whitney Carlson has been named the Summit League’s Track and Field Athlete of the Week for the second time this season after winning the pentathlon at the Jack Johnson Classic last weekend in Minneapolis.

Carlson, a 2006 graduate of Buchanan High School, finished the meet with a season-high 3,697 points, winning the 800, 60 hurdles and long jump, where her mark of 19-10 ½ is the highest mark in the Summit League this season. She also has the top time to beat in the 60 hurdles (8.67) so far.

Carlson starred in track for Carrington High School and participated in basketball and volleyball for the P-B-K Rebels.

She also competed in the Olympic time trials last summer in Oregon.

Twins ink Thome – about 5 years too late

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says slugger Jim Thome and the Minnesota Twins have agreed to a one-year, $1.5 million contract.

The person requested anonymity Tuesday because the team was not ready to make the announcement. Thome’s contract also includes performance bonuses.

The 39-year-old Thome will likely be more of a bench player for the Twins than the middle-of-the-lineup force he’s been for 19 seasons on his way to 564 career home runs.

Thome was traded by the White Sox to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Aug. 31. He was interested in returning to Chicago, but White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen recently told

Thome he wouldn’t get enough at-bats to justify a return.