JC, MSU tight at half

The Jimmies were down 25-14 early in the first half, but closed the opening 20 minutes on a 20-6 run and lead 16th-ranked Minot State 34-31 at halftime.

Hans Hoeg was fouled on a long 3-point attempt at the horn and buried all 3 free throws to give the Jimmies their second lead of the half.

Their first came at 3-2, but Minot State was in control, leading much of the half.

The Jimmies won the first meeting between the two teams in early December at the Dome.

They had all-conference point guard Byron Jones in that game, but Jones is out for the season with a knee injury.

C.J. Peeters has 8 to lead the Jimmies.

Nick Turner’s 10 top of the Beavers.


JC women go down

Minot State led from start to finish in handing the Jimmie women their first home loss of the season, 75-55.

The Beavers got within in a game of the DAC-leading Jimmies with the win, in which they led by as many as 24 points (63-39) in the second half.

There was nothing fluky about this one.

It was pretty much a beat down. A 12-0 run late in the second half got the Jimmies within 12 with 2:20 left, but the Beavers deserved this one.

The Jimmies were held 20 under their average of 75 per game.

Dynamic point guard Ari Hendrix led the Beavers with 23 points.

Giuli Varriano’s 13 led the cold-shooting Jimmies (20-57).

JC women in trouble at the half

The sixth-ranked Jimmie women are down 11 at the half in a match-up of ranked NAIA teams.

Minot State leads 36-25 behind 13 points from point guard Ari Hendrix. The Beavers are ranked 12th in the country, and have controlled the opening 20 minutes.

The Jimmies would be in real trouble if not for reserve Krista Shaikoski, who buried three triples in the first half and has a team-best 11.

The Jimmies have lost just one home game in the last 2 seasons and are 9-0 in 2009-10.

Loaded Friday – of course

It’s on tonight in Jamesville.

The Jimmie basketball teams have a big doubleheader at home against Minot State. The women’s game features two ranked teams.

The men’s tilt is also big. A good night to watch BB, other than the fact that it’s psycho cold.

Elsewhere, the JHS girls’ hockey team has a big game tonight against Bismarck. Big games have been rare for the Blue Jays in this sport. But tonight would qualify as significant. They’re probably going to state regardless, but if they win, it’s a done deal.

Also in town tonight is a swimming dual with Williston. The big meet is tomorrow as the Blue Jays will host every team in the state, beginning at 11 a.m.

The gymnasts are also in action in Minot.

Mix and Class B and tonight could turn into a fine cluster.

But we’ll "Just do our jobs" and get something in on all of it, like we always do.


Thursday wrap

Short and sweet here, because that’s all it needs to be.

The JHS boys’ hockey team led 1-0 after two periods. Final score: West Fargo 5, JHS 1. All done with that then.

Blue Jay girls basketball team hung with Mandan, which is down, before losing 62-54.

Wrestlers and Mandan split 14 matches 7-7, but the Braves won the dual in a photo finish 36-35.

Check out the print version on Friday for many, many inches on each one of the above events. When it comes to story length, The Sun is so money.

Jimmies at home Friday-Saturday

Big games for the Jamestown College basketball teams this weekend.

Brief thoughts from the two head coaches.

Jeff Trumbauer: “Huge. To say anything less would be an underestimation of the situation.”

Mark Wiest: “In a way, this is a different role for us. We’ve never been in first place this late into the season. Typically we’re in that 2-5 range and kind of been the ones doing the hunting. Now we’re the hunted."

Minot State is here Friday and Dickinson State Saturday.

A sweep for the Jimmies would be quite large as they head down the home stretch of the DAC campaign.

Jimmie men

The Jamestown College men’s basketball team won a wild 88-75 tilt in Mayville Tuesday night to snap a 6-game skid at Lewey Lee Fieldhouse.

C.J. Peeters continued his strong junior season with 33 points and 9 rebounds, including 23 in the first half alone.

The Jimmies outscored the Comets 18-5 in overtime, improving to 4-3 in the DAC and 13-8 overall.

Minot State is here Friday and Dickinson State Saturday.

Much more, and I mean much more, both JC stories got away from me, in the print edition, which is rolling off the press as I type.

Off I go now to track penguins and buy milk at WalMart for my angry, 2.5 year old female daughter.

Good night Jamestown.

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