JAMESTOWN,N.D. (JimmieAthletics.com) – Friday’s matchup at Harold Newman Arena between the No. 3 Concordia (Neb.) University Bulldogs and the ninth-ranked Jimmie women’s basketball team lived up to the hype, as overtime was needed to decide a winner.
In the end, the Bulldogs came away with a 91-83 victory, handing Jamestown its second defeat in six games this season.
Philly Lammers scored 31 points and grabbed 14 rebounds while Quinn Wragge added 19 points and eight boards as Concordia improved to 3-0.
Paige Emmel (SR/Bismarck, ND) paced the Jimmies with 21 points. Marina Nowak (JR/Rogers, MN) hit for a career-high 17 points off the bench and added six rebounds. Bryn Woodside (SR/Albert Lea, MN) finished with 14 points and seven assists, while Jenna Doyle(JR/Princeton, MN) chipped in with eight points and seven rebounds.
UJ held a slim 25-22 margin after the first quarter, and outscored the Bulldogs 17-11 in the second to take a nine-point advantage into the break.
Concordia leaned on Lammers in the third quarter, as the All-American scored 14 of the Bulldogs’ 26 points in the frame. Jamestown maintained a 61-59 lead heading to the fourth quarter.
The Jimmies took a 72-65 lead after Emmel drained a pair of free throws with 4:28 left in regulation. Dani Hoppes connected on a three-pointer and a bucket in the paint on back-to-back possessions to get the Bulldogs within two points.
McKayla Orr (SR/Ypsilanti, ND) made one of two foul shots to give UJ a 75-73 lead with 1:07 to play. Taylor Cockerill was fouled one second on the clock and calmly sank both free throws to send the game to overtime.
In overtime, Concordia made just three of nine attempts from the field, but connected on nine of 13 free throws down the stretch to help ice the game. The Jimmies were outrebounded 12-3 in overtime, and hit on just two of eight field goals.
Jamestown hosts NCAA Division III Northland College Saturday at 5:00 p.m.
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