WEST FARGO, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – Megan Gaffaney’s double-double and a strong first half led the Jamestown Blue Jay girls to an 87-72 win over West Fargo in high school basketball Saturday afternoon in West Fargo.
The senior Gaffaney had a team high 21 points and a game high 12 rebounds for Jamestown. She would also add 6 assists. Courtney Peterson added 20 points and seven rebounds.
Kameron Selvig came off the bench to score 19 points, 12 coming in the first half when the Blue Jays led 42-21 at the break. Selvig also added seven rebounds. Olivia Nihill chipped in 11 points and a game high seven assists as the Blue Jays had 21 assists on 27 field goals.
West Fargo’s McKenna Becher led all scorers with 27 points, 24 coming in the second half. Becher would add six rebounds and a team high three assists. Grace Faimen had four three pointers in the second half and finished with 17 points. Mariah Peters was also in double figures for the Packers with 11 points.
The Blue Jays led by as much as 31 points in the second half, but Becher and Faimen kept West Fargo in the game. Blue Jay head coach Andy Skunberg says give credit where credit is due for the Packers.
Skunberg says when West Fargo made its run in the second half, his veteran players stepped up.
This was the season opener for both teams. Jamestown travels to Bismarck on December 12th for the next game. West Fargo host Grand Forks Central on Tuesday.
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