Third Quarter Dooms Jimmies in Season-Ending Loss


SIOUX CITY, IA ( – A huge third quarter by Concordia (Neb.) sent the University of Jamestown to a 79-61 defeat Saturday in the quarterfinals of the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball Championship.

UJ led 34-31 at the half, but the Bulldogs outscored Jamestown 38-10 in the third quarter to take a 25-point advantage. Concordia sank 14 of 23 field goal attempts, including 7 of 8 from three-point range, while making the most of nine Jimmie turnovers in the period.

Jamestown shot just 32.8 percent for the game and made one of 13 three-pointers after halftime. The Jimmies were plus-6 in rebounds (48-42), but a Concordia’s 27-11 edge in points off turnovers was more than enough to counter.

McKayla Orr (SR/Ypsilanti, ND) finished with 17 points, eight rebounds, five assists, and four steals. Marina Nowak (JR/Rogers, MN) had 11 points and nine rebounds, and Paige Emmel (SR/Bismarck, ND) was also in double figures with 12 and added eight boards. Jenna Doyle(JR/Princeton, MN) chipped in with nine points, eight blocked shots, and seven rebounds.

Philly Lammers posted a double-double of 20 points and 17 rebounds for Concordia. Quinn Wragge added 14 points while MacKenzie Helman (13) and Sydney Feller (10) also reached double digits.

The Jimmies’ season ends with a school-record 31 wins against five losses. The Bulldogs improve to 35-1 and will face GPAC rival Northwestern (Iowa) in Monday’s 8 p.m. semifinal.

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