Three-point Barrage Leads Jamestown to Victory


JAMESTOWN, N.D. ( – Four players scored 21 or more points for the University of Jamestown men’s basketball team in their 113-94 victory over Northwestern (Iowa) College Wednesday night at Harold Newman Arena.

FINAL SCORE: Jamestown 113, Northwestern 94
LOCATION: Harold Newman Arena, Jamestown, ND
RECORDS: Jamestown 11-2 (5-2 Great Plains Athletic Conference), Northwestern 7-5 (2-3 GPAC)

*The Jimmies shot 60 percent (12 of 20) from both three-point range and inside the arc on the way to a 63-42 lead at halftime.
*Northwestern led 10-6 just under five minutes into the game, but Jamestown scored the next 14 points over a 2:35 span and went ahead 20-10.
*Isaiah Dobson (JR/Stillwater, MN) knocked down a three-pointer with 6:42 left in the half to give UJ its biggest lead to that point, 42-27.
*Jamestown’s last nine field goals of the first half were all three-pointers.
*The Raiders outscored the Jimmies 52-50 in the second half, making 16 of 27 shots overall and 7 of 13 three-point attempts.
*UJ led by 23 at the 18:50 mark of the half, only to see Northwestern cut the deficit to 10 just 2:46 later.
*Nineteen NWC fouls and 12 turnovers helped Jamestown keep their lead between 11 and 19 the rest of the half.

Jon Purintun (SR/Linton, ND) led the Jimmies with 26 points and seven assists. He also pulled down six rebounds.
*Kevin Oberweiser (SR/Drummond, MT) (24), Dobson (21), and Terrell Alfred (JR/Orlando, FL) (21) also had 20+ point games.
*Brady Birch (SO/Melrose, MN) had 10 points and seven boards off the bench.
*The Jimmies finished 14 of 30 from three-point range.
*UJ had a 31-22 advanrage in bench scoring.

*Steven Kragt led the Red Raiders with 21 points. Trent Hilbrands added 18, Jay Small 15, Parker Mulder 12, and Grant Rohrer 10.
*Isaac Heyer had seven rebounds to go along with his six points.
*NWC shot 55.9% (33 of 59) in the game.
*The Red Raiders were outrebounded 33-30 and turned the ball over 22 times, to just nine times for Jamestown.

*Jamestown travels to Sioux City, Iowa, to face No. 2 Morningside College. Tipoff is scheduled for 4 p.m.

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