MANDAN, N.D. ( – A pair of Jared Kallenbach three-pointers put some separation between No. 2 Jamestown and No. 4 Mandan in the second half. The Jays pulled away late to win 70-53.

“Defensively we are getting better and it showed tonight,” said head coach Jacoby Lloyd following the win. “The last 2.5 games, since half time of Williston, we’ve been following the scout and executing on defense.”

Jamestown lead most of the game and lead for good after jumping ahead 12-11. They used a 12-0 run to take an 10-point lead at 21-11.

Mandan cut it to two before half and eventually took the lead at 44-43. That was the last time Mandan lead. Kallenbach helped silenced any comeback attempt with back-to-back threes to spark a 15-0 run.

Jamestown capped off the run with a pair of offensive rebound tip backs from Skunberg and Walters.

The victory pushes the Jays to 9-0. Skunberg lead the team with 19. Kallenbach with 17 and Walters with 16.

GBB: #3 Mandan 74, Jamestown 49.

Kennedy Harris scored 13 points in the first half and Mandan ran away from the Blue Jay girls quickly. They also made six triples in the opening frame.

In the second half, Mandan extended their lead as high as 32. Grace Hegerle and Courtney Peterson lead Jamestown with 13. Ella Falk added 11.

The Jays are back at home Friday against Watford City and Saturday against Century.