SIOUX CITY, I.A. (JimmieAthletics.com) – No. 7 Briar Cliff University turned a 10-point halftime lead into a 20-point advantage midway through the second half, taking down the 21st-ranked University of Jamestown men’s basketball team 86-70 Wednesday evening.
FINAL SCORE: (7) Briar Cliff 86, (21) Jamestown 70
LOCATION: Newman Flanagan Center, Sioux City, IA
RECORDS: Briar Cliff 15-3 (9-2 Great Plains Athletic Conference), Jamestown 17-4 (7-4 GPAC)
HOW IT HAPPENED
*Jamestown led 23-22 after a pair of Kevin Oberweiser(SR/Drummond, MT) free throws capped off a 7-0 run.
*The Chargers responded with the next six points to retake a 28-23 lead, eventually closing the half on a 15-4 run.
*UJ connected on just 9 of 30 shots in the first half (30 percent) and trailed 37-27 at the half.
*Briar Cliff opened the second half with 16 of the first 22 points and took a 20-point lead (66-46) with 10:44 in the game.
*The Jimmies were 18 of 34 from the field in the final 20 minutes, but just 4 of 12 from three-point range.
*Kevin Oberweiser led the Jimmies with 19 points, nine rebounds, and four assists.
*Brady Birch (SO/Melrose, MN) set a new career high with 17 points and blocked a pair of shots.
*Isaiah Dobson (JR/Stillwater, MN) finished with 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting.
*The Jimmies outrebounded Briar Cliff 40-39.
*Sixteen UJ turnovers were converted into 21 Briar Cliff points.
*The 70 points was a season low for Jamestown.
FOR BRIAR CLIFF
*Ethan Freidel scored a game-high 21 points, including five three-pointers.
*Kyle Boerhave (18), Jackson Lamb (14), Austin Roetman (14), and Jay Wolfe (10) also hit for double figures for the Chargers.
*Boerhave pulled down nine rebounds and blocked two shots.
*Freidel and Wolfe both recorded seven assists.
*The Chargers won for the fourth straight game and the fifth time in their last six.
*Jamestown travels to Crete, Neb., on Saturday for a matchup against Doane University. Tipoff is set for 4 p.m.