SIOUX CITY, I.A. (JimmieAthletics.com) – Briar Cliff (Iowa) University outscored the University of Jamestown women’s basketball team 31-17 in the second and third quarters and hung on for a 54-53 win Wednesday evening.
FINAL SCORE: Briar Cliff 54, Jamestown 53
LOCATION: Newman Flanagan Center, Sioux City, IA
RECORDS: Briar Cliff 11-9 (5-7 Great Plains Athletic Conference), Jamestown 10-10 (4-8 GPAC)
HOW IT HAPPENED
*The Jimmies scored the first 11 points of the game and took a 15-3 lead after Mackensi Higlin (SO/Mandan, ND) made the second of two free throw attempts.
*Despite making only 2 of 15 second quarter shots, Jamestown led 24-19 at halftime.
*Briar Cliff opened the second half on a 12-0 run to go ahead 31-24. The Jimmies ended the run on a Jory Mullen (SR/Pierre, SD) three-pointer with 4:24 left in the third.
*The Chargers shot 58.3 percent (7-of-12) in the third while holding UJ to 20 percent (3-of-15).
*Jamestown outscored Briar Cliff 19-16 in the fourth, rallying back from an eight-point deficit earlier in the period to lead 48-47 with 3:00 left following a pair of Noelle Josephson (FR/Ramsey, MN) free throws.
*On the next possession, Briar Cliff’s Madelyn Deitchler knocked down a three-pointer to put the home team back in front by a point, eventually proving to be the game-winning basket.
*Emma Stoehr (SO/Woodbury, MN) banked in a three-pointer at the buzzer to make it a one-point game.
*Stoehr led the Jimmies with 17 points, six rebounds, and three assists. Five of her six field goals were three-pointers.
*Allison Jablonsky (JR/Blaine, Minn.) was also in double figures with 15 points, including four from beyond the arc.
*Josephson finished with six points and five rebounds while Higlin also grabbed six rebounds.
*Jamestown shot 25.4 percent (15 for 59) overall and was 11 of 43 from three-point range.
*The 43 three-point attempts was a season high.
FOR BRIAR CLIFF
*Logan Ehlers had 15 points and nine rebounds while Taylor Wagner chipped in with 14.
*Briar Cliff outrebounded Jamestown 39-37 and committed four fewer turnovers (22-18).
*The Chargers have alternated wins and losses for their last nine games.
*Jamestown travels to Crete, Neb., on Saturday to face Doane University. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m.