JAMESTOWN, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – A loss to Mandan could have sent Jamestown falling all the way to the No. 4-seed in next week’s West Region tournament, but a win would keep them in there now familiar spot in the top-two.

Sara Hegerle’s team went out and took care of business taking a 3-1 win (25-13, 24-26, 25-19, 25-21).

“I don’t even think many of the girls knew what the consequences were had we lost tonight,” said Hegerle after the game. A drop to the four spot, would have likely meant Jamestown was on a collision course with Century in the WDA semifinals.

The Jays stormed out of the gates with a statement 25-13 in the opening set. Mandan controlled the second set, but Jamestown fought their way back. The Braves lead 22-18 and the Jays responded with a 6-2 run to tie it. Following a timeout, Mandan closed it out with two quick points.

Jamestown was able to take control of the final two sets late and locked up the spot behind Century.

Ella Roaldson lead the Jays with 20 kills and Grace Hegerle added 14.

First up for the Jays at the West Region tournament will be the winner of Thursday’s Williston/Dickinson match. The tournament begins on November 14th at Jamestown High. The Jays will play in the 5pm match.