It was a night for the Jimmie reserves to do the heavy lifting, and they did their part in helping the UJ men cruise to a 117-48 victory over Oak Hills Christian College Sunday evening.
Christian Kvilvang (SO/Cando, N.D.) scored a career-high 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Connor Entzi (FR/Edgeley, N.D.) also had a career-best 18 points as the Jimmie bench combined for 76 points.
Jon Purintun (SO/Linton, N.D.) and Sam Johnson (JR/Mora, Minn.) added 14 points and eight rebounds each for UJ (10-11), who won for the second time in as many nights. Jacob Havron (SR/Pukalani, Hawaii) chipped in with 12 points and was one of four Jimmies with eight rebounds. Carter Keller (FR/Sioux Falls, S.D.) had eight assists, six rebounds, and two steals.
Also filling up the stat sheet for Jamestown was Daymeann Stewart (JR/Milwaukee, Wis.), who had seven points, five rebounds, and five assists.
UJ scored the first 12 points of the game but the Wolfpack cut the lead to five points, 20-15, after a Duke Abalos three-pointer with 11:44 left in the half.
Johnson, who entered Sunday's game having scored 14 points all season, pumped in 14 alone during a 16-0 Jamestown run, and after his fourth three of the half, built the lead back to 21. The Jimmies closed the half on a 24-11 run to lead by 34 at the break.
Oak Hills' Aiden Guthrie scored the first points of the second half, but a 21-0 UJ run over the next 5:55 pushed the lead to 53. Colin Tyrone's basket with 4:21 left were the final points for the Wolfpack, and Jamestown ended the game with the last 17 points.
Abalos led Oak Hills with 14 points and was joined in double figures by Guthrie with 12 and Tyrone with 10.
The Jimmies shot 54.2% from the field, including 30-of-46 (65.2%) on two-point shots. Oak Hills finished at 29.4% from the floor and connected on six of 24 three-point attempts.
Next up for the Jimmies is a road game at Dakota State (S.D.) on January 20.