|Valley City State (N.D.)||36||39||75|
|Feb. 18, 2017|
|Valley City, N.D.|
|Jamestown||Indv. Leaders||Valley City State (N.D.)|
|#5 Logan Brown - 22||Points||#4 Rashad Satahoo - 23|
|#31 Riley Henderson - 9||Rebounds||#34 Ellwood Ellenson - 7|
|3 Players - 3||Assists||#14 Jason Ralph - 5|
|Jamestown||Team Statistics||Valley City State (N.D.)|
|50.8% (32 - 63)||Field Goals %||42.6% (26 - 61)|
|44% (11 - 25)||3 Point Field Goals %||42.9% (9 - 21)|
|71.4% (10 - 14)||Free Throws||87.5% (14 - 16)|
|7||2nd Chance Pts||8|
VALLEY CITY, N.D.-- After last night's road victory at Dickinson State, the Jimmie men's basketball team turned its focus to finishing the regular season with a victory over the rival Vikings of VCSU.
Little did they know they'd have a share of the conference championship awaiting them.
The Jimmies took care of VCSU 85-75, and coupled with an 84-82 Bellevue loss to Waldorf, ended in a three-way tie for the NSAA regular season title with Bellevue and Dickinson State.
UJ will be the #3 seed in the conference tournament, which gets underway Thursday. Jamestown will host #6 VCSU at 3 p.m.
Saturday's rivalry game with the Vikings started off with five lead changes and three ties in the opening 5:40. After a Jake Hagler (SR/Cando, N.D.) three-pointer, UJ led 15-12 and would not trail for the rest of the half, taking an 11-point lead into the break.
Once again, shooting from the outside keyed the Jimmie offense. UJ made 9 of 16 attempts from the outside and was 17 of 31 overall in the first half.
Jamestown held VCSU to 40 percent shooting in the second half, and gradually opened up a 21-point lead. Connor Entzi (FR/Edgeley, N.D.)'s bucket with 5:26 left gave the Jimmies their biggest lead of the night, 76-51, but the Vikings did not go away quietly.
Austin Rambow's basket with 45 seconds left capped a 24-7 VCSU run and brought the Vikings with eight points at 83-75.
Logan Brown (SR/Roseville, Minn.) had 22 points and five threes to lead UJ (17-13, 11-5 NSAA). Riley Henderson (SO/Bismarck, N.D.) had 18 points and nine boards, and Hagler finished with 14 points. Sam Johnson (JR/Mora, Minn.) came off the bench to score nine points and grab six rebounds.