|Davenport University 31-4||21||9||21||16||67|
|Jamestown (N.D.) 27-5||14||14||29||23||80|
|Mar. 10, 2017|
|Sioux City, IA|
|Davenport University||Indv. Leaders||Jamestown (N.D.)|
|#22 Chri Carter - 17||Points||#33 Taylor Hammer - 36|
|#31 Emily Severn - 11||Rebounds||#33 Taylor Hammer - 11|
|4 Players - 1||Assists||#33 Taylor Hammer - 4|
|Davenport University||Team Statistics||Jamestown (N.D.)|
|39.1% (25 - 64)||Field Goals %||42.9% (30 - 70)|
|33.3% (4 - 12)||3 Point Field Goals %||31.8% (7 - 22)|
|72.2% (13 - 18)||Free Throws||76.5% (13 - 17)|
|8||2nd Chance Pts||16|
SIOUX CITY, Iowa-- The Jimmie women's basketball team advanced to the quarterfinals of the NAIA National Championship for the second time in three seasons with an 80-67 win over 6th-ranked Davenport (Mich.) Friday morning at the Tyson Events Center.
Taylor Hammer (SR/Grand Forks, ND) scored a career-high 36 points on 14-of-18 shooting, including 2-of-3 from three-point range while making six of seven free throw attempts. She also pulled down 11 rebounds to post her 12th double-double of the season.
Davenport made five of their first eight shot attempts and took a 21-14 lead after one. The Jimmies shot just 5-of-17 in the first 10 minutes, but hung with the taller Panthers on the glass, only being outrebounded 13-11.
The signature UJ defense took over and shifted momentum towards the Orange and Black as Davenport made only four of their final 22 shots in the first half. Jamestown outscored the Panthers 14-9 in the second quarter and trailed 30-28 at the break.
Hammer took over in the third quarter, scoring 19 of the Jimmies' 29 points on 8-of-9 shooting. McKayla Orr (JR/Ypsilanti, ND) had a big third as well, chipping in with eight points. Both teams picked up the pace offensively, shooting above 50 percent from the field.
Jamestown took their biggest lead of the game at the 1:01 mark of the third period after a Hammer bucket made it 57-49. A 10-4 Panther run cut the Jimmie lead to 61-59 with 8:15 left, but back-to-back threes from Alexis Watts (SR/Miller, SD) and Bryn Woodside (JR/Albert Lea, MN) stretched the lead back to eight just 1:38 later.
Davenport got no closer than eight the rest of the way after Hannah Wilkerson's bucket at 3:41. Hammer scored on back-to-back possessions to give Jamestown a 12-point advantage and essentially sealing the game.
Orr was also in double figures for UJ, finishing with 16, as was Woodside, who ended with 10.
Chri Carter led Davenport with 17 points and had six rebounds. Emily Severn had a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds. The Panthers finish their season at 31-4.
The Jimmies (27-5) will play the winner of Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) and Concordia (Neb.) Saturday afternoon at 1:00 p.m.