11/16/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 11/16/2019 21:09
CRETE, Neb.-- The University of Jamestown women's basketball team won their Great Plains Athletic Conference opener on the road in convincing fashion, defeating Doane (Neb.) 78-56 in Crete, Neb.
UJ improved to 5-1 overall on the strength of another outstanding defensive effort forcing 32 turnovers and holding the Tigers to 31 percent shooting from the floor.
Olivia Anderson (SR/Edgeley, ND) led Jamestown with 21 points on 10-12 shoot from the floor in just 17 minutes of playing time while grabbing 7 rebounds and making her only 3-point shot attempt of the game.
Mackensi Higlin (JR/Mandan, ND) had a career high 19 points off the bench while grabbing 8 rebounds and accumulating 4 steals and registered 3 of the team's 6 blocked shots.
The Jimmie bench outscored the Tiger bench 36-9.
Noelle Josephson (SO/Ramsey, MN) grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds as the Jimmies outrebounded the Tigers 55-45 including a 24-13 advantage on the offensive end.
The Jimmies have forced 136 turnovers in 6 games for an average of over 22 turnovers per game and have forced 48 more turnovers than they have committed so far this season.
UJ also recorded 25 steals with Josephson leading the way with a career-high 7 steals.
UJ led by just two at the end of the first quarter, 17-15, but outscored the tigers by six in the second quarter to lead 32-24 and blew is open in the third quarter with a 24-11 scoring advantage to lead 56-35 heading into the 4th quarter.
The Jimmies will host #7 Dakota Wesleyan Wednesday night at 6:00 p.m. in the GPAC home opener at Harold Newman Arena.