Briar Cliff capped off a 104-98 win over Jamestown in a back-and-forth affair Wednesday night in Jamestown, N.D.
The Chargers got a 3-pointer from Erich Erdman with 5:41 remaining to break the 10th and final tie of the night. The game saw eight lead changes, with the biggest point margin going to the Jimmies when the home team led by eight midway through the first half.
Erdman had a solid night for the Blue and Gold with 28 points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals in the win. Other top scorers for BC were Jackson Lamb (19), Jay Wolfe (18), Eithan Freidel (14) and Nic Lutmer (10). Wolfe had a team-high six rebounds on the night.
Jamestown’s Kevin Oberweiser played all 40 minutes and scored a game-high 34 points, hitting seven 3-pointers. Brady Birch brought down eight rebounds while scoring 10 points for the Jimmies.
Each team had 32 rebounds on the night, with Jamestown bringing down more offensive boards with seven to BC’s five. Jamestown led in second chance points 8-7. Both teams recorded seven steals and finished with 12 turnovers, but Briar Cliff utilized the turnovers better with a 20-8 edge in points off of turnovers. The Chargers also led in points in the paint by a 44-40 mark. Jamestown had more productivity off its bench with 31 points coming from non-starters compared to 19 for the Cliff.
Jamestown led 49-46 at half thanks to shooting 8-of-19 from 3-point range. The Jimmies finished the night shooting 16-of-35 from beyond the arc for 45.7%. The home team shot 37-of-71 for 52.1% for the game. Briar Cliff improved its shooting in the second half and finished 38-for-68 (55.9%) from the field and 13-for-26 (50%) on 3-pointers. The Jimmies had the advantage in assists 19-15.
With the win, the 10th-ranked Chargers remain undefeated at 4-0 with a 1-0 GPAC record. Briar Cliff has its first home game this Saturday as the team welcomes Concordia to the Newman Flanagan Center for a conference matchup set to tip off at 4 p.m. Jamestown falls to 0-1 in the league after its first conference game since joining the GPAC this season. The Jimmies are 4-1 overall this season.
Briar Cliff struggled to pull down rebounds Wednesday night in a 65-51 road loss to #16 Jamestown in women’s basketball action.
The Jimmies had a 52-32 rebounding edge in the victory, which was the GPAC opener for both squads. The game was the first conference contest as a member of the GPAC for Jamestown.
Not only did Jamestown pull down more rebounds, but the Jimmies took advantage on second chance opportunities with 14 second chance points on 20 offensive rebounds. Briar Cliff recorded 14 offensive rebounds but only turned those in to three points. Jamestown also dominated in the post, outscoring the Blue and Gold in the paint 40-19.
The teams were tied at 12 after one quarter of play and the game remained close with Jamestown leading 25-23 at the half. The offenses continued to struggle out of the break, but Jamestown pulled away in the second half by outscoring BC 14-9 in the third stanza and 26-19 in the final period.
Jamestown was led by Marina Nowak with game highs in points (24) and rebounds (14). Emma Stoehr led all players in assists with six. Briar Cliff finished with only seven assists as a team.
The top scorer for BC was Faith Troshynski with 13 points. Jadyn Bussinger was the only other Charger with double digit points at 10. Alyssa Carley had nine points and a game-high four steals. Briar Cliff had thr advantage in steals by a 14-9 margin.
Briar Cliff shot 18-of-61 from the field for 29.5%, while Jamestown hit on 41.3% of its shots. The Chargers did outshoot the Jimmies from 3-point range, hitting 7-of-23 shots (30.4%) compared to 3-of-26 (11.5%) for Jamestown.
Briar Cliff dropped to 3-1 on the year and 0-1 in league play. The Chargers return to action Saturday against #1 Concordia with a 2 p.m. tipoff at the Newman Flanagan Center. Jamestown moved to 4-1 with a 1-0 GPAC mark.