Raiders Lose Close Game At Jamestown

November 19, 2020 8:15am

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The Northwestern College women's basketball team dropped a 70-65 decision against the University of Jamestown in a GPAC match-up played tonight at the Harold Newman Arena.

A close game throughout with the largest lead (7) for either team when Jamestown went up 22-15 with one minute left in the first quarter. Northwestern's largest lead was five, midway in the second quarter after Maddie Jones and Emilee Danner scored consecutive baskets to go up 33-28. In total, there were 20 lead changes and three ties.

With Jamestown leading 54-51 at the end of the third quarter, Northwestern moved ahead by one on baskets by Devyn Kemble and Alexis Toering with 8:47 left to play. The Raiders held the lead for the final time, 63-62, on another basket by Danner at the 1:49 mark. The host Jimmies closed the game with an 8-2 run, however, to earn the win.

Northwestern shot 41% from the field, 22% (5/23) from beyond the arc, and was led by Danner with 12 points. Sammy Blum contributed 11 points and dished out a team-high six assists. Molly Schany and Taylor VanderVelde both scored eight points; Schany pulled down a career-best 16 rebounds, seven on the offensive end.

Jamestown shot 48% for the game, 50% (10/20) from the three-point line. Kia Tower scored a game-high 25 points to go with eight rebounds and six assists, one of four Jimmies players' to score in double figures.

The Raiders are 0-2 in the GPAC, 0-5 overall, while Jamestown improves to 1-1 in the conference, 3-1 overall.