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Blue Jays Roundup: Basketball, hockey teams in action

Jan. 9—JAMESTOWN — Early on in the Jamestown High School girls basketball tilt against Bismarck Legacy, the Blue Jays were in control of their home court.

Then Legacy started hitting shots.

Legacy topped head coach Andy Skunberg's crew 69-43 to drop the Blue Jays to 0-6 in the West Region standings. Legacy improved its WDA record to 4-1.

Down 14-6, early in the first, the Jays went on to score 12 of the next 25 points to make it a 27-18 ball game. A couple of free throws from Adisyn Yunck made it a 10-point game with 4:30 left to play in the first half.

Legacy hit its final field goal of the night with some time to play still and Jamestown took advantage. Skunberg's crew hit a pair of field goals to make it 32-24.

Yunck was the clincher down the stretch.

She hit a 3-point with just over a minute to play to cut Legacy's lead to just five. Leah Trumbauer's pair of foul shots capped the Blue Jays' first-half scoring at 29 points.

The hometown team's late surge couldn't be sustained in the second half.

Legacy went on a hot streak, scoring on back-to-back-to-back plays to extend their lead to 16 points four minutes into the second half.

Some miscues and miscommunications combined with pressure from Legacy led to only 14 points for the Jays in the second half.

Jamestown's next chance at a win will come on Friday at Williston. The Jays and Coyotes are slated to tipoff at 6 p.m.

Legacy 69, Jamestown 43

LEG 32 37 — 69

JHS 29 14 — 43

Noah Meissner gave the Blue Jays a huge boost on Tuesday night.

Things were knotted up at 18 between the Blue Jays and Bismarck Legacy when Meissner drained a 3-pointer to give the home squad a three-point lead.

It was a boost that lasted only a couple of minutes, unfortunately.

After Parker Falcon hit a pair of 3-pointers, Legacy took control of the rock and ran away with its fourth conference win. The Sabers defeated the Jays 87-76. Stats were not available when the Jamestown Sun went to press.

In the opening half, the Jays and Sabers traded shots which led to 18 minutes worth of lead changes and close scores. Falcon gave the Sabers the lead with a 3-pointer to make it 26-25. His teammates then hit a two-point bucket and foul shot to stretch the lead to four.

Legacy ended the frame on a 15-6 run.

While Jamestown outscored the Sabers in the second half, Legacy's 13-point cushion gave them some breathing room.

Jamestown's next chance at a win is slated for Friday in Williston. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:45 p.m.

Legacy 87, Jamestown 76

LEG 44 43 — 87

JHS 31 45 — 76

It came down to a shootout on Tuesday night and unfortunately for the Blue Jays, West Fargo United came out on the winning end.

West Fargo United topped Jamestown 3-2. Head coach Andy Fitzgerald and his flock of Blue Jays are slated to be back in action on Thursday hosting Fargo North/South. The faceoff is scheduled to take place at 7 p.m.

Jamestown tied things up at two goals apiece with a goal from Blue Jay senior Hannah Soulis at the 6:56 mark of the third period. Arya Mickelson and Grace Allmaras were credited with the assists. Mickelson scored the Jays' first goal of the night in the second frame.

After the Jays' loss to Bismarck Century on Jan. 2, Fitzgerald said to be more competitive, the team needed to spend less time in the penalty box.

His team answered the call on Tuesday, only picking up one two-minute minor for cross-checking. West Fargo had four minor penalties assessed.

In goal, Olivia Sorlie stood tall once again for the Blue Jays. The senior made 47 saves off 49 shots faced.

West Fargo United 3, Jamestown 2

JHS 0 1 1 (OT) 0 — 2

WF 1 1 0 (OT) 1 — 3

Scoring

First period

1. WFU, Reegan Bents (Courtney Docktor, Sienna Nedrebo), 9:49.

Second period

2. WFU, Docktor (unassisted), 13:16; 3. JHS, Arya Mickelson (Anna Lunde), 13:56.

Third period

4. JHS, Hannah Soulis (Grace Allmaras, Mickelson), 6:56

OT

5. WFU, SO Team Goal, WFU wins SO 2-0, 4 shooters

Goalie saves: Jamestown, Olivia Sorlie 10-16-16-5—47; West Fargo, Maggie Seeley 12-8-6-8—34

Penalties: Jamestown 1 for 2 minutes; West Fargo United 4 for 8 minutes.