Jamestown trio does damage to Hawks

JAMESTOWN -- This might be the swan song for the Dakota Athletic Conference, but the Jamestown College women's basketball team isn't going anywhere too quickly.

Amber Adams
Photo by John M. Steiner/Jamestown Sun/Forum Communications Co. Dickinson State senior Amber Adams, right, tries to post up Jamestown College's Amber Ramlo during Wednesday night's Dakota Athletic Conference women's basketball tournament quarterfinal game at the Jamestown Civic Center.

JAMESTOWN -- This might be the swan song for the Dakota Athletic Conference, but the Jamestown College women's basketball team isn't going anywhere too quickly.

Freshman Casey Geffre and sophomores Bridget Schuneman and Kayla Roemmich combined for 67 points as Jamestown College pulled away from Dickinson State for an 83-65 victory Wednesday in the DAC tournament quarterfinals at the Jamestown Civic Center.

Up next for Jamestown is a semifinal game against top-seeded Black Hills State on Sunday in Spearfish, S.D.

"Every game right now, you know it could be your last, so we just want to go out there and play as hard as we can and hopefully keep winning," Geffre said after her sparkling 25-point performance.

The 18-point spread was about the last thing anyone expected, considering the two previous meetings were separated by a total of nine points.


"That part was a little disappointing," DSU coach Andre Goldberg. "We felt good about our preparation coming into the game. But you have to give them credit. They've played well all season. We knew it was going to be a tough game."

The Blue Hawks (15-13) seemed to run out of steam in the second half.

They were within one after a 3-pointer by senior guard Kelsey Boedeker made it 48-47 with 13 minutes left.

But the Jimmies scored the next nine points to begin pulling away.

Geffre started the run with a 3-pointer. Roemmich, a 5-foot-11 post, went coast-to-coast on a rebound and pull-up jumper before Geffre hit two more buckets to push Jamestown's lead to 57-47.

The Blue Hawks didn't get closer then eight the rest of the game.

DSU kept things close early, trailing 42-37 at halftime. But, the Jimmies tightened the screws over the final 20 minutes.

"I thought we made it hard for them. Even the shots they made, most of them were contested," Jamestown coach Greg Ulland said. "They're an explosive team. To hold them to 28 in a half, that's pretty good."


Geffre was 6 of 9 from 3-point range and finished 9 of 14 from the field.

"My teammates did a great job of getting me the ball," she said. "We have a lot of girls who can really score. I'm just happy to be a part of it."

Schuneman poured in 24 points, 14 of them coming in the second half. She also had a game-high 10 rebounds. Roemmich scored 18 points.

Boedeker led the Blue Hawks with 22 points in her final game. Junior forward Mandy Mullock added 19.

"It's tough when you get into elimination situations," Goldberg said. "Really proud of what the girls were able to accomplish this year."

DICKINSON STATE (15-13): Mandy Mullock 8-14 2-4 19, Amber Adams 5-11 0-1 11, Teryl Norton 1-6 0-0 3, Kylee Bittner 3-10 0-0 7, Kelsey Boedeker 8-15 4-6 22, Amanda Jenson 1-2 0-0 3, Samantha Botsford 0-1 0-0 0, Kersten Jaramillo 0-2 0-0 0, Devon Koch 0-0 0-0 0, Jenna Cabello 0-2 0-0 0. Totals: 26-63 6-11 65.

JAMESTOWN COLLEGE (19-8): Krista Shaikoski 1-5 1-1 3, Amber Ramlo 1-3 1-3 4, Bridget Schuneman 9-15 6-6 24, Hannah Steele 0-2 4-6 4, Casey Geffre 9-14 1-2 25, Megan Williams 1-5 1-1 3, Carley Jensen 1-7 0-0 2, Megan Larson 0-0 0-0 0, Molly Artz 0-1 0-0 0, Kayla Roemmich 6-8 6-8 18. Totals: 58-60 20-28 83.

Halftime: JC 42-37. Total fouls: DSU 23, JC 13. Fouled out: Norton. 3-point goals: DSU 7-22 (Boedeker 2-5, Mullock 1-2, Adams 1-3, Norton 1-5, Bittner 1-4, Jenson 1-2, Botsford 0-1), JC 7-27 (Geffre 6-9, Ramlo 1-2, Shaikoski 0-4, Steele 0-1, Williams 0-3, Jensen 0-6, Artz 0-1, Roemmich 0-1). Rebounds: DSU 27 (Mullock 11), JC 41 (Schuneman 10). Assists: DSU 15 (Bittner 6), JC 19 (Steele 8). Steals: DSU 8 (Mullock 3), JC 6 (Steele 2). Blocks: DSU 0, JC 1 (Ramlo 1). Turnovers: DSU 12 (Adams 4), JC 13 (Roemmich 3).


Selvig is the Sports Editor of The Jamestown Sun, which is owned by Forum Communications Co.

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