Selvig provides second-half punch as Jamestown gets by Dickinson
Inbounding the ball to junior forward Katherine Horgan following the halftime break against Dickinson High, Jamestown guard Kameron Selvig quickly got it back before racing toward the right wing and delivering a strong chest pass to senior guard ...
Inbounding the ball to junior forward Katherine Horgan following the halftime break against Dickinson High, Jamestown guard Kameron Selvig quickly got it back before racing toward the right wing and delivering a strong chest pass to senior guard Courtney Peterson, who knocked down a right-corner 3-pointer just five seconds into second half.
Selvig earned the assist on Peterson's basket, but it was her scoring touch that did most of the damage.
Capping a 7-0 surge with a pair of free throws and a field goal inside the arc, the 5-foot-9 junior pushed what was a 33-20 halftime advantage to a commanding 40-20 lead. The Blue Jays went on to capture a 76-47 victory on Saturday, Feb. 2, from the Dickinson High Gym.
"'First four minutes, let's set the tone in the second half. We had them down 13, let's not let them back in this. Let's push it a little bit, attack, get some easy shots and keep it out of reach, early,'" Jamestown head coach Andy Skunberg said was the message to his players at the break. "We've kind of been known to let a couple of teams back in it this year, but we've been doing pretty good lately of keeping our lead and momentum."
Selvig was the catalyst behind the Blue Jays breaking the game open, scoring 21 of her game high 29 points in the second half. She mixed in perimeter shots with smart drives and post-ups in the paint, at one point scoring 13 consecutive points for the road team.
"I don't play inside much, but there were a lot of mismatches. I would have a girl a couple inches shorter than me on me," Selvig said. "My teammates did a good job of getting the ball to me inside, posting up or to try and draw a foul."
Collectively, the Blue Jays executed well in the half-court, producing a number of open and good looks. Dickinson, on the other hand, had a hard time keeping up, as the Midgets committed 10 fouls in the second half compared to just two for Jamestown.
"We were trying to be aggressive as a team.," Selvig said. "We wanted to get some fouls drawn and get to the free-throw line. That was kind of our mentality, to take it to them, get them in foul trouble."
Behind five 3-pointers, Peterson scored 21 and had six assists.
The Blue Jays (10-5, West Region 9-5) shot 16-for-28 from the field in the second half after hitting 37 percent of their attempts in the first half. Overall, the visitors were 13 of 14 from the foul line and handed out 25 assists.
"I think where it got away from us was in the second half," Dickinson head coach James Hayden said. "They came out on that 7-0 run and we got down on ourselves. We lost a little bit of our energy, we lost a little bit of our fight, and they keep chipping at us, getting offensive rebounds and putbacks and fouls. ... We weren't being very aggressive on the offensive end and we weren't moving our feet on the defensive end."
Dickinson (4-11, West Region 4-10) went 20-for-55 from the floor and only went to the charity stripe four times overall.
In her first game back since suffering a minor foot injury during practice two weeks ago, Midgets senior guard Gabby Jung had 11 points, as did junior forward Audrey Rodakowski and Peyton Selle.
Rodakowski had the most efficient game of the Dickinson trio, going 5-for-9 from the field while pulling down a team-high seven rebounds. She was effective in the post, making decisive moves before going up for a shot.
"I thought Audrey Rodakowski probably had one of her best games of the year," Hayden said. "She's a piece that we've been waiting on to come around, so that's really encouraging."
Jamestown 76, Dickinson High 47
J 33 43 - 76
D 20 27 - 47
J: Kameron Selvig 29, Courtney Peterson 21, Grace Hegerle 11. Jessa Anderson 6, Ella Falk 5, Jessica Walter 4.
D: Gabby Jung 11, Audrey Rodakowski 11, Peyton Selle 11, Symone Beld 5, Paige Balliet 3, Madison Lindley 3, Reese Hauck 2, Addie Kuehl 1.
3-pointers: J 7 (Peterson 5), D 4 (Jung, Beld, Selle, Lindley). Free throws: J 13-14, D 3-4. Total fouls: J 7, D 15. Rebounds: J 38 (Katherine Horgan 8), D 29 (Rodakowski 7). Assists: J 25 (Peterson 6), D 12 (Beld 3). Steals: J 12 (Peterson 3, Walter 3), D 10 (Jung). Blocks: J 1 (Horgan), D 2 (Jung, Rodakowski). Turnovers: J 16, D 25. Records: J 10-5 (West Region 9-5), D 4-11 (West Region 4-10).