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DWU women squander chances late in loss to Jimmies

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Dakota Wesleyan's Rynn Osthus (10) moves the ball through several Jamestown players during a game on Wednesday at the Harold Newman Arena in Jamestown, North Dakota. (John M. Steiner / The Jamestown Sun)

JAMESTOWN, N.D. -- A 10-point first-quarter lead quickly evaporated as the Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team feverishly attempted to claw back late in the game against Jamestown on Wednesday.

Trailing by eight points in the fourth quarter, Makaela Karst connected on a 3-pointer to tie the game, 66-66, with 3 minutes, 16 seconds to play. But when Courtney Mosloski put the Jimmies up 70-68 with 1:37 left, the No. 7 Tigers could not find the equalizer.

DWU had three opportunities to tie or take the lead in the final minute, but came up empty as Jamestown snatched a 71-69 Great Plains Athletic Conference victory.

For most of the game, Kynedi Cheeseman could not miss. The Alexandria native poured in a game-high 31 points -- tying a career-high -- on 11 of 20 shooting.

She also went 6 of 10 from 3-point range, including three to start the third quarter as DWU (4-3, 1-2 GPAC) regained the lead after Jamestown surged in front, 36-34, at halftime on the heels of eight Tiger turnovers in the second quarter.

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Yet, with two ticks left on the clock, Cheeseman had a clean lay-up and the ball rimmed out. The play came after Kaylee Kirk missed one of two free throws with a chance to tie the game with 43 seconds left. DWU had one more chance to tie the game, but Karst’s heave at the buzzer did not draw iron.

Sarah Carr finished with 14 points and five rebounds, while Karst scored all 10 of her points in the second half. Cheeseman also pitched in five rebounds and Kirk had six assists and five boards.

Grace Benz had a team-high 14 points off the bench for Jamestown (6-1, 2-0 GPAC), while Mosloski had 12.

DWU returns to action against Valley City State at 6 p.m. on Saturday in Valley City, North Dakota.

Jamestown 71, Dakota Wesleyan 69

Dakota Wesleyan (4-3, 1-2 GPAC): Kynedi Cheeseman 11-20 3-3 31, Sarah Carr 6-13 2-2 14, Makaela Karst 4-7 0-0 10, Kaylee Kirk 1-6 1-2 3, Haylee Mork 0-2 0-0 0, Kamryn Heinz 4-7 0-0 9, Jessica Mieras 1-3 0-0 2, Rynn Osthus 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-58 6-7 69.

Jamestown (6-1, 2-0 GPAC): Paige Schmidt 3-5 0-0 9, Macy Nilsen 2-4 2-2 7, Hannah DeMars 0-4 5-6 5, Noelle Josephson 2-6 0-0 4, Olivia Anderson 0-6 0-0 0, Grace Benz 4-6 3-5 13, Courtney Mosloski 5-8 2-2 12, Emma Stoehr 3-6 3-4 10, Correy Hickman 3-3 0-0 6, Kia Tower 2-6 0-0 5, Mackensi Higlin 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 24-56 15-19 71.

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DWU 24 34 56 69

JAM 14 36 53 71

FG%: Dakota Wesleyan .466; Jamestown .429. 3-pt FG: Dakota Wesleyan 9-22 (Cheeseman 6-10, Karst 2-3, Heinz 1-3, Carr 0-3, Mork 0-2, Mieras 0-1), Jamestown 8-20 (Schmidt 3-4, Benz 2-3, Nilsen 1-2, Stoehr 1-2, Tower 1-3, DeMars 0-1, Anderson 0-2, Josephson 0-3). Rebounds: Dakota Wesleyan 29 (Cheeseman 5, Carr 5, Kirk 5), Jamestown 35 (Anderson 6). Fouls: Dakota Wesleyan 17, Jamestown 16. Assists: Dakota Wesleyan 15 (Kirk 6), Jamestown 15 (Josephson 4). Steals: Dakota Wesleyan 6 (Six players with 1), Jamestown 10 (Josephson 3). Blocked shots: Dakota Wesleyan 1 (Cheeseman), Jamestown 1 (Nilsen). Turnovers: Dakota Wesleyan 17, Jamestown 14.

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