Jimmies sink late 3 to down DWU women

The DWU women's basketball team fall to Jamestown on the road.

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University of Jamestown's Correy Hickman (33) gets some pressure from Haylee Mork, of Dakota Wesleyan, on Saturday at the Harold Newman Arena. (John M. Steiner / The Jamestown Sun)

JAMESTOWN, N.D. -- The University of Jamestown’s Hannah DeMars hit a 3-pointer with 55 seconds to play, sending the Jimmies past the Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team, 64-61, on Saturday.

The Tigers, who experienced a scoring drought to end the game, missed five shots in the final minute. They only scored two points in the final four minutes, a Kaylee Kirk basket that tied the game at 61-61.

DWU led 53-48 heading into the fourth quarter, though Jamestown went on a 10-2 run to take a 3-point lead. The Jimmies extended its lead to 61-57 with 5:15 to play, but stout defense the rest of the game kept the Tigers in the game. Jada Campbell and Kirk both made shots down the stretch to tie the game before DeMars’ game-winner.

The Tigers were held to 34.4 percent shooting and 6-for-23 from 3-point range, while Jamestown shot 47.2 percent from the field.

DeMars finished with nine points and nine rebounds for the Jimmies, while Noelle Josephson scored a team-high 14 points. Kia Tower and Macy Savela added 13 and 12 points, respectively, in the win.


DWU’s Haidyn Pitsch had a game-high 18 points, as she shot 6-for-17 from the field and made a pair of 3-pointers. She also grabbed eight rebounds. Jada Campbell added 15 points and nine rebounds.

DWU (3-3, 1-3 GPAC) plays Morningside at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Sioux City, Iowa.

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