Lady T's Basketball Team

Trojans and Lady T’s Fall to Tough Opponents

Carl Curtis

The Lady T’s traveled up to Jamestown, North Dakota to take on a tough opponent against the Jimmies. The women’s team could not keep up with the Jimmies hot scoring runs throughout the entire game. The Trojans were defeated 84-53. The Lady T’s are now 5-12 overall and 1-5 in the DAC.

The Jimmies came out hot right at the start of the game going on a 14-2 run. DSU fell in a 20-point hole right before the end of the first half going down 41-21. The Lady Trojans kept battling and went on a 7-point run to cut down the lead to 41-28 before halftime. Once again the Jimmies came out with a 21-8 scoring run to start the second half. DSU had an off night from the 3-point line only shooting 16 percent. The Jimmies in the second half were too much for the Lady T’s to handle with getting outscored 43-25.

“We just need to find a way to come out stronger from the start to the end of the game. We need to play hard all 40 minutes of the game,” said Kylie Westover who had 4 rebounds.

The top performers for the Lady T’s were LaTasha Dowell who had 12 points and did not miss a shot from the field, and Yui Onodera also had 11 points.

The men’s team looked to break their recent 5 game skid against the Jimmies. The Trojans built a good second half lead but the Jimmies rallied back late in the game to take down DSU with a score of 75-74. This put the Trojans at 9-10 on the season and 1-5 in the DAC.

Santino Clay
Santino Clay had 21 points against Jamestown. Photos courtesy of DSU Athletics.

At the start of this game, both teams traded large scoring runs. The Trojans went on a 21-9 run to start the game. The Jimmies answered right back before halftime with a 20-10 run to put them down by 2 at halftime. Just like in the first half the Trojans came out hot and built a comfortable lead, but let the Jimmies climb back, which allowed them to take the lead with a game-winning jumper by B.J. Mertens. Santino Clay’s buzzer beating 3-pointer fell short as the Jimmies walked away with the win.

The Trojans players put up some great performances. Santino Clay had 21 points, Mike Larsen added 17 shooting 3-4 from the arc, Jesse Bean had 13 and each of these three had 5 rebounds a piece.

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