Saturday night was the DAC conference final between Dakota State and Jamestown. It was also senior night for the men’s and women’s team. The women’s team started off the night falling to the Jimmies 74-60. The Lady T’s dropped to 6-20 and 2-12 in the DAC.
Jamestown charged at the Lady T’s with a couple of scoring runs to put the Trojans in a hole early. The Trojans were down 10 before they went on a 15-3 run to take a 25-23 lead. After that there were 4 ties in the game until Jamestown took the lead 39-34 using 7-2 scoring run. In the second half the Jimmies controlled the rest of the game not letting the Trojans come within 7 of them. Julie Munson had 13 points coming off the bench. Aneshia Starks and Courtney Hamblin both had nine points. Ashley Hansen and Katie Bourk both had eight points. LaTasha Dowell had three steals and seven rebounds.
Seniors Katie Bourk and LaTasha Dowell both played their last game for the Trojans.
The men’s team was victorious on Friday night with a 62-52 win over Valley City. However, on Saturday the men’s team had a good game, but could not come back after the Jimmies had a late rally to beat the Trojans 75-73. This loss dropped the Trojans to 15-13 and 6-8 in the DAC.
The Trojans and Jimmies battled in the first part of the first half. With about 10 minutes left in the first half, the Trojans when on a 12-4 scoring run to put them up 29-15 with 4 minutes left in the game. The halftime score was 34-24. In the second half the Trojans grabbed their biggest lead of the game 45-29. The Jimmies came right back with a 13-2 run to tie the game up at 49. DSU fell into a 8 points hole, but rallied back within one point with 25 seconds left in the game at 71-70. On the following play, the Jimmies had a three point play and put them up 74-70. Spence Adams came down and drained a 3-pointer to cut the lead to 1. The Trojans fouled on the inbound and sent the Jimmies to the foul line for two shots. Jacquez Williams made one of two free throws. With two down, the Trojans dropped while Jordan King attempted a three pointer but did not make it, there was a questionable no call on the attempted shot, which look like King was fouled.
“Our main problem is putting a whole 40 min game together. We can’t just play 30 min and expect to beat the good teams,” Stated King.
Spencer Adams had double-double with 28 points and 12 rebounds, he also shot 7-for-7 from the free throw line. Mike Larsen had 12 points and 4 steals. Bryce Snyder added 10 and had 5 rebounds. Jordan King had 8 points and 6 assists
This game was the last home game for Mike Larsen, Bryce Snyder and Jordan King.