Jamestown nearly reached the century mark in a conference win over Hastings in its first outing since the calendar turned. But they way Mason Walters and the Jimmies earned the victory will be hard to match for the rest of the season.
UJ came away with a 98-80 home win over Hastings on Saturday night.
On the day, the Jimmies made more shots from outside the arc (21) than they did inside it (15). Jamestown was an impressive 21-of-49 (43 percent) in three-point shooting.
Will Cordes made more than half the long-range shots he took at 8-of-15 and led the team with 26 points.
And Jamestown didn’t give Hastings much to work with when the team wasn’t firing up three’s. UJ out rebounded the Broncos, 49-27, for the game.
Four-time GPAC Player of the Week, Mason Walters, corralled 22 boards, setting a new team record. With his 16 points for the game, Walters put together another double-double.
The battled back-and-forth through the first half and Jamestown took a seven-point lead into the intermission, 50-43. But the Jimmies steadily built the lead in the second half to complete the 18-point win.
Mason Hiemstra had a game-high 28 points in the loss for Hastings.