Cougar women drop another to Jamestown
The University of Minnesota, Morris women's basketball team fell 80-46 to Jamestown Tuesday, Dec. 7, as the Jimmies hit 15 three-pointers in the win.
The Cougars fall back below the .500 mark on the season, and have not won on the road since the season opener. The Jimmies meanwhile, defend their home court, where they are now 4-1 on the season.
Jamestown sprinted out to a 35-22 first-half lead, before really heating up in the second half where they outscored the Cougars 45-24. They were paced by a trio of players in double figures, led by Megan Williams with 15.
The 80 points allowed are a season high for the Cougars, as are the 15 threes, which is where the Jimmies did the bulk of their damage. Ten different players hit at least one, with three different players hitting multiple treys.
For the game, the Jimmies finished better than 42 percent from behind the arc, hitting 15 of an impressive 35 attempts. Overall from the floor on the night, Jamestown finished at nearly 47 percent (30-of-64), which included three players who finished three for three, as well as a six for nine effort from Williams.
Compounding the strong numbers for the Jimmies was their ability to keep the Cougars in check all night. Steph Roggenbuck finished as the only Cougar in double figures, as she collected 13 in the game. She has now finished in double figures in five straight games, and in six of the seven games this season.
As the Cougars produced their lowest output of the season, after Roggenbuck, Alyssa Silva and Jenni Noordmans with six points each were the high scorers for the Cougars. No other player finished with more that five.
The Jimmies also held a big edge on the boards, outrebounding the Cougars 51-30, including 15 on the offensive end that led to 10 second-chance points. The Cougars had just 11 offensive boards in the game, converting them into just two points.