JAMESTOWN, N.D. – Morningside’s men’s basketball team looked to keep its record mostly unblemished as it headed into the final game of the regular season. The University of Jamestown Jimmies overcame a slow start to get the best of the Mustangs, 88-75.
Morningside led by as many as nine with 14:50 to play in the first half before Jamestown came back and stretched out to an eight point lead at halftime. The second half saw the Jimmies reach a 17 point lead.
The Mustangs were led in scoring by Alex Borchers (JR/South Sioux City, NE ) and Tyler Borchers(JR/Le Mars, IA ) with 16 points each. Brody Egger (SR/Urbandale, IA) rounded out the double digit scorers for Morningside with 11.
Morningside takes its 25-2 overall and 18-2 GPAC record and hosts the Quarterfinal Round of the GPAC Post-Season Tournament on Wednesday, February 20 at 7:00 P.M. in Rosen-Verdoorn Sports Center’s Allee Gymnasium.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. – Hoping to carry the momentum of its victory at Doane University alive into the GPAC Tournament, the Morningside women’s basketball team headed to Jamestown, N.D. to wrap up the regular season. The host Jimmies bested the Mustangs Saturday, 70-69.
Morningside trailed Jamestown by as much as 15 in the first half before battling back as it has so many times late this season. This time, the Mustangs were able to tie the game up with 2:47 to play courtesy of a field goal by Faith Meyer (SO/Pomeroy, IA ), and subsequently take the lead on a Faith Meyer free throw. The Jimmies retook the lead with 1:53 on the clock, with no one else scoring in the time remaining.
Morningside’s Kailey Burke (SO/Hinton, IA) had a game-high 13 points, sharing the distinction with Jamestown’s Noelle Josephson. Both players came off the bench.
In addition to Burke, Jordyn Moser (JR/Harlan, IA) had eight points, Faith and Grace Meyer(SO/Pomeroy, IA), Haleigh Melstad (FR/Vermillion, SD), and Sydney Hupp (JR/O’Neill, NE) each had six for the Mustangs.
The Mustang women end the regular season 19-11 and 11-11 in the GPAC. They are back in action on Wednesday, visiting Dakota Wesleyan at 6:00 p.m. for the quarterfinal round of the GPAC Women’s Basketball Tournament.