Lexis Haase and Maddie Egr helped the Midland University women rally to beat the University of Jamestown 67-61 in overtime on Saturday afternoon at the Wikert Event Center.
In the men’s game Kevin Oberweiser hit eight 3-point field goals and scored 30 points to lead the 18th-ranked Jimmies to a 92-70 win.
The Jimmies led by as many as 12 points in the third quarter, but the Lady Warriors stayed in contention and only trailed by three to start the fourth quarter.
Egr was a key reason why the Jimmies couldn’t shake MU.
The senior from Yutan finished with a career-high 31 points, including 12 in the fourth quarter. She also grabbed 12 rebounds to finish with a double-double.
Mya Buffetta hit a 3-point basket to put the Jimmies up 44-36 with 9:09 left in the game. MU pulled closer, but two free throws by Jenna Doyle put Jamestown ahead 55-50 with :29 remaining.
Amanda Hansen of MU drained a pair of free throws to make it 55-52 with :20 left. The Lady Warriors then fouled Emma Stoehr. The forward, who was 0-for-11 from the field, made 1 of 2 free throws to give the Jimmies a four-point cushion with :17 remaining.
Egr answered off a Haase assist before Madison Severson of MU fouled Doyle again. Doyle’s two free throws made it 58-55, but Haase knotted the score with a 3-point basket with :04 left to force overtime.
Egr scored MU’s first six points of overtime to make it 64-61. Hansen added a free throw with :18 remaining and Haase iced the victory with a pair of foul shots with :07 left.
Haase, a freshman from West Point, came off the bench to score 10 points. Hansen and Fremont freshman Sam Shepard added eight each.
MU was outrebounded 33-29 and the Jimmies shot 44.2 percent from the field (23 of 52) compared to 32.8 percent (21 of 64) for the Lady Warriors. Midland, though, only had 11 turnovers compared to 18 for the Jimmies. The home squad also hit 18 of 23 free throws (78.3 percent) while Jamestown was only 13 of 21 (61.9 percent) from the line.
Doyle led Jamestown, 12-13 overall, including 6-11 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference, with 16 points. Noelle Josephson added 14 points.
MU, 14-11 overall and 9-10 in the league, will face Dordt at 2 Saturday afternoon in Sioux Center, Iowa.
Oberweiser, seventh in the NAIA in 3-point baskets made, was hot from the start. He hit a trio of treys to open the game and put the Jimmies ahead 9-2.
The Warriors recovered from the early treys to close to 22-20 with 11:15 left in the opening half on Dillon Faubel’s traditional three-point play.
The Jimmies, though, led 53-43 at halftime.
The Warriors closed to 55-49 on a Tyler Craven jumper with 16:07 remaining, but back-to-back dunks by Brock Schrom kicked off a 20-4 Jimmies’ run that stretched the lead to 75-53 with 10 minutes left.
Isaiah Workman scored 20 points to lead the Warriors. Luke Cadzow added 12 while Faubel contributed 10. Craven had a team-best five assists and chipped in eight points.
Terrell Alfred had 18 points for the Jimmies. Schrom added 14 and Jack Talley chipped in 10. Jamestown improves to 22-4, including 12-4 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference. MU falls to 10-16 overall, including 5-12 in the league.
Jamestown 11 14 14 19 3 — 61
Midland 13 4 19 22 9 — 67
Jamestown (61)— Jenna Doyle 16, Noelle Josephson 14, Mya Buffetta 5, Emma Stoehr 1, Lissy McCulloch 6, Mackensi Higlin 6, Courtney Mosloski 6, Allison Jablonsky 3, Grace Benz 2, Olivia Anderson 2.
Midland (67) — Maddie Egr 31, Amanda Hansen 8, Maddie Meadows 6, Makenna Sullivan 2, Lexis Haase 10, Sam Shepard 8, Katy Gathje 2.
Jamestown (92) — Kevin Oberweiser 30, Brock Schrom 14, Jack Talley 10, Jon Purintun 4, Isaiah Dobson 3, Terrell Alfred 18, Brady Birch 6, Colton Lund 3, Logan Pratt 2, Devon Schultz 2.
Midland (70) — Luke Cadzow 12, Dillon Faubel 10, Tyler Craven 8, Reggie Gradwell 6, Bryce Parsons 3, Isaiah Workman 20, Laurence Merritt 6, Emanuel Bryson 4, Grant Johnson 1.