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COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Briar Cliff wins close men's game against Jamestown

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JAMESTOWN, N.D. — The Briar Cliff men’s basketball team overcame a nine-point, second-half deficit on Wednesday to beat Jamestown 81-79 on the road.

The Chargers trailed for most of the second half, but they went on a 7-0 run in the final 2 minutes, 33 seconds of the game to get the win.

Kyle Boerhave started off the run with shots in the paint on back-to-back possessions.

Then, Jaden Kleinhesselink took care of business the rest of the way.

Kleinhesselink hit the go-ahead basket, which was a shot in the paint with 84 seconds left.

Then, in the final second, Kleinhesselink hit a free throw in the final second of the game.

Both the Briar Cliff men and women’s basketball teams hit pivotal free throws in the final second of its games on Wednesday.

Boerhave and Kleinhesselink were the Top 2 scorers in the win. Boerhave led the Chargers with 19 points, then the Sheldon High School graduate scored 16.

Quinn Vesey and Quinten Vasa each scored 12.

Morningside 93, Hastings 73: The Mustangs made 54 percent of their shots on Wednesday to get the 20-point win over the Broncos.

The Mustangs also visited the free-throw line often, as they made 21 of 27 shots from the stripe.

After they scored 47 points in the first half, the Mustangs opened the second half to a 7-0 run and didn’t look back from there.

Joey Skoff led the Mustangs with 23 points. He had four 3-pointers and made seven shots.

Zach Imig had 18 points and nine rebounds while Trey Brown had 15 points and eight rebounds.

Zach Imig 2021 mug


Trey Powers scored 12 points off the bench.

East grad Aidan Vanderloo made four shots and two free throws for an 11-point game.

Northwestern 83, Mount Marty 81 (OT): Northwestern was down by 15 points at the half, and trailed by 17 points with 14:48 remaining.

The Red Raiders went on a 10-6 run to bring them within three with 10:14 left, thanks to a Trent Hilbrands 3-pointer.

Hilbrands actually gave Northwestern the lead with a jump shot with 96 seconds left, but Jonah Larson gave the Lancers the lead back with a layup.

Trent Hilbrands


Conner Geddes came back down and hit a 3-pointer to give Northwestern a two-point lead, but Elijah Pappas tied it with 33 seconds left.

Northwestern sophomore Alex Van Kalsbeek had a shot to win it with 2 seconds left, but the shot was missed.

The Red Raiders outscored the Lancers 10-8 in the overtime period. Van Kalsbeek scored four, while Hilbrands and Geddes each had three.

Van Kalsbeek hit the go-ahead layup with 3 seconds left.

Hilbrands hit 12 shots — including six 3s — to lead Northwestern with a 35-point game.

Van Kalsbeek had 18 while Geddes scored 17.

Doane 82, Dordt 80: The Defenders trailed by double digits in the first half and had an eight-point deficit at the half.

The Defenders caught up with a 9-0 run early in the second half, thanks to three 3s from Jackson Louscher, Bryce Coppock and Luke Rankin.

Dordt led by as many as eight points, and that was at the 7:01 mark.

From that point, the Tigers went on a 12-3 stretch, and led with 3:15 to go.

Cade Bleeker tied the game with a 3-pointer with 47 seconds left.

Brady Timm hit the go-ahead free throws for Doane with 5 seconds left.

Coppock led Dordt with 26 points while Bleeker had 19 and Rankin 16.

Buena Vista 86, Central 70: The duo of Michael Demers and Zane Neubaum combined to shoot 16-of-24 from the field with Demers going a season-best 6-of-7 from downtown.

Demers led the Beavers with 22 points while Neubaum had 21 points. 

They each grabbed seven rebounds with Demers also coming up with four steals. Michael Santich added 14 points with Garrett Sittner chipping in with 13 points.

Buena Vista was efficient from the field all game long, finishing 52.4 percent from the field overall and 13-of-26 from downtown. Neubaum was 3-of-4 from three-point range with Thompson adding two. The Beavers held Central to only 5-of-16 from beyond the arc.

Women’s basketball

Dordt 101, Doane 82: The Defenders outscored Doane 34-20 in the third quarter.

At the midway point, Dordt scored on back-to-back 3s from Bailey Beckman and Macey Nielson, making the score 62-42.

It continued to be an offensive showcase for the Defenders in the third, which closed with a Liv Ritter t3-pointer, part of her season-high 10 points scored.

Ashtyn Veerbeek had a double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds.

Karly Gustafson finished with 17 points.


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