posted on January 26, 2009 10:50
The Yellow Jackets wrapped up their first half of conference play this past weekend against Valley City State University and Jamestown College. After dropping a tough game Friday night to Valley City State the Yellow Jackets bounced back picking up a key win over #4 ranked Jamestown College. Going into the weekend the Yellow Jackets were 15-4 and ranked #8 in the NAIA.
Friday, BHSU battled back and forth with the Vikings eventually taking a three point lead into halftime 33-30. In the second half, the Yellow Jackets could never pull away as Valley City State kept the game close shooting 57% from the field for the game. The Yellow Jackets had the lead with under a minute to play when Valley City sank a key three pointer to give them the lead for good. The Vikings took the game 81-77. BHSU was led by junior Alana Dykhouse with 16 points. Sophomore Katelynn Lamb had 15 points, freshman Tiffany Thomas had 12 points, and sophomore Danielle Bauer added 10 points.
Saturday, the Yellow Jackets hosted the #4 ranked Jamestown College Jimmies who were fresh off their loss the night before at South Dakota School of Mines. The Yellow Jackets got off to a fast start behind strong guard play from Katelynn Lamb, freshman Keely Krolikowski, junior Brittany Fuhrman, and Tiffany Thomas. The Yellow Jackets had the lead at halftime 32-24. In the second half, Jamestown came roaring back eventually taking the lead 66-63 with 30 seconds remaining. BHSU came right back down the floor finding Brittany Fuhrman who connected on a deep three point shot to tie the game and send it to overtime. In overtime both teams battled back and forth when once again BHSU came up with another big shot from Katelynn Lamb to take the lead and the game 80-77. The Yellow Jackets were led by Lamb with 22 points. Keely Krolikowski had 18 points and Tiffany Thomas added 12 points.
The 16-5 Yellow Jackets will now travel this week to Dakota State University and Mayville State University. Please check the schedule for exact game times and locations.