Monthly Archives: January 2019

Jimmies Cruise to Victory against Bulldogs

By Zach Miller

The University of Jamestown Jimmie Men’s basketball team, led by seniors Kevin Oberweiser and Jon Purintun, continued to pour it on offensively as they pummeled the Concordia University Bulldogs in their win at home 95-68.

But, it wasn’t just the Jimmie offense that willed them to victory. The Jimmie men showcased their defensive abilities as well, only allowing the Bulldogs 65 points, which is well under Concordia’s scoring average of 74.1 points per game.

The Jimmie men are scoring an astounding 91.6 points per game while allowing 79.9.

Brock Schrom slams home a dunk on a fast break in the Jimmie win on Saturday. Photo: Zach Miller

The 21st ranked Jimmies were hot from behind the arc against the Bulldogs, shooting 57.9%. Oberwieser made 5 out of 8 attempts from three in his 24 point performance. Purintun, who scored 20, hit two threes, and so did junior guard Isaiah Dobson. Off the bench, juniors Terrell Alfred and Jack Frazier both had one three.

Jack Talley and Brock Schrom held their own down low, each with 7 rebounds in the game. Schrom was close to a double-double, scoring 14 points for the Jimmies, along with a whopping 5 blocks.

The Bulldogs leading scorer was Brevin Sloup with 16. The top rebounder for Concordia was Sammy Adjei who pulled in 7. Adjei had 9 points, as did Tanner Schuck and Chuol Biel.

The two teams met earlier this year on Concordia’s home court. It was the Jimmies who came out on top beating the Bulldogs 74-61.

The next matchup for the 19-4 Jimmies is yet another GPAC opponent on the road at Mount Marty. Mount Marty is 6-17 overall and 2-12 in the GPAC. The Jimmies were victorious over the Lancers in their first meeting in November at Harold Neman Arena. Game time is set for 8 pm on Wednesday, January 23rd.

Concordia University will play their next game at Briar Cliff in Sioux City, Iowa. Briar Cliff is currently 15-4 overall and 9-3 in the GPAC.

University of Jamestown’s #5 Jon Purintun and the Jimmie bench celebrate a defensive stop during the Jimmie’s home victory against Concordia University(NE) on Saturday Jan. 19, at the Harold Newman Arena. Photo: Zach Miller

UJ Celebrates Students Back on Campus

By Tess Haugrud

Students were welcomed back to campus for the spring semester with Welcome Back Week, January 14th through the 18th.

The week included events to excite students for the semester. The Jamestown Activities Board (JAB) sponsored most of the events.

Students won grocery bag bingo with themed grocery packs. Photo: Tess Haugrud

Monday included an organizational fair, sponsored by JAB and UJ Student Senate. Over 20 student organizations were on hand for the event to encourage more student participation on campus. Among the carnival-themed activities was Spin Magic. Students were able to paint drawstring bags and vinyl records on a spinning turntable.

Tuesday included a craft night where students made resolution boards highlighting their goals for 2019.

Wednesday returned the popular Grocery Bag Bingo with over 80 students in attendance. Students played over ten rounds bingo for a chance to win a bag filled with groceries. Jacob Just, JAB Treasurer and Campus Activities Chair, said each bag was valued at approximately $50.

Thursday night, students put their knowledge to the test with the monthly Trivia Knights. Five teams participated in the competition with team “Quiz in my Pants” as the reigning champions.

Friday, students wearing Jimmie gear received candy as part of the Go Orange Friday celebration.

“It was great to have so many people stop by our events,” Just said. “JAB has some great events lined up for this semester, and we can’t wait for it all!”

JAB has created magnets with all of their events for the semester. These magnets can be found at the Java Hut or with Erin Edinger in the Student Life offices.

(from left to right) Part of the JAB crew Kim Bandy, Hannah Miertschin, and Jacob Just set up for the week’s activities and more to come throughout the year. Photo: Tess Haugrud