by Abby Koch-Home court advantage and aggressive second-half play wasn’t enough for the Mustangs to stop the Jamestown Jimmies Wednesday, Jan. 27.
The Mustangs fell to the Jimmies for the second time this season, 76-67. With the loss, the Mustangs also ended a seven-game winning streak and are now 13-3 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC).
Ninth-ranked Morningside held a small lead during the first half of the game before Jamestown pulled ahead, ending the first half 32-25. During that span of time, Morningside sank just 12 of 39 field goal attempts, with no three pointers made.
Senior Trey Brown made the biggest impact in the first half with his 11 rebounds and 8 points. Fellow senior Zach Imig led the Mustangs in the first half with 4 assists.
Morningside came back in the second half aggressive, tying the score seven times and taking the lead once. Jamestown stayed even with Morningside due to second chance opportunities and sharp defense. The Jimmies put together a 10-2 run in the last two minutes to seal their victory.
Brown added another double-double to his resume with 21 points and 18 rebounds. Imig followed suit with a double-double, 13 points and 11 rebounds, with the addition of 8 assists by the end of the game. Freshman Ely Doble showed his strength by helping Morningside off the bench, scoring nine points in nine minutes of playtime.
Morningside remains on top in the GPAC standings despite the loss. The Mustangs will be on the road to face Mount Marty University on Saturday.