February 13, 2020 - 9:31 am - Posted in Sports

Devyn Kemble poured in a career-high 26 points in leading (RV) Northwestern to a 77-70 road win over the University of Jamestown Wednesday night in North Dakota.

The Red Raiders won their third straight and moved a game above .500 in league play (10-9), 15-9 overall, with three left in the regular season. Head Coach Chris Yaw’s squad is 2-0 against Jamestown this season. The Jimmies, also receiving votes in the last NAIA Coaches’ poll, drops to 9-10 in the conference, 16-11 overall.

Kemble downed a career-high six three-pointers without a miss and also pulled down five rebounds in leading the Red Raiders.

Northwestern raced out to an 18-2 lead as both Kemble and Bre Schuiteman knocked down a pair of three-pointers

The Red Raiders shot 63% in the first period and held a 15-point lead, 27-12.

Northwestern scored the first six points of the second quarter, matching its largest lead of the game, 33-12, at the 7:25 mark; still up 21, Jamestown outscored NW 13-4 over the final five minutes to close the gap to 39-27 by halftime.

Jamestown came all the way back, tying the game at 48-48, by the end of the third quarter; Northwestern was limited to just three field goals, going 3/14 from the field.

An 11-2 run, finished off with three-pointers from Schuiteman and Kemble, put the Red Raiders up for good, 59-50, with eight minutes left.

Emilee Danner drained a three-pointer to put Northwestern in front 72-61 at the four-minute mark.

Jamestown trimmed the lead down to four after a 7-0 run (72-68) with 2:24 left; Kemble, VanderVelde and Sammy Blum combined to go 5-6 from the free throw line to seal the win.

Northwestern shot 43% for the game; 48% (12/25) from beyond the arc; 13/15 (87%) from the free throw line

Kemble has scored in double figures in 16 games this season; this was her first 20+ point game

VanderVelde pulled down eight rebounds, second only to Alexis Toering with nine

Cunningham dished out four assists

Jamestown was led by Macy Nilsen with 16 points, Noelle Josephson added 13; both players knocked down three three-pointers

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