JAMESTOWN, N.D. --- The South Dakota School of Mines men's basketball teamed capped off its final visit to the Great White North Sunday fending off the Jamestown College Jimmies, 48-45, at the Jamestown Civic Center.Tthe Jimmies battled close but could not get over the top. The halftime score was, 30-26, in favor of the Hardrockers (with SD Mines freshman Konor Kulas had nine first half points). The Jimmies would keep the game close with scores of 35-37 and 40-43, but SD Mines led 47-40 after a James Dean (senior) bucket with 3:25 remaining.The Jimmies whittled away the score on a free throw by Breshion Tucker, and a basket each from Mark Hoge and Davon Thomas to cut the score to 47-45 with just a minute remaining. Jamestown had a timeout with 13.2 seconds left, and down by 2, but the 'Rockers stopped a Hoge drive - and the shot by Thomas missed. SD Mines made one of two free throws and the Jimmies could not get off an attempt for a game tying three pointer.
SD Mines shot 43 percent in the game, dishing in 20-47 while the Jimmies converted 16-52 for 31 percent. Individually, Kulas went on to lead the 'Rockers with 13 points.
The Hardrockers improve their overall record to 17-8 and have just one game on the schedule. SD Mines will travel to Alamosa, Colo. , Sunday to face the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference's No. 4 squad - the Adams State Grizzlies is a 3 p.m. match-up.