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Jamestown Eagles win districts for second straight year

Jamestown Eagles win districts for second straight year

February 27th, 2019 in Sports Prep

PILOT GROVE, Mo. — The third-seeded Jamestown Eagles won their second straight district title Feb. 23, edging the top-seeded Chamois Pirates 42-40 in the championship game of the Class 1 District 9 Tournament.

The two teams have played each other six times in the past two seasons, with each team winning three games.

Jamestown led 7-3 after one quarter and 21-11 at halftime, holding Chamois to two field goals in the first half.

The Pirates trailed 31-28 after three quarters and tied the game at 37 in the fourth.

Mack Sorrells made a 3-pointer with about two minutes left to give Jamestown the lead, then Tristan Jones made a pair of free throws to extend the Eagles' lead to 42-37.

Devin Warren made a 3-pointer for Chamois to close the gap to two points. After a missed free throw, Chamois had a chance to take the last shot, but Jamestown's Clark Rohrbach blocked a 3-point attempt by Braden Mitchem as time expired.

Rohrbach led the Eagles with 14 points and Christian Snyder added 13 points.

Warren scored a game-high 15 points and Nathan Nolte finished with 13 points for Chamois, which ends the season with an 11-14 record.

Jamestown (15-12) played Wellsville (12-13) on Feb. 26 in the Class 1 sectionals at Sturgeon.

Wellsville won the District 10 championship Saturday with a 71-63 victory against North Shelby.

In the district semifinals Feb. 22, Jamestown defeated CCAA rival Prairie Home 57-36.

Jamestown took control of the game early, leading 15-6 after one quarter. The Eagles maintained a 34-15 lead at halftime and 43-26 through three quarters.

The Eagles had four players score in double figures, led by Rohrbach with 17 points. Snyder finished with 12 points, Sorrells added 11 points and Cole Higgins chipped in 10 points.

Kassen Lock led Prairie Home (16-10) with 14 points.

In the first round of districts Feb. 20, Jamestown opened the postseason with a 66-52 win against the Bunceton Dragons.

Jamestown dominated the first half, leading 24-9 after one quarter and 43-24 at halftime. The Eagles continued to hold a 55-36 advantage through three quarters.

Rohrbach scored a team-high 27 points to lead the Eagles. Snyder finished with 16 points and Higgins added 14 points.

Jamestown was the No. 3 seed in the district.