HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - The Hastings College men's basketball team struggled to find a way to slow down the Jimmies of Jamestown as they fell 90-71 on Saturday afternoon in Lynn Farrell Arena.
The Broncos were able to stay with the Jimmies as the game got under way but by the five minute mark Jamestown had already built a 10 point lead. After UJ built the lead to 15, some big three point plays by Karson Gansebom (FR/Bennington, NE) and Brendan Lipovsky (SR/Fairfield, NE) cut the lead to just nine, as HC trailed 28-19.
The Broncos would find a way to put together a 9-0 run as a pair of free throws by Bart Hiscock (SR/Bennington, NE) made it a three-point game as the Jimmies led 31-28 with just under five minutes to go in the first half. After missing his jumper with :05 left in the first half, Mason Hiemstra (FR/Alliance , NE) was able to grab his miss and find Lipovsky for the basket in the paint as the Broncos would go into half down 42-36.
Struggling to shoot the ball, the Broncos only shot 41 percent from the field going 14-for-34 from the field and 4-for-16 behind the arc.
Coming out of the half, the Broncos were able to make it a one point game before the Jimmies would pick up where they left off as they would go on and build their lead back to double-digits with a three-point basket with 14:47 left in the game. Hastings would make some noise halfway through the second half after a pair of free throws from Lipovsky and a basket by Hiemstra cut the lead to just nine with 8:54 left. They would stop there as Shane Chamberlain (SO/Harlan, IA) would hit a three-pointer to make it 68-62.
From there on out it would be all Jimmies as they would spend the next 8:22 going on a 22-9 run to finish the game as the Broncos would fall 90-71.
Hiemstra led the way for Hastings scoring 17 points on 8-of-17 shooting and added eight rebounds and three of the teams four steals. Hiscock followed with 12 points on 4-for-11 and pulled down nine rebounds and had four assist. Lipovsky added 11 of his own and Gansebom and Chamberlain both finished with 10 points.
Hastings falls to 13-13 (6-10) on the year and will be back in action Wednesday Feb. 12th as the Broncos travel to take on the Bulldogs of Concordia with tip off set for 8:00 p.m. CT.