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Men's Basketball - Wed, Oct. 29, 2014

October 29, 2014


PHOTO GALLERY - Photos credits by Cody Welu; additonal photos credits by Donald Weidler

MADISON, S.D. – Dakota State shot a sizzling 56.6 percent overall from the field goal Wednesday evening to earn an 86-70 victory over Waldorf (Iowa) in both men's basketball teams' season opener at DSU Fieldhouse.  The Trojans won their sixth straight season opener and extended their home winning streak with seven consecutive victory (dating from last year).

Both Dakota State and Waldorf had received votes recognition to the NAIA Division II Men's Basketball Coaches' Preseason Top 25, which was announced Tuesday by the national office.  The Warriors recorded 55 points (27th in the national poll), while the Trojans tallied 21 points (No. 33 in the national poll).

The Warriors and Trojans went through four ties and four lead changes in the first eight minutes and 24 seconds of the game.

At 14-14, Dakota State used a 14-4 scoring spurt to grab a 10-point lead at 28-18 with 6:07 left in the first-half.  During that scoring run, the Trojans nailed down four 3-pointers (3 by Brendon Boomsma).

The Trojans continued their scoring run to their largest lead of the first-half at 45-26 with 42 seconds remaining before intermission.

Boomsma nailed down a lay-up just few ticks before halftime to give DSU a 47-28 commanding lead at halftime.

Dakota State closed the first-half with a 33-14 scoring run.

DSU shot 57.1 percent from the field (16-for-28) in the first twenty minutes, including 7-for-14 from the 3-point line (50 percent).  Waldorf was held to 33.3 percent (11-for-33) and 2-for-4 from the 3-point arc.

Dakota State recorded the biggest lead of the game on two different occasions – 53-30 with 18:31 remaining and 55-32 with 16:26 left in the game.

Waldorf trimmed DSU's lead into single digits at 61-52 with less than nine minutes in the game after using a 20-9 scoring run. 

The Trojans never looked back as they regained their double-digits for the rest of the game, leading up to 21 points at 79-58 with 3:51 left.

WC outscored DSU 42-39 in the second half. 

The Warriors shot 59.4 percent from the field in the final twenty minutes, converting 19 baskets in 32 attempts.  DSU was 56 percent from the field by making 14 field goals in 25 attempts.

Boomsma led the Trojans with 28 points.  He was 11-of-18 from the field and drained six 3-pointers in nine attempts.  Ian Barse added 26 points from 8-for-13 shooting from the field and 4-for-7 from the 3-point line.  Adam Hofer tallied 12 points.  Miguel Sansavour scored 10 points.

Both Hofer and Barse each went 6-for-6 from the free-throw line. 

Seth Cavanaugh grabbed a game-high seven rebounds for Dakota State.  Sansavour and Barse each had five rebounds.

Hofer dished out six assists for DSU.  Boomsma, Barse and Nathaniel Rauen each recorded three assists. 

Sansavour had six blocked shots in the game, tying for the second most blocked shots in a single game in the Trojan men's basketball record book.  He moved up to No. 3 spot for most career blocks with 60.

Hofer stole the ball three times for Dakota State.  Sansavour, Boomsma, Rauen, Cavanaugh and Taylor Zirbel each had a steal.

Erik Brewer scored a game-high 34 points for the Warriors.  He was 14-of-26 from the field and 3-for-4 from the 3-point line.  Jordan Nelson added 16 points.  Michael Morgan had 10 points.

Adev Aarons produced eight assists for WC. 

Morgan pulled down six rebounds for Waldorf.  Brewer and Nelson each had five rebounds.  Brewer, Aarons and Kaden Verdin each had a blocked shot.

Dakota State made 30 field goals in 53 attempts.  Waldorf was 30-for-65 from the field, recording a shooting percentage of 46.2 percent.

The Trojans drained 12 3-pointers in the game in 23 attempts (52.2 percent) compared to the Warriors' 5-for-8 from the 3-point arc (62.5 percent).

DSU went to the free-throw line 17 times, making 14 free-throws (82.4 percent).  WC struggled from the free-throw line by going 5-for-13 (38.5 percent).

The Trojans dished out 20 assists, while the Warriors had 16 assists.  Both teams committed 12 turnovers in the game.

Waldorf outrebounded Dakota State 33-27.

Dakota State continues their three-game home stand Saturday evening.  The Trojans host their long-time rival Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) in a non-conference contest.  Tip-off from the DSU Fieldhouse is set for 7 p.m.

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

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