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Men's Basketball - Fri, Nov. 20, 2015

November 20, 2015


Photos credits by Kaden Huntrods

MADISON, S.D. – Every Dakota State University (S.D.) men's basketball on the floor Friday evening at DSU Fieldhouse contributed at least two points and a rebounds in helping Trojans dominate Trinity Bible (N.D.) 99-43 in a non-conference contest.  The Trojans posted their second straight game by holding the opponents to less than 20 percent shooting overall from the field.

Dakota State, receiving votes in the NAIA Division II Men's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 national poll, won their second straight game to raise their overall record to 4-3.  Trinity Bible played as an exhibition game and remained at 1-4 overall record.

The Lions missed its first 16 shots of the game as the Trojans raced to a 25-3 lead with less than nine minutes remaining in the first-half.  TBC made their first basket until 8:03 of the first-half (11:57 drought for making the first field goal of the game).

DSU held a 49-15 halftime lead, thanks to Trojans' defense holding the Lions' to a season-low 11.8 percent shooting in the first-half (4-of-34).  Dakota State was 20-of-40 from the field (50 percent).

The Trojans maintained their control for the rest of the game, outscoring TBC 50-28 in the final twenty minutes of the game.

Ian Barse led Dakota State with 18 points on his 7-of-11 shooting from the field and 4-of-6 from the 3-point arc.  He dished out a game-high six assists.  Jay Huls scored 13 points off the bench (4-of-6 field goals, 2-of-4 3-point field goals and 3-of-3 free-throws).  Kyle Kilgore scored 12 points.  Adam Hofer and JoBreil Powell each had nine points.

Derek Meger and Brendon Boomsma each scored eight points for DSU.  Hofer had three steals.

Justin Folkers grabbed 12 rebounds for the Trojans.  Nathaniel Rauen added nine rebounds.  Meger had eight rebounds.

Aaron Stemen scored 12 points for the Lions.  Layne McCarthy had nine points and eleven rebounds off the bench.  Friscoe Erdahl had seven points and four assists.

Dakota State shot 48.1 percent overall from the field (39-of-81), including 13 3-pointers in 32 attempts.  Trinity Bible was held to 19.4 percent shooting (14-of-72) and 7-of-31 from the 3-point line. 

DSU was 8-of-15 free-throws, while TBC was 8-of-14 free-throws.

The Trojans outrebounded the Lions 58-49.  DSU dished out 23 assists compared to TBC 8 assists.

DSU outscored TBC 25-2 in points off turnovers and 44-12 inside the paint. 

Dakota State heads on the road during Thanksgiving break, playing in the Midland (Neb.) Draemel Classic against a pair of NAIA Division II Men's Basketball national qualifiers.  The Trojans play Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) on the first day of the classic at 5 p.m. next Friday (Nov. 27), followed by a match-up against host-team No. 19 Midland on Saturday, Nov. 28.  The games will be held at the Events Center in Fremont, Neb.

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

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