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Men's Basketball - Tue, Nov. 15, 2016

November 15, 2016

ELLENDALE, N.D. – Trailing as many as eight points in the first-half Tuesday evening at Ray Ulmer Fieldhouse, the 14th-ranked Dakota State (S.D.) stormed back to take a two-point halftime lead over Trinity Bible (N.D.).  The Trojans surged in the second-half, outscoring the Lions 59-37 for a 101-77 non-conference victory in DSU's first road game of the season.

Dakota State raised their overall record to 3-3.  Trinity Bible is 1-3 overall record.

Tied at 6-6, the Lions used a 20-12 scoring run to grab the biggest lead of the first-half at 26-18 with eleven minutes and fifty-two seconds on the clock.

The Trojans answered back by using a 12-2 outburst to regain their lead at 30-28 after a basket by Justin Folkers with 6:40 left in the first-half.  The Lions then scored seven straight points to take a 35-30 lead with 5:04 remaining before intermission.

DSU took a 42-40 lead after a basket by Kevin Daniels with less than 45 seconds left in the first-half.  The Trojans then held that lead by halftime.  There were a total of five ties and four lead changes in the first twenty minutes of the game.

The statistics for both Dakota State and Trinity Bible were almost even in the first-half, with the Trojans making more one basket than the Lions.  DSU was 16-of-39 from the field (41 percent), while TBC was 15-of-36 field goals (41.7 percent).  Both teams went 4-of-16 from the 3-point arc (25 percent) and made six free-throws.

With the seventh tie recorded in the game at 46-46, the Trojans roared by outscoring the Lions 13-0 – thanks to Brendon Boomsma who went 3-of-3 from the 3-point line – for a 59-46 lead with 14:46 remaining in the game.  Bobby Farquah and Tanner Heiser also made a field goal during the DSU's 13-0 scoring outburst.

Dakota State continued their second-half surge, expanding to the largest lead of the game at 82-57 with 6:47 left after a basket by Farquah.  The Trojans also had the biggest lead of the game at 84-59 after Folkers nailed down a field goal with 6:30 remaining.

The Lions could get no closer than 17 points at 92-75 with 3:05 left as the Trojans secured the victory.

DSU shot a sizzling 52.3 percent from the field (23-of-44) in the second-half, while holding TBC to 37.9 percent (11-of-29). 

Six Trojan players hit double figures in points, led by Heiser with 20 points.  He was 7-of-11 from the field, including 3-of-7 from the 3-point line and was 3-of-5 from the free-throw line.  Daniels scored 17 points off the bench (8-of-17 field goals).  Folkers tallied 16 points (7-of-13 field goals).

Farquah added 11 points for Dakota State.  Marquis Chatman scored 10 points off the bench.  Ian Barse had nine points. 

Folkers grabbed nine rebounds for the Trojans.  Farquah collected eight boards.  Heiser had seven rebounds.

Daniels, Heiser and Folkers each produced three assists for DSU.  Daniels stole the ball two times.

Aaron Stemen posted a double-double of 28 points and pulled down 12 rebounds for the Lions.  He was 8-of-17 from the field and 11-of-12 from the free-throw line.  Friscoe Erdahl and Jamal Williams each added 12 points.

Jaden Shockley earned seven rebounds for TBC.  Korey Harris and Erdahl dished out three assists.  Erdahl stole the ball three times.

The Trojans shot 47 percent overall from the field, hitting 39 field goals in 83 attempts.  DSU was 12-of-32 from the 3-point arc (37.5 percent) and 11-of-19 from the free-throw line (57.9 percent).  The Lions were 40 percent from the field (26-of-65), 7-of-26 3-pointers (26.9 percent) and 18-of-27 from the free-throw line (66.7 percent).

DSU won the rebounding battle, outrebounding TBC 46-37. 

Dakota State set season-highs in points (101), field goals made (39) and rebounds (46).

The Trojans outscored the Lions 21-16 in points off turnovers, 50-36 inside the paint, 15-9 in second-chance points and 33-22 in bench points.

Dakota State continues their action on the road Saturday, visiting No. 4-ranked Briar Cliff (Iowa) in another battle of NAIA Division II Top 25 ranked teams.  Tip-off is set for 3 p.m. at Newman Flaagan Center in Sioux City, Iowa.

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

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