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Morningside College
Men's Basketball - Sat, Nov. 26, 2016

November 26, 2016

FREMONT, Neb. – With No. 14-ranked Dakota State (S.D.) leading 66-65, Morningside (Iowa) closed the game by using a 10-4 run in the final 1:51 for a 75-70 victory on the first day of the Draemel Classic.  The two-day classic was hosted by Midland (Neb.) at Events Center.

Dakota State dipped their overall record to 3-5.  Morningside of the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) raised their overall record to 6-2.

The first twenty minutes of the game featured 11 lead changes and 3 ties by both the Trojans and the Mustangs.

Trailing 34-33, DSU went on an 8-0 scoring outburst in the final 1:08 of the first-half.  Ian Barse made a 3-pointer to put the Trojans up 36-34, followed by a field goal by Kevin DanielsMarquis Chatman drained a 3-pointer with few seconds before halftime, propelling the Trojans to a 41-34 halftime lead.

Dakota State shot a blazing 58.6 percent from the field in the first-half, going 17-of-29 from the field and 5-of-14 from the 3-point line.  Morningside was 46.7 percent from the field (14-of-30) and 4-of-12 3-pointers.

DSU extended their scoring run up to 11-0 to kick off the second-half after a 3-pointer by Tanner Heiser for the biggest lead of the game at 44-34 with 19:15 remaining.  The Trojans also had the largest lead of the game at 46-36 with 18:46 left after a basket by Justin Folkers.

Morningside went on a 17-9 scoring run to cut Dakota State's lead to 53-51 with less than fourteen minutes to go in the game. 

Leading 57-55, Dakota State scored seven consecutive points – with three points from Daniels and four points from Kyle Kilgore – to widen their lead to 64-55 with 7:40 left.

The Mustangs answered back by using a 10-0 scoring run to regain their lead at 65-64 with 2:25 left after a pair of free-throws by Brody Egger.

Kilgore made a field goal as the Trojans earned back the lead at 66-65 with 2:15 remaining.  A 3-pointer by Pierce Almond gave MC a 68-66 lead with less than two minutes to go.

Morningside secured the victory by making five straight free-throws with 41 seconds left (73-66 lead).  Bobby Farquah hit a basket with 31 seconds as the Trojans trailed 73-68.

Egger added a pair of free-throws to put the Mustangs up 75-68 with 28 seconds to go.  Kilgore scored the final basket of the game with 20 seconds to go, and could not get any closer for DSU.

Morningside outscored Dakota State 41-29 in the second-half.  The Mustangs were 13-of-26 from the field (50 percent) compared to the Trojans' 13-of-34 field goals (38.2 percent).

MC made 13-of-17 free-throws in the second-half while DSU did not attempt a free-throw.

Kilgore posted a double-double of 22 points and pulled down 13 rebounds for Dakota State.  He was 11-of-14 from the field and dished out three assists.  Heiser added 11 points, 3 assists and 3 steals.  Daniels scored 9 points off the bench.  Barse and Farquah each added six points.

Barse produced five assists for the Trojans.  Daniels added three assists.  Brendon Boomsma earned five rebounds.  Barse had four rebounds.

Egger finished the game with 19 points for the Mustangs.  He was 4-of-12 from the field and made 9-of-10 free-throws.  Bryce Koch added 15 points.  Almond scored 12 points.  Tyler Borchers had 11 points.

Koch collected six rebounds, stole the ball three times and recorded two blocked shots for Morningside.  Ryan Tegtmeier dished out four assists.  Borchers stole the ball four times.

Morningside shot 48.2 percent overall from the field (27-of-56) compared to Dakota State 47.6 percent (30-of-63).  The Trojans were 8-of-26 from the 3-point line (30.8 percent) while the Mustangs went 6-of-20 3-pointers (30 percent).

MC went to the free-throw line 21 times, making 15 free-throws (71.4 percent).  DSU was 2-of-2 free-throws, both attempts coming in the first-half.

The Trojans won the rebounding battle, posting a plus-15 rebounding edge over the Mustangs (36-21). 

Dakota State plays on the second day of the Draemel Classic, facing No. 21-ranked Midland (Neb.).  Both teams will be meeting for the second time this season.  Tip-off is set for 3 p.m. at Events Center in Fremont, Neb.

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

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