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Men's Basketball - Fri, Dec. 16, 2016

December 16, 2016

Photos credits by Nicholas Hauser and Kaden Huntrods

MADISON, S.D. – Dakota State (S.D.) played their first home game this month Friday evening at DSU Fieldhouse, hosting Waldorf (Iowa) in the North Star Athletic Association Men's Basketball action.  With WU leading 58-57, the Trojans pulled away for an 88-79 victory over the Warriors.  It was the fifth straight home North Star conference victory for DSU, dating from last season.

Dakota State lifted their overall record to 5-9 and 2-3 record in NSAA.  Waldorf fell to 5-8 overall record and 1-2 NSAA conference record.

Waldorf and Dakota State went through eight ties and eight lead changes in the first fifteen minutes and thirty-six seconds of the game.  There was no lead bigger than four points, which was held by the Warriors on three different occasions.

Trailing at 30-29, Tanner Heiser drained a 3-pointer to give DSU a 32-30 lead with 4:24 remaining.  From there, DSU kicked off their 9-0 scoring outburst to widen their lead to 38-30 with 2:37 left after a basket by Kyle Kilgore.

The Warriors were able to trim Trojan's lead down to 40-37 after a 3-pointer by Leland March with less than 25 seconds to go in the first-half.

Heiser made a basket just seconds before halftime, giving the Trojans a five-point lead at 42-37.

Both teams shot well above 50 percent from the field in the first twenty minutes of the game.  The Trojans were 17-of-32 field goals (53.1 percent) compared to the Warriors 15-of-29 field goals (51.7 percent).

Dakota State kicked off the second-half with a 9-2 scoring run, earning the first double-digit lead of the game at 50-39.  The Warriors were forced to call a timeout with 16:51 left after a basket by Justin Folkers (assisted by Kevin Daniels).

The Warriors rallied back with a 19-7 run to regain their lead at 58-57, but it was the only lead of the second-half by Waldorf.  The Trojans went on to score 10 straight points to grab a 67-58 lead with 7:08 remaining.

DSU maintained control for the rest of the game to secure the victory.  The Warriors could not get no closer than five points at 72-67 with less than five minutes to play after a 3-point play by June Prowell.

Daniels hit two free-throws with 1:23 remaining to give Dakota State its biggest lead of the game at 88-75.

DSU outscored WU 46-42 in the final twenty minutes of the game.  WU shot 53.3 percent from the field (16-of-30) in the second-half compared to DSU 50 percent (12-of-24).

Three Trojans scored at least 20 points in the game, led by Daniels with 23 points.  He was 7-of-15 from the field and hit all eight free-throws.  Kilgore posted his third double-double of the season – his 16th career double-double – after scoring 20 points and pulling down a game-high 11 rebounds.  He was 7-of-14 from the field and 6-of-9 free-throws.

Folkers shot 8-of-11 from the field and made 4-of-5 free-throws, tying his career-high of 20 points for DSU.  Heiser scored 14 points.  Bobby Farquah had five points.  Nathaniel Rauen had four points.

Daniels dished out a game-high eight assists and registered three steals for Dakota State.  Rauen added three assists.  Kilgore, Heiser and Rauen each stole the ball twice.  Kilgore and Farquah each recorded a block.

Prowell poured in a game-high 31 points for the Warriors.  He was 12-of-16 from the field, 2-of-4 3-pointers and made all five free-throws.  Michael Morgan and March each added 15 points.  Gabriel Munoz and Eric English each tallied six points.

Munoz led WU with eight rebounds.  Morgan added five rebounds.  Prowell contributed seven assists.  Brady Kuchinka and March each stole the ball three times.  Munoz and Falmata Tula each had a block.

Waldorf shot 52.5 percent overall from the field (31-of-59) compared to Dakota State 51.8 percent (29-of-56).  The Warriors were 4-of-13 from the 3-point arch while the Trojans were 3-of-12 3-pointers.

Dakota State went to the free-throw line 34 times, making a season-high 27 free-throws (79.4 percent).  Waldorf converted 13-of-18 free-throws (72.2 percent).

WU won the rebounding battle, outrebounding DSU 33-30.

Both teams scored 42 points inside the paint.  The Trojans outscored the Warriors 26-15 in points off turnovers and 12-6 in fast-break scoring.

A total of 10 lead changes and 9 ties were recorded in the game.

Dakota State stays home Saturday evening as they host Viterbo (Wis.) in another North Star conference action.  Tip-off is set for 5 p.m. at DSU Fieldhouse.

Waldorf travels to Bellevue (Neb.) Saturday evening for a NSAA conference game at 5 p.m.

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

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