JAMESTOWN, N.D. - Dakota State stormed to a 41-19 halftime lead over Mayville State (N.D.) Sunday afternoon at the Civic Center. The Trojans claimed the consolation game of the Dakota Tip-off Classic with a 65-49 victory over the Comets.
Dakota State, which received votes to the latest NAIA Division II Men's Basketball national poll, bounced back in the winning column with an overall record of 14-6 and 2-1 Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.) conference record. Mayville State lost their ninth game in the last ten games to dip their overall record to 5-15 and 1-6 A.I.I.
At 15-14, Dakota State outscored Mayville State 26-5 in the final 12:49 of the first-half to earn a 22-point halftime lead.
The Trojans shot a blistering 62.5 percent from the field (15-for-24) in the first twenty minutes of the game. DSU was perfect at the free-throw line, converting all nine free-throws in the first-half. The Comets were held to below 30 percent, shooting 29.6 percent (8-for-27) from the field.
Dakota State maintained their double-digit lead for the entire second-half to secure the victory. The Trojans recorded their biggest lead of the game (30 points) on two occasions (55-25 with 12:13 remaining and 62-32 with 6:52 left in the game).
Cameron Krump produced a career-high of 24 points for the Trojans. He was 8-for-11 from the field and went 8-for-9 at the free-throw line. Krump recorded a double-double as he pulled down 10 rebounds. Tyrone Gordon, Jr. added 12 points and dished out six assists. Marcus Smith and Terrell Newton each had nine points off the bench.
John Lamb earned six rebounds and produced four assists for DSU. Luke Lamb added six rebounds.
Sam Hyman scored 13 points off the bench for the Comets. Mike Lindsay and Steve Ivory, Jr. each added 11 points. Andrew Berge grabbed four rebounds. Austin Emerson and Hyman each had three assists.
The Trojans shot 46.2 percent overall from the field (24-for-52) compared to the Comets' 35.4 percent (17-for-48). Mayville State was 8-for-19 from the 3-point arc (42.1 percent), while DSU was 3-for-11 from the 3-point line (27.3 percent).
Dakota State was near perfect from the free-throw line, converting 14 free-throws in 15 attempts (93.3 percent). The Comets were 7-for-9 at the free-throw line (77.8 percent).
DSU had a plus-18 rebounding advantage in the game, outrebounding MaSU 39-21.
The Trojans outscored the Comets 19-5 in points off turnovers.
Dakota State returns home for a two-game home stand at DSU Fieldhouse. The Trojans welcome Valley City State (N.D.) in an A.I.I. conference game on Thursday night. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director