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Trojans ends Mayville State’s four-game winning streak in men's basketball
November 5, 2011
MAYVILLE, N.D. - Dakota State’s defense limited Mayville State to 30.5 percent overall from the field as the Trojans defeated the Comets 81-61 at Lewy Lee Fieldhouse Saturday night.
DSU remained undefeated in two games. The Trojans ended the Comets’ four-game winning streak and dropped their overall record to 4-1.
In the first seven minutes and 30 seconds, Dakota State limited the Comets to 1-for-12 from the field as DSU grabbed a 10-7 lead (the Trojans shot 4-for-9 from the field).
With DSU leading at 15-14, the Trojans used a 12-2 scoring tear to extend their lead to 27-16 with 5:36 left before intermission.
The Trojans went on to grab a 34-26 halftime lead. DSU shot 14-for-26 (53.9 percent) from the field, while Mayville State was 7-for-31 (22.6 percent).
Dakota State outscored the Comets 47-35 in the game’s final 20 minutes to secure the win.
Three players – Jesse Bean, Donald Stewart and Luke Lamb – each scored 15 points for Dakota State. Spencer Adams added 10 points. Jordan Snyder and Keith Biggers each had nine points.
Biggers pulled down nine rebounds for the Trojans. Snyder and Adams each had eight rebounds. Jesse Bean dished out five assists.
For Mayville State, Matt Bauduin had 18 points. Bryen Pyles added 10 points. Eric Shulstad grabbed seven rebounds.
Dakota State shot 52.7 percent from the field (29-for-55) in the game, while the Comets were 18-for-59. Mayville State was 23-for-25 from the free-throw line (92 percent) compared to the Trojans’ 15-for-20 (75 percent).
The Trojans outrebounded Mayville State 40-31. DSU’s bench outscored the Comets 35-13.
Dakota State returns home on Tuesday night to begin their four-game home stand. The Trojans host NAIA Men’s Basketball Division II Preseason's No. 7 Northwestern (Iowa). Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. at DSU Fieldhouse.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director