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Regis Escapes With 84-82 Win Over Relentless 'Rockers
SDSM Atheltics - December 17, 2017

RAPID CITY, S.D --- It was a good ol' fashion slugfest Saturday night as the South Dakota School of Mines men's basketball team went blow for blow with Regis University during a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Saturday evening at the King Center in Rapid City, S.D.

It was a game that saw 18 lead changes and the score tied nine times. Regis was able to break away late in the game and held off a Hardrocker rally to win the bout, 84-82. The Rangers were up by eight points with just under a minute to go. The Hardrockers were able to get within three points with about 30 ticks left on the clock, but some clutch free throws down the stretch insured the visitors a win.

Regis trailed by seven points early in the first half, but was able to take a one-point advantage at halftime, 36-35, and then outscored the Hardrockers, 48-47, over the final 20 minutes.

SD Mines shot very well from the field again on Saturday, hitting 32-57 shots for 56.1 percent. The home team was 7-14 from the three-point line and 11-15 on free throws. The 'Rockers recorded 27 rebounds, notched 14 assists, one steal and two blocks.

Regis finished shooting 54.7 percent from the field making good on 29-53 attempts and was 7-16 from behind the arc and converted 19-27 from the foul line. They added 20 rebounds, eight assists, seven steals and two blocked shots.

Individually for the Hardrockers, freshman Troy Brady had a stellar 18-point performance for his team including a last-second bank shot three-pointer buzzer beater. Sophomore Logan Elers contributed with 15 points and senior Brian Orr had 14 markers, five rebounds and an assist.

Christian Little paced Regis with 24 points while teammate Ty McGee tacked on 20 markers.

The loss drops SD Mines back down to .500 with a 5-5 overall mark and 3-3 record in the RMAC. Next up, the Hardrockers play host to Nebraska Christian in a non-conference bout at the King Center. Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m.

Meanwhile, With 10 lead changes and the score tied 12 times, it took double overtime to decide the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference matchup between the South Dakota School of Mines women's basketball team and the Regis University Lady Rangers Saturday afternoon at the King Center in Rapid City, S.D.

Unfortunately for the Lady 'Rockers, Regis got the upper hand late in the second extra period and was able to hold off one last scoring attempt by the home team to win the bout, 77-75.

Regis took the first quarter lead, 15-10, and then went into halftime up by six points, 32-26. SD Mines rallied back in the third quarter, outscoring the Rangers, 19-15, and then knotted the game, 59-59, at the end of regulation. Both teams scored nine in the first OT, and then Regis notched nine in the final five minutes while the 'Rockers netted seven markers.

The Hardrockers finished the game shooting 46.6 percent from the field making good on 27-58 attempt, including 9-21 from three-point range and 12-18 from the free throw line. SD Mines collected 23 rebounds, recorded 12 assist, seven steals and on block.

Regis ended the game making good on 29-69 baskets, including a 8-27 performance from behind the arc and 11-13 showing at the foul line. The Rangers tacked on 38 rebounds, had 21 assists, four steals and two blocks.

The Hardrockers had a well balanced offense as four players earned double digits. Sophomore Anna Haugen led the charge with 20 points, nine rebounds, three assists and one steal. Junior Taylor Molstad kept pace with 18 markers, three rebounds and two assists. Sophomore Sami Steffeck and freshman Ryan Weiss both contributed with 10 points each.

Regis had two players breach the 20-point mark. Chante Church had 24 and Mary Singler put up 23.

The loss drops SD Mines to 7-4 on the season and 3-3 in the RMAC. Next up, the Hardrockers have a nonconference bout against Nebraska Christian University Monday at 5 p.m.;



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