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BHSU Mens and Womens Basketball Recap

BHSU Mens and Womens Basketball Recap
BHSU men defeat CSU-Pubelo; women fall
BHSU Atheltics - December 31, 2017

SPEARFISH, S.D.Fraser Malcolm and Antonio Capley each recorded a double-double, as the Black Hills State University men's basketball team defeated Colorado State University-Pueblo, 78-54, on Saturday evening.

Capley scored 15 points and pulled down 12 boards for his first career double-double to lead the way for the Yellow Jackets (7-4, 4-3 RMAC). Malcolm scored 14 points and recorded 12 rebounds for his fourth double-double of the year. Connor O'Hearn added 14 points and had six assists.

The first half was a back-and-forth affair, with BHSU holding as much as a six point lead in the first four minutes, before the ThunderWolves (5-8, 2-5 RMAC) came back to lead by as many as nine points, 28-19, with 5:51 remaining in the half. At that point, Capley made a lay-up and converted the and-one to begin a 9-0 run to tie the game with 2:54 remaining. The home team led, 36-33, at halftime.

The Yellow Jackets began the second half on a 15-1 run which helped them take control of the game. Dez Stoudamire hit a three-pointer with 8:49 remaining to give the Green and Gold a 20-point lead, 62-42. Stout defense led to easy buckets for BHSU down the stretch, as they eventually won by 24, 78-54.

BHSU shot 48.3 percent from the field (28-for-58), while CSUP was 31.1 percent from the floor (19-for-61). The Yellow Jackets were 6-for-21 (28.6 percent) from beyond the arc, while the ThunderWolves were 9-for-32 (28.1 percent) on three-pointers. BHSU was 16-for-20 (80.0 percent) from the free throw line, and CSU-Pueblo was 7-for-14 (50.0 percent) from the charity stripe. The Green and Gold held a commanding 55-25 margin in rebounding, including a 17-8 mark in offensive rebounds.  

Will Newman led the ThunderWolves with 14 points.

Meanwhile,

After a two week break, the Black Hills State University women's basketball team returned to action at home against Colorado State University-Pueblo, and fell in its final game of 2017, 60-49.

The Yellow Jackets fall to 10-3 overall and 4-3 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference action, while the ThunderWolves improve to 9-4 overall and remain undefeated in conference play, 7-0.

CSU-Pueblo opened up the first quarter with a layup by leading scorer Katie Cunningham to take a 2-0 lead. However, two free throws by Rachel Erickson put the Green and Gold on the board to tie it up.

From there, the two teams battled it out for three quarters, changing the lead over 11 times.

In the fourth quarter, the ThunderWolves ran away with it, going on an 11-0 run to lead over the Yellow Jackets, 50-40, with 5:43 remaining. Remi Wientjes ended the run with a shot from downtown to trail by seven at 50-43. However, it was not enough, as CSU Pueblo closed it out, 60-49.

Lauren Heyn and Katie Cunningham were the top performers for CSU Pueblo, each registering a double-double. Heyn led with 12 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, while Cunningham dropped in 10 points and grabbed 11 boards. Taylor Long worked alongside Heyn and Cunningham, notching 10 points.

For the Yellow Jackets, Remi Wientjes led the way, scoring nine points, while Rachel Erickson and Keely Bertram each scored eight.

On defense, Lyndzi Rich, Katie Messler, and Hannah Cass all grabbed seven boards.

The Green and Gold shot 63.6 percent (7-of-11) from the line and 30.5 percent (18-of-59) from the field. CSUP edged out on rebounds, 41-38.



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