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BHSU Men's and Women's Basketball

BHSU Men's and Women's Basketball
Krogman scores season-high, BHSU men falls to UCCS; women go cold in fourth, fall to Mountain Lions
- February 5, 2018

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.Wyatt Krogman scored a season-high 17 points, but the Black Hills State University men's basketball team fell to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, 82-64, on Saturday evening.

Krogman scored 17 points, a season-high, in 33 minutes to lead the Yellow Jackets (12-10, 8-9 RMAC). Fraser Malcolm added 16, and Stefan Desnica chipped in 12 points.

BHSU was in control for most of the first half, leading by as many as seven points. However, each time the Yellow Jackets would try to extend their lead, the Mountain Lions (11-12, 8-8 RMAC) would reel them back in. The Green and Gold ultimately led by four at the half, 35-31.

For the first nine minutes of the second half, the Yellow Jackets attempted to maintain a cushion, but with the visitors up one point, 46-45, with 11:19 remaining, Dalton Walker hit a three-pointer to give UCCS a lead. Although BHSU was able to tie the game three times, Walker hit another trey with 6:50 to break a tie and establish a lead the Mountain Lions would not relinquish the rest of the game. As injuries and a long road trip caught up with the Yellow Jackets, UCCS extended their cushion out to the final margin of 18, 82-64.  

BHSU shot 39.0 percent from the field (23-for-59), while UCCS was 54.2 percent from the floor (26-for-48). The Yellow Jackets were 6-for-20 (30.0 percent) from beyond the arc, while the Mountain Lions were 10-for-16 (62.5 percent) on three-pointers. BHSU was 12-for-16 (75.0 percent) from the free throw line, while UCCS was 20-for-25 (80.0 percent).  The Green and Gold were outrebounded by the Mountain Lions, 37-25.  

Elijah Ross led all scorers with 18 points, while Walker had 17 for the Mountain Lions.

Meanwhile, The Black Hills State women's basketball team fell to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, 65-54, on Saturday evening.

Lyndzi Rich had 11 points to lead the Yellow Jackets (17-6, 11-6 RMAC), while Remi Wientjes and Alyssia Martinez each chipped in nine points.

The first half was a back-and-forth affair, with the two teams tied after one quarter, 17-17, and UCCS (8-14, 8-9 RMAC) holding a two point lead, 36-34, at the break. The Yellow Jackets led by as many as four in the first period, while the Mountain Lions led by as many as five in the second.

With two minutes left in the third quarter, the score was tied, 45-45. After Mia Carter hit a free throw for UCCS, the Green and Gold scored the next five points. Julia Seamans hit a three-pointer before Gabby Doxtator hit Katie Messler in the lane, who hit a layup to give the Yellow Jackets a 50-46 lead heading into the final quarter.

BHSU went cold in the fourth quarter, getting outscored, 19-4. All four of the Yellow Jackets points in the period came from the charity stripe. Unable to get anything going from the floor, the visitors fell, 65-54, on the road.

BHSU shot 31.5 percent from the field (17-for-54), while UCCS was 41.8 percent from the floor (23-for-55). The Yellow Jackets were 4-for-18 (22.2 percent) from beyond the arc, while the Mountain Lions were 7-for-17 (41.2 percent) on three-pointers. The Green and Gold were outrebounded by UCCS, 36-25.

Three players scored in double figures for the Mountain Lions, led by Abby Feickert with 13.



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