RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Black Hills State University men’s basketball team (9-10, 7-6 RMAC) dropped a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) road game against the rivals from the South Dakota School of Mines (9-10, 7-6 RMAC) Wednesday evening inside the King Center. Matthew Ragsdale dropped a game-high 27 points in the effort for the Yellow Jackets.
Out of the gate it was John Shanklin (Sr., Bellevue, Neb.) with the first four points for the Yellow Jackets in front of a rowdy South Dakota Mines student section. Ragsdale (Gr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) would then score the next four for BH but it was Mines with the early 9-8 advantage at the first media time out of the night. Ragsdale would continue to put points up, hitting a mid-range jumper with contact as his free throw would knot the game up at 11-11 eight minutes into the contest.
Black Hills State would cut the deficit to 29-27 by the final media time out of the first half as the main scoring threat continued to be Ragsdale. Another Ragsdale bucket in the final seconds of the half would give the Hardrockers just a two-point lead at the break, 33-31.
Ragsdale led all scorers with his 15 points in the first 20 minutes of play, shooting 7-for-13 from the floor.
RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Black Hills State University women’s basketball team (12-5, 9-4 RMAC) used stifling defense, a hot-shooting second half, and a career-high 14 points from Kaycee Groves to overcome a 10-point halftime deficit on the road to pick up their fourth-straight win over South Dakota Mines (5-14, 5-8 RMAC) in a rare Wednesday night Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) showdown inside the King Center. The Yellow Jackets also extend their overall win streak to four games.