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BHSU men advance to Sweet 16 with win over Fort Lewis

ANYON, Texas – Black Hills State men’s basketball toppled No. 2 Fort Lewis, 81-66, Sunday night to continue their postseason run.

Entering the game 0-3 against the Skyhawks this season, the Yellow Jackets (27-5, 18-4 RMAC) fought to the end in this one, out-rebounding FLC 42-32 and keeping them to 15.4 percent from beyond the arc.

Joel Scott made his presence known with 23 points and 19 rebounds to go along with four steals and two blocks.

Sindou Cisse was excellent on defense, holding the leading scorer in the nation, Akuel Kot, to 4-of-10 shooting from the floor and 14 points in the game. Cisse himself finished with 14 points, three assists and two blocks.

Matthew Ragsdale and Jaeton Hackley each finished with 13 points with four made field goals. Hackley added three steals on defense.

PJ Hayes was the fifth Yellow Jackets in double-digit scoring tonight with 10 points while also grabbing three steals.

Ryker Cisarik added eight points, going 4-of-7 from the field, and six rebounds.

Up Next
The Yellow Jackets advance to the South Central Regional Championship for the second year in a row, and will take on No. 1 West Texas A&M on Tuesday, March 14 at 6 p.m. MT.

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