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BHSU men’s basketball wins 80-51 tilt over CCU

SPEARFISH, S.D. – Black Hills State men’s basketball was on from start to finish in a well-rounded, 80-51 victory over Colorado Christian Thursday night.

The Yellow Jackets (18-1, 12-1 RMAC) never trailed as the team shot at a 50.8 percent clip from the field and drained 11 threes while holding the Cougars to 33.3 percent from the floor.

Joel Scott led all scorers with 16 points, along with his six rebound and an assist.

Caelin Hearne scored a career-high 15 points, going 4-of-6 from beyond the arc.

Matthew Ragsdale was 6-of-11 from the field on the night to finish with 14 points while Sindou Cisse flirted with a double-double totaling 12 points and nine rebounds to go with his five blocks, two assists and a steal.

PJ Hayes was 3-of-6 from deep as he finished with 13 points, five rebounds, two blocks and a steal.

Meanwhile,

Black Hills State University women’s basketball hosted the Cougars of Colorado Christian on Thursday night, defeating CCU 73-60 to stretch their win streak to six in a row.

The Yellow Jackets (15-3, 10-2 RMAC) hit 45 percent of their total shots tonight, going 23-of-51 from the floor and hitting 10-of-23 from beyond the arc. From the free-throw line, BHSU went 17-of-19 versus a CCU 12-of-20. The Cougars also finished the game 20-of-62 from the floor and 8-of-28 from three.

Senior guard Niki Van Wyk led BHSU in scoring against the Cougars with a career-high 21-point game. She finished 5-of-12 from the floor and 3-of-7 from the three-point range. At the charity stripe, Van Wyk was a perfect 8-of-8 while she added two assists and two steals to her stat sheet.

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