DENVER, Colo. – Black Hills State men’s basketball made history Friday night with an 84-62 win over Metro State, marking the first time in program history that a team has started a season 9-0.
The Yellow Jackets (9-0, 3-0 RMAC) outscored Metro State (4-5, 1-2 RMAC) 45-25 in the second half to seal the win, while shooting 53.3 percent from the field and draining 11 threes in the contest.
Adam Moussa recorded a double-double on the night, leading the team with 27 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and two steals while going 10-of-15 from the field and 6-of-8 from deep.
Meanwhile, Black Hills State’s lady Yellow Jackets (8-1, 3-0 RMAC) held off the MSU Denver Roadrunners in a commanding 74-56 victory on Friday night, tying their 8-1 start in the 2017-18 season.
The offense of BHSU was big time tonight against the Roadrunners, as nine Yellow Jackets left Denver with points tonight that included 18 bench points. Four double-digit scores were recorded tonight by Danica Kocer, Niki Van Wyk, Ellie Moore, and Alessia Capley, who all combined for 60.
Kocer led the offensive charge tonight, recording a 19-point night that saw her shoot 7-of-12 from the floor and 2-of-four from downtown as she also made all three free throws in her performance along with two rebounds and a steal.
In other area action, the South Dakota Mines Mens Basketball team dropped a hard fought 68-61 game to Colorado School of Mines.
The women’s team also fell to the Colorado Mines by the score of 70-52.