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BHSU falls in regular season finale to Regis; Women clinch home playoff game with win

BHSU Athletics Release - February 25, 2018

DENVER, Colo.The Black Hills State University men's basketball team fell to Regis, 83-71, on Saturday evening to wrap up the regular season.

Dez Stoudamire scored 15 points to lead the Yellow Jackets (15-11, 12-10 RMAC), while Makaleb McInnis recorded 13 points. Antonio Capley chipped in 10 points and six boards.  

The Rangers (23-5, 17-5 RMAC) jumped out to a 12-4 lead in the initial three minutes of the game. The Yellow Jackets responded by scoring five consecutive points, all by McInnis. However, Regis went on a 7-0 run to push the lead back out to 19-9. BHSU again tried to cut into the lead, and trailed by just one, 25-24, with 6:33 left in the half. The Rangers then used a 16-2 run to enter halftime with a 41-26 lead.

The Yellow Jackets outscored the Rangers, 45-42, in the second half, led by Stoudamire who scored 10 in 20 minutes, however, it was not enough, as Regis held on to win, 83-71, and clinch the second seed in the RMAC Tournament.

BHSU shot 50.9 percent from the field (28-for-55), while RU was 59.3 percent from the floor (32-for-54). The Yellow Jackets were 6-for-23 (26.1 percent) from beyond the arc, while the Rangers were 11-for-21 (52.4 percent) on three-pointers. BHSU was 9-for-11 (81.8 percent) from the free throw line, while Regis was 8-for-9 (88.9 percent).  The Green and Gold were outrebounded, 28-23.

Christian Little led the Rangers with 20 points, while four other players scored in double figures for the home team.

The Green and Gold will next play in the first round of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference on Tuesday, February 27. Stay tuned to BHSUAthletics.com and the BHSU Athletics social media accounts for updates on the Yellow Jackets' opponent and game time.

Meanwhile, The Black Hills State women's basketball team ran past Regis, 69-53, in the regular season finale on Saturday afternoon. The victory clinched a home game in the first round of the RMAC tournament.  

Lyndzi Rich had 19 points and seven rebounds to lead the way for the Yellow Jackets (22-6, 16-6 RMAC). Danielle Noble chipped in 11 points.

With the Yellow Jackets holding a one-point lead, 17-16, after the first quarter, the Green and Gold kicked it into high gear, outscoring the Rangers (15-12, 14-8 RMAC) 17-8 in the second period. BHSU held Regis scoreless in the final 2:16 of the half.

BHSU used the third quarter to push the lead out to as many as 18 points, and took a 16-point lead, 51-35, into the final quarter. While each team each scored 18 in the final period, the Yellow Jackets easily earned the victory, 69-53.

The victory gave the Yellow Jackets their 22nd win on the season, giving them their best record since the 2010-11 season, when BHSU finished the year 24-8, falling in the NAIA Quarterfinals.

The win also clinched a home game for BHSU in the first round of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference tournament. The Yellow Jackets earned the No. 3 seed, and will host Fort Lewis on Tuesday, February 27.

BHSU shot 54.3 percent from the field (25-for-46), while RU was 29.7 percent from the floor (19-for-64). The Yellow Jackets were 2-for-9 (22.2 percent) from beyond the arc, while the Rangers were 6-for-23 (26.1 percent) on three-pointers. The Green and Gold were outrebounded by Regis, 40-33.

Whitney Jacob finished with 16 points, while McKenna Bishop added 10 for the Rangesr.

The Green and Gold return home to host Fort Lewis in the first round of the RMAC Tournament on Tuesday, February 27. The game is scheduled to tipoff at 6 p.m.

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