Seven Trojans scored in double digits last night, helping to lead a balanced scoring attack as the Dakota State men’s basketball team snapped their two-game losing skid with a 90-66 road victory over Trinity Bible.
DSU got off to a hot start, as they hit three three-pointers in the first two minutes of action, helping them jump out to an early 13-5 lead.
As they were leading 33-28, the Trojans held the Lions scoreless for nearly five minutes, and continued to extend their lead, going on a 15-0 scoring surge to balloon their lead to 48-28 before the half. The Trojans led 49-30 at the break.
The Trojans continued to extend their lead coming out of halftime, going on an 8-0 scoring run to extend their lead to 57-30 less than two minutes into the second half. DSU maintained their double-digit lead for the rest of the game to secure the victory. The Lions could get no closer than 15 points at 71-56.
DSU outscored TBC 41-36 in the final twenty minutes of the game, thanks to 10 different Trojans scoring in the second half, as the road team won 90-66.
Kevin Jones Jr and Sam Muller each led Dakota State with 12 points each. Jones had four rebounds and three assists. Muller collected five rebounds and two assists.
Brett Limke (season-high) and Slaathaug (career-high) each added 11 points off the bench. Ben Hoverson (season-high) and Ronnie Latting each added 10 points and a block. Latting also pulled down eight rebounds and stole the ball twice for DSU. Manny N’tula tallied 10 points.
Dakota State shot 37-of-74 from the field (50 percent) compared to Trinity Bible 29-of-64 field goals (45.3 percent). The Trojans hit a season-high 12 3-pointers in 33 tries (36.4 percent) and held the Lions to 3-of-21 from the 3-point arc (14.3 percent).
Dakota State outscored Trinity Bible 41-9 in bench points.
Dakota State improved their overall record to 4-6. Trinity Bible fell to 3-7 overall record.
DSU returns home tomorrow night to kick off their three-game home stand, when they host Manhattan Christian with a 7pm tip-off at DSU Fieldhouse.