Trojans Lose By 20 Points on the Road

With Bellevue shooting 56.1%, the Dakota State Men’s Basketball was unable to overcome the Bruins, losing 85-65 on the road in the Trojans first NSAA game of the season.

The Bruins got the first points of the game, and never trailed against the Trojans. 

At 29-23, Bellevue went on a 9-2 scoring run to balloon their lead to 38-25 capped with Christian Carter’s 3-pointer with 1:12 left in the first half. DSU then went on a 6-0 run to cut BU’s lead to 38-31 with less than 15 seconds to go after Jones’ layup.

Bellevue extended their lead at halftime to 40-31.

Dakota State could get no closer than seven points in the second half. Bellevue went on an 11-2 scoring tear to widen their lead to 51-35 after Taylor Pomeroy’s 3-pointer with 17 minutes left.

The Bruins outscored the Trojans 45-34 in the final twenty minutes of the game, thanks to their 60 percent field goal shooting (18-of-30 field goals) and 5-of-10 3-pointers. DSU had 14-of-31 field goals (45.2 percent) and 1-of-7 from the 3-point line in the second half.

Kevin Jones Jr scored 16 points off the bench on his 7-of-11 field goal shooting for Dakota State. Deshawn Kelly and Ronnie Latting each scored 12 points. Sam Muller added eight points and six rebounds. 

Bellevue shot 32-of-57 overall from the field (56.1 percent) compared to Dakota State 27-of-64 field goals (42.2 percent). The Bruins were 7-of-16 3-pointers, while the Trojans were 3-of-18 3-pointers.

The Trojans fell to 3-5 overall record, while the Bruins raised their overall record to 7-4.

Dakota State steps aside from their North Star conference play today, visiting Trinity Bible in a non-conference game. Tip-off is set for 7pm in Ellendale, ND.