The Yellow Jackets knew going into the game Thursday night that it was going to be a war.  Both South Dakota School of Mines and Black Hills State University are off to great starts.  The Hardrockers were 13-5, and the Yellow Jackets were 14-3 entering the game.

The Yellow Jackets were able to build a lead going into halftime behind strong guard play from sophomore Cain Atkinson who finished the first half with 12 points. At halftime the Yellow Jackets had the lead 33-22.  In the second half, South Dakota School of Mines struck first going on a 14-2 run in the first five minutes. “It was a game of runs.  We would make a run and get a lead then they would come right back,” said Head Coach Paul Sather.  Eventually the Yellow Jackets were able to finish the game on a run taking the game 64-57.  The Yellow Jackets were led by sophomore Luke Enos with 15 points.  Cain Atkinson added 14 points.  Sophomore Will John Johnson finished the evening with 14 rebounds.

The 15-3 Yellow Jackets will now travel to Division II Chadron State College Saturday for their last non-conference opponent.  You can see the game live on pay per view through the Chadron State College website.


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