posted on November 30, 2009 13:30
The Yellow Jackets traveled this past weekend to the US Bank Classic hosted by South Dakota School of Mines. BHSU defeated Mount Marty College 82-49 on Friday and University of Great Falls on Saturday 66-64. With the two wins the Yellow Jackets improved to 7-3 on the season as they get set for DAC Conference play.
The Yellow Jackets came out strong on Friday increasing their lead to 14 points going into halftime 37-23. In the second half the Yellow Jackets increased their lead to 20 points early and never looked back taking the game 82-49. BHSU shot 58% from the field and 46% from the three-point arc. The Yellow Jackets were led by junior Luke Enos with 15 points. Junior Will John Johnson had 12 points and nine rebounds and freshman Craig Von Allman added 11 points.
Saturday, the Yellow Jackets struggled shooting from the field going 39% from the field and 29% from behind the arc. Going into halftime BHSU had the lead 29-25. In the second half, BHSU tried to stretch their lead but it would only get to six points as University of Great Falls came back to take a one point lead down the stretch. Both teams battled back and forth for the rest of the game. With the game tied at 53 and 5.6 seconds left on the game clock junior Cain Atkinson drove the length of the floor to get fouled and eventually make both free throws with .3 on the game clock. University of Great Falls then threw a full court pass for shot to send the game into overtime. In overtime, BHSU scored the first five points and would eventually take the game 66-64. The Yellow Jackets were led by Cain Atkinson with 17 points. Junior Clay Pottorff had 11 points and Craig Von Allman added 11 points. Will John Johnson had 12 rebounds on the evening.
This Thursday the Yellow Jackets will be home as they take on rival South Dakota School of Mines in the Donald E. Young Center. Game time is set for 7:30 pm and it will be the DAC Conference opener.