Spearfish, S.D. – The Black Hills State University men’s basketball team overcame a slow start to defeat Montana State-Northern 65-62 to in the Yellow Jackets’ season opener at the Donald E Young Center Friday.

“Our seniors led the way,” said head coach Bradd Schafer. “We kept battling and working hard.  There are some things we need to clean up, but I’m proud of our effort tonight.”

The Yellow Jackets were led by senior Luke Enos who put on an offensive display, finishing the contest with 27 points, eight rebounds, and one assist.   Enos also shot 90% from the charity stripe.  Sophomore Tanner Adler added a spark for the Yellow Jackets off the bench knocking down a three-point basket to give the Yellow Jackets the lead for good.  Adler finished the contest with seven points.

Black Hills State returns to action Saturday, October 30 as they take on Morningside in the final game of the Perkins Tip-Off Classic.  Tip-off is slated for 7:30 p.m. MT.

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