Last Saturday the Yellow Jackets took on Division II Chadron State College for a non-conference matchup. The Yellow Jackets jumped out early to take a nine point advantage into halftime at 38-29. In the second half the Yellow Jacket would maintain their lead to take the game 78-67 and improve to 5-4 on the season. The Yellow Jackets were led by freshman Cain Atkinson with 16 points including 11-11 from the free throw line. Junior AJ Fodness had 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Junior Randy Herman and freshman Will John Johnson both added 10 points.

This past Wednesday the Yellow Jackets faced rival South Dakota Mines for their first league opponent. Black Hills State was sluggish offensively throughout the whole game. At the end of the fist half the Yellow Jackets would go on a 13-3 run to take a halftime lead of 25-24. In the second half the Yellow Jackets could never get on track offensively as the Hardrockers went on a run late and never looked back taking the game 57-70. The Yellow Jackets were led by senior Sam Kim with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Freshman Clay Pottorff added nine points.

This Friday the 5-5 Yellow Jackets will return home to face Rocky Mountain College at 7:30pm in the Donald E. Young Center.


Chadron State Article - By Rapid City Journal

South Dakota Mines Article - By Rapid City Journal