Ackelson's career night leads Blue Hawks to victory

Ackelson's career night leads Blue Hawks to victory

DICKINSON, N.D. – The Blue Hawks' offense went into overdrive in the second half against the University of Jamestown and rolled to a 97-83 victory.  Dickinson State is now 3-6 on the year.  Senior guard Ty Ackelson's career night led the Blue Hawks to their third win of the year.

The first half was a flurry of lead changes, as it changed hands seven times.  The largest lead for Jamestown came at 13:07 with a four point lead.  The Blue Hawks jumped out to an early barrage taking a five point lead less than two minutes in.  The Jimmies converted their shots at a 58.6% clip, while Dickinson State shot 46.7%.  The two teams found themselves in a 43-43 deadlock heading into the locker rooms at half time.

The Blue Hawks erupted in the second half scoring 54 points and shooting 71.4% from the floor, including a four-for-five effort from beyond the arc.  Two early blocked shots from juniorMackenson Odenier swung momentum in Dickinson State's favor and the Blue Hawks never looked back.

The Jimmies main offensive player was Brequan Tucker who notched 20 points and four rebounds.  Taylor Newton finished with 14 points.  The Jimmies finished with 33 rebounds and a shooting percentage of 50.

Ackelson finished with a career high 25 points for the Blue Hawks.  He also had a team high seven rebounds.  Ackelson's previous career mark was from November 3, 2012, when he put up 22 points against Black Hills State University.

Junior Tevin Russell notched 17 points.  Senior Brock Boos knocked down 14, while juniorJuston Goodwin put up 13.  Not only was Ackelson the scoring leader, but he was also the Blue Hawks' work horse with 30:54 on the court.  The Blue Hawks finished with 34 rebounds, 16 steals, five blocks, and a 58.6 shooting percentage. 

The Blue Hawks will be back on the court on Sunday (Dec. 15) against the University of Winnipeg.  Tip-off is scheduled for 4 p.m.