DICKINSON, N.D. – The Blue Hawks hosted Great Falls on Saturday (Nov. 15). After a close loss only seven days ago, the Blue Hawks came away with a 63-60 win. Great Falls is now 6-2 overall. Dickinson State improves to 5-2.
For the second time in a week, the Blue Hawks and Argos faced off in a tight battle. In the first meeting, the Argos came out on top 61-58. The Blue Hawks returned the favor in Scott Gym.
The Argos jumped out to a 4-0 lead, before Dickinson State got on the board with a shot from Jacob Gondrezick. The Blue Hawks took their first lead of the game, 10-9. The Blue Hawks held the lead heading into the locker room, 26-25.
Sergio Berkley gave the Argos the lead with 14:18 remaining in regulation on a three-pointer, 37-35. Billy Engel then made two free throws for Dickinson State to even the score 37-37.
Berkley made another three to give Great Falls a 40-37 lead. Marcus Hurn would give the Argos a four-point lead four minutes later, 46-42.
With just 5:45 remaining, Tevin Russell put up two points to regain the lead, 50-49. T.J. Harris quickly made the Blue Hawks' lead disappear, 54-52, after a pair of free throws from Steven Daho. Curtis Redd went underneath for two and even the score at 54-54.
Redd made a pair of free throws with just 14 seconds remaining to push the Blue Hawks' lead to 63-57. Harris then made a three-point shot to pull within three, 63-60. A late three from Great Falls was waved off and the Blue Hawks hung on for a 63-60 win.
Marcus Hurn led the Argos with 11 points. Daho, Darren Lockett, and Berkley each tallied nine points. Sigman Farmer III picked up a team high seven rebounds. The Argos finished with 24 rebounds, 10 turnovers, seven steals, and a shooting percentage of 35.1.
Connor Donaldson led the Blue Hawks with 16 points. Redd picked up a double-double, netting 14 points and 12 rebounds. Russell notched points and seven rebounds. The Blue Hawks finished with 44 rebounds, four steals, two blocks, and a shooting percentage of 45.1.
Dickinson State will be back in action on Monday (Nov. 17) when they travel to the University of Mary.