DSU Women's Basketball Begins Season with 106 Point Victory

DSU Women's Basketball Begins Season with 106 Point Victory

DICKINSON, ND- The Dickinson State University Women's Basketball team defeated the Oglala Lakota College Brave Hearts Friday night at Scott Gym with a score of 132-26.

The 2015-16 Women's Basketball season opened up with a few new rule changes including games will be four- 10 minute quarters, a change from previous years of being two- 20 minute quarters.

After the first quarter, the Blue Hawks held a commanding lead of 41-2 over the Brave Hearts. In the second quarter, the Blue Hawks scored 32 more points while the Brave Hearts were held to nine. Dickinson State held a 73-11 lead heading into halftime.

In the first half, the Blue Hawks shot 58 percent from the field, 47 percent from three point land and 40 percent from the free throw line.

Dickinson State picked up the third quarter from where they left off the first half scoring 34 points to the Brave Hearts four. After three quarters the Blue Hawks lead the Brave Hearts 107-15. The Blue Hawks then added 25 points in the fourth quarter to the Brave Hearts 11 to finish the game with a score of 132-26.

In the second half, the Blue Hawks shot 69 percent from the field, 52 percent from behind the arc and 43 percent from the free throw line.

Total shooting percentage for the game had the Blue Hawks shooting 63 percent from the field, 52 percent from three and 43 percent from the free throw line.

The 106 point victory sets a new Dickinson State University Women's Basketball record for margin of victory.

Six Blue Hawks scored double digits with Paitton Herbst leading the way with 18 points while Alyssa Hildebrand added 16. MacKayla Feeney finished with 13 points, Payton Schieffer and Tess Blaquiere each added 12 while Megan Kline finished with 10 points.

The Blue Hawks finished with 48 total rebounds, 43 assists, 30 steals and eight turnovers in the victory.

Dickinson State returns to the court on Wednesday, October 28th when they host Minot State University in Scott Gym at 5:30 PM (MDT).

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