Blue Hawks Hold Off RMC Bears

Blue Hawks Hold Off RMC Bears

DICKINSON, ND- The Dickinson State Women's Basketball team held off the Rocky Mountain College Bears 77-74 on Friday night during the 2015 Milanovich Classic in Scott Gymnasium.

Rocky Mountain College led 21-17 after the first quarter but the Blue Hawks came back to outscore the Bears 18-12 in the second quarter to take a 35-33 lead into halftime. 

The Blue Hawks shot 42 percent from the field and 50 percent from three in the first half while the Bears shot 38 percent from the field and 33 percent from three.

Dickinson State outscored the Bears 27-17 in the third quarter but Rocky Mounatin College closed the gap and took the lead late in the fourth quarter. Taylor Henningsgard connected on a three pointer with the Blue Hawks down one with six seconds to go to put Dickinson State up for good.

The Blue Hawks finished the game shooting 46 percent from the field, 44 percent from three and 71 percent from the line while the Bears shot 40 percent from the field, 35 percent from three and 89 percent from the line.

Janniqua Thomas led the Blue Hawks with 21 points while Ashley Bentz finished with 18 and Henningsgard tallied 12 points in the win.

The Blue Hawks are now 6-1 overall and 0-0 NSAA. Dickinson State plays their final game of the 2015 Milanovich Classic Saturday at 5:00 PM (MDT).

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