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Fraser Malcolm and Antonio Capley each recorded a double-double, as the Black Hills State University men's basketball team defeated Colorado State University-Pueblo, 78-54, on Saturday evening at the Young Center in Spearfish.

Capley scored 15 points and pulled down 12 boards for his first career double-double to lead the way for the Yellow Jackets (7-4, 4-3 RMAC).

Malcolm scored 14 points and recorded 12 rebounds for his fourth double-double of the year. Connor O'Hearn added 14 points and had six assists.

The first half was a back-and-forth affair, with BHSU holding as much as a six point lead in the first four minutes, before the ThunderWolves (5-8, 2-5 RMAC) came back to lead by as many as nine points, 28-19, with 5:51 remaining in the half.

At that point, Capley made a lay-up and converted the and-one to begin a 9-0 run to tie the game with 2:54 remaining. The home team led, 36-33, at halftime.

The Yellow Jackets began the second half on a 15-1 run which helped them take control of the game. Dez Stoudamire hit a three-pointer with 8:49 remaining to give BHSU a 20-point lead, 62-42.

Will Newman led the ThunderWolves with 14 points.

Black Hills State will travel to New Mexico Highlands and CSU-Pueblo next weekend.

USD drops Denver in Summit League opener

Matt Mooney tossed in 20 points with six steals and South Dakota breezed to an 82-71 victory over Denver in a Summit League opener on Saturday.

Triston Simpson scored 17 for the Coyotes (13-4), who won for the sixth time in seven games. Reserve Tyler Peterson added 13 points and five rebounds, while Tyler Hagedorn scored 11 with five boards.

Mooney had 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting in the first half as South Dakota took a 45-33 lead into the break. The Coyotes shot 58 percent in the opening half, while the Pioneers (6-9) made just 13 of 33 shots (39 percent).

Ade Murkey's 3-point play pulled Denver within 56-50 early in the second half, but Peterson had six points in an 11-3 run and South Dakota never looked back.

Amigo finished with 17 points and eight rebounds for the Pioneers, while Jake Pemberton added 14 points and Murkey and Joe Rosga scored 12. Rosga added six assists.

SDSU sets points record in 111-68 win

BROOKINGS — Mike Daum scored 24 points for his 42nd career 20-point game, David Jenkins Jr. added 18 points with five assists, and South Dakota State set a school points record in its 111-68 rout of NAIA Presentation College on Saturday.

Reed Tellinghuisen scored 17 points with three 3-pointers, Chris Howell added 15 points, and Ian Theisen had 11 for the Jackrabbits (12-5), who won their third straight and 13 straight at home. SDSU made 14 of 23 3-pointers (61 percent) and shot 64.5 percent overall.

Daum made his 460th career free-throw attempt for the fourth most in school history, surpassing Kent Hyde's 459 (1955-58).

Julius Jackson scored 13 points and Deiontay Walters had 11 for the Saints (6-10).

Women's Basketball

Duffy leads Coyotes past Denver

Sophomore guard Ciara Duffy posted her first collegiate double-double with a career high 24 points and 10 rebounds to lead South Dakota in a 79-51 rout of Denver on Saturday afternoon inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.

The Coyotes (9-5, 1-0 Summit) took their 10th-straight game against the Pioneers (8-7, 0-1 Summit) in series history. South Dakota also moves to 5-2 all-time in Summit League openers.

South Dakota scored 13 unanswered points in the first five minutes as Denver committed four turnovers. The Coyotes forced their opponent into 22 turnovers for the third-straight game.

The Coyotes never trailed in the game and led by as much as 30 with 1:42 remaining.

Duffy scored 15 of her career high 24 points in the second half. She made 10-of-12 shots from the field and grabbed 10 boards, which ties her career high. It marked her first collegiate double-double and first double-double by a Coyote this season. Duffy has averaged nearly 17 points and six boards while shooting at a 50 percent clip since returning to the starting lineup four games ago.

Joining Duffy in double figures was sophomore guard Madison McKeever and junior guard Jaycee Bradley. McKeever scored 17 points, grabbed four rebounds, dished out three assists and had a pair of steals. Bradley tallied 13 points, grabbed five rebounds and tied her career high of five assists.

BHSU closes 2017 with loss to CSU-Pueblo

After a two week break, the Black Hills State University women's basketball team returned to action at home against Colorado State University-Pueblo, and fell in its final game of 2017, 60-49.

The Yellow Jackets carried a 40-39 lead into the fourth quarter and the ThunderWolves ran away with it from there.

In the opening minutes of the final quarter, CSU-Pueblo went on an 11-0 run to lead over the Yellow Jackets, 50-40, with 5:43 remaining. Remi Wientjes ended the run with a shot from downtown to trail by seven at 50-43.

However, it was not enough, as CSU Pueblo closed it out.

Lauren Heyn and Katie Cunningham were the top performers for the Thunderwolves, each registering a double-double. Heyn led with 12 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, while Cunningham dropped in 10 points and grabbed 11 boards. Taylor Long worked alongside Heyn and Cunningham, notching 10 points.

For the Yellow Jackets, Wientjes led the way, scoring nine points, while Rachel Erickson and Keely Bertram each scored eight.

On defense, Lyndzi Rich, Katie Messler, and Hannah Cass all grabbed seven boards.

Black Hills State (10-3 overall, 4-3 RMAC) will have another opportunity, as they hit the road to start 2018, traveling to New Mexico Highlands on Friday, and then to CSU-Pueblo for a rematch on Saturday.

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