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Cold-shooting Hawks fall to Montana Tech

BUTTE, Mont. -- Adam Greger had 27 points and six rebounds as Montana Tech got ahead early and rolled to a Frontier Conference men's basketball victory over Dickinson State.

The Orediggers shot 50 percent from the field and had four players score in double figures on their way to a 71-56 victory.

John Hanstad led the Blue Hawks (10-18, 3-10 Frontier) with 16 points and eight rebounds. Jarek Hansen added 10 points.

Bryan Bock, who scored 40 against when Montana Tech (15-13, 7-8 Frontier) came to DSU, finished with 12 points. Daniel Simon had 11 points and 11 rebounds and Brandon Rydberg finished with 11 points and five boards.

DSU shot 39 percent from the field and just 7 of 16 (44 percent) from the free-throw line.

The Blue Hawks finish up their regular season next week when they host the University of Great Falls (Mont.) at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Montana State-Northern at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Scott Gymnasium.

DICKINSON STATE (10-18, 3-10 Frontier): Jarek Hansen 3-8 3-4 10, John Hanstad 6-13 1-1 16, James Hayden 1-3 0-1 2, Robbie Morey 2-6 0-0 4, Johnie Sanders 4-10 1-2 9, Ty Ackelson 0-2 0-0 0, Timmy Benedict 1-1 1-4 3, Brock Boos 0-1 0-0 0, Anthony Hodges 0-4 1-2 1, Phillip Johnson Jr. 0-0 0-0 0, Jeremy Samuelson 1-1 0-0 3, Destry Sterkel 0-0 0-0 0, Ryan Sullivan 3-6 0-0 6, Isiah Thomas 1-1 0-2 2. Totals: 22-56 7-16 56.

MONTANA TECH (15-13, 7-8 Frontier): Bryan Bock 4-8 3-3 12, Adam Greger 11-18 2-4 27, Roman Pruneda-Garza 3-5 0-0 6, Brandon Rydberg 4-6 0-0 11, Daniel Simon 4-8 3-6 11, Reid Baerlocher 0-1 0-0 0, Mitch Buerkle 0-0 0-0 0, Paul Engstrom 1-3 0-0 2, Danny Hebert 0-0 0-0 0, Travis Peevey 0-5 0-0 0, Quinn Smith 1-2 0-0 2, Nathan Smith 0-0 0-1 0. Totals: 28-56 8-14 71.

Halftime: Tech 37-24. Total fouls: DSU 14, Tech 14. 3-point goals: DSU 5-20 (Hanstad 3-7, Hansen 1-4, Samuelson 1-1, Sullivan 0-1, Boos 0-1, Ackelson 0-2, Sanders 0-2, Morey 0-2), Tech 7-16 (Greger 3-5, Rydberg 3-5, Bock 1-1, Simon 0-1, Baerlocher 0-1, Peevey 0-3). Rebounds: DSU 33 (Hanstad 8), Tech 38 (Simon 11). Assists: DSU 12 (Morey 4), Tech 13 (three with 3). Steals: DSU 3 (Sanders 2), Tech 6 (Pruneda-Garza 3). Blocks: Tech 1 (Simon 1). Turnovers: DSU 12 (Sanders 4), Tech 7 (Bock 2, Pruneda-Garza 2).

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