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Free-throw shooting helps DSU men defeat Montana Western, 83-71

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Free-throw shooting helps DSU men defeat Montana Western, 83-71
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The Dickinson State men's basketball team used its free-throw shooting down the stretch to defeat Montana Western on Saturday afternoon at Scott Gymnasium.


John Hanstad and James Hayden each scored 19 points and Johnie Sanders added 14 as the Blue Hawks claimed a 83-71 Frontier Conference victory.

DSU shot 15 of 18 from the free-throw line in the final 4 minutes, 4 seconds. Hayden was 11 of 12 from the line and added a team-high seven rebounds.

It was the the first home conference sweep for the Blue Hawk men and women since Feb. 18, 2011 when they each beat South Dakota Mines. The DSU women topped the Bulldogs 71-63 earlier in the afternoon.

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Dustin Monke
Monke came to The Dickinson Press in July 2006 as the newspaper's sports editor and was hired as its managing editor in March 2013. During his tenure at The Press, Monke has won multiple awards for sports reporting, feature reporting, column writing, page design and photography. He was a key part of The Press winning the North Dakota Newspaper Association's General Excellence and Sweepstakes awards in 2009 and 2012, and oversaw The Press' Sweepstakes and General Excellence wins 2014. As the newspaper's editor, he writes an occassional Sunday column, contributes feature stories and breaking news, designs pages, and oversees the day-to-day operations of the newsroom and editorial staff.
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