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Saints outlast, down Blue Hawks

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The Dickinson Press
Saints outlast, down Blue Hawks
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It was a heart breaking game for the Dickinson State men’s basketball seniors.

Carroll College (Mont.) defeated the Blue Hawks 77-68 in a Frontier Conference game Saturday afternoon.

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The first half was competitive and back and forth. The biggest lead for either team was four points and DSU went into the half down 35-34 as junior guard Tevin Russell drained a 3-pointer with no time left on the clock.

The second half, however, was a disaster for DSU.

Down by one again with 3 minutes, 31 seconds left in the game, Carroll scored seven unanswered points and outscored the Blue Hawks 8-7 to clinch the win.

For Carroll, Dennis Mikelonis, Zach Taylor and Chris McGrath combined for 64 points on the night, while Mikelonis recorded a double-double. He finished 8 for 16 with 22 points and 10 rebounds.

For DSU, Russell scored a team-high 21 points and had six assists and five steals.

The Blue Hawks go on the road to finish out their season, starting with a rematch against Montana State-Northern at 8 p.m. Thursday and Carroll College at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Meaghan MacDonald
Meaghan is the sports reporter for the Dickinson Press, focusing primarily on Dickinson State athletics and rodeo. After graduating from James Madison University (Va.) in May 2013, she moved from New Jersey to North Dakota to start pursuing her career in sports journalism.