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Blue Hawks men’s basketball falls at Bellevue

BELLEVUE, Neb. — The Dickinson State men’s basketball team saw its lead in the North Star Athletic Association slim to one game on Friday after suffering an 84-60 loss to Bellevue, the team in second place behind the Blue Hawks.

DSU (18-8, 10-3 NSAA) turned the ball over 21 times and shot just 5 of 21 from the three-point line in the loss. The Bruins 16-8, 8-3) shot nearly 45 percent from the field and had four players score in double-figures and one other score nine. BJ Shelton led the way with 19 points.

No Blue Hawks starter scored more than Marcus White’s seven points. He also had nine rebounds before fouling out.

Gilberto Shojgreen Jr. and Reggie Fields Jr. each came off the bench to score 10 points to be DSU’s leading scorers.

Bellevue 84, Dickinson State 60

DSU: Gilberto Shojgreen Jr. 10, Reggie Fields Jr. 10, Marcus White 7, Jake Buck 6, Ryan Clark 6, Konner Goettsche 6, Carter Gallo 4, Dontae Clark 4, Terrell Butler 3, RJ Magar 2, Brandon Jamar 2.

BU: BJ Shelton 19, Jalen Hall 15, Jerred Cook 14, Jaffery Stillman 12, Nick Hilton 9, Mike Cardenas 4, Tyler Morgan 3, Austin Moore 2, Blake Wilder 2, Garrett Ford 2, Shelton Black 2.

Total fouls: DSU 15, BU 11. Fouled out: DSU, White. 3-point goals: DSU 5-21 (Buck 2-2, Clark 0-1, Butler 1-5, White 0-4, Jerry Shevlin 0-2, Goettsche 2-4, Devin Loy 0-1, Magar 0-2), BU 11-25 (Cook 4-6, Hilton 3-5, Cardenas 1-8, Hall 2-3, Isaiah Brown 0-1, Morgan 1-2). Rebounds: DSU 37 (White 9), BU 39 (Stillman 10). Assists: DSU 15 (Shevlin 4, Buck 4), BU 19 (Hall 4). Steals: DSU 5 (five tied, 1), BU 10 (Hilton 2, Stillman 2). Blocks: DSU 7 (Shojgreen Jr. 3), BU 1 (Shelton 1). Turnovers: DSU 21, BU 10.

Parker Cotton

Cotton is the sports editor at The Press, where he covers the area's high schools. He came to The Press as the Multimedia Editor in May 2015 after graduating from the University of Northern Colorado with his master's degree in Sociological Practice. He holds undergraduate degrees in Journalism and Sociology from UNC, as well.