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Bellevue blows away Blue Hawks

BELLEVUE, Neb. — In her Dickinson State debut, senior Anna Jofresa led the Blue Hawks with 19 points. Still, her team fell to Bellevue University (Neb.) 97-62 on Friday, Jan. 4, dropping to 0-2 against North Star conference teams.

Jofresa shot 7-for-11 from the field, including 4 of 5 from three-point range. Behind her, senior forward Rojin Karahan netted eight points while freshmen Brook Janz and Caleigh McClenahan each added seven.

Freshman guard Faith Ross tallied a career-high 26 points for the Bruins as she sunk five of her 10 3-pointer attempts. The Bruins (11-6, 2-0 NSAA) shot 38.5 percent from behind the arc while the Blue Hawks (7-10, 0-2 NSAA) shot 40.4 percent from the field and 26.3 percent from long distance.

The first quarter was the closest between the teams, with Bellevue leading 19-13. The Bruins scored over 20 points in the next two frames and ended the game with a 32-point fourth quarter.

Dickinson State also was the most productive in the final stanza, adding 18 points to the scoreboard.

Junior guard Ashlie Larson, a typical high scorer for Dickinson State, only put up two points, but led the team with six assists. McClenahan paced the team with five rebounds and two steals.

Bellevue (Neb.) 97, Dickinson State 62DSU 13 16 15 18BU 19 24 22 32DSU (7-10, 0-2 NSAA): Anna Jofresa 19, Rojin Karahan 8, Brook Janz 7, Caleigh McClenahan 7, Celeste Pantoja 6, Danielle Wallace 5, Riley Helmick 4, Kyley Verploegen 4, Ashlie Larson 2.
BU (11-6, 2-0 NSAA): Faith Ross 26, Morgan Cuffe 18, Jamie Winkler 16.Total fouls: DSU 25, BU 22.Fouled out: DSU, Karahan, Wallace, Pantoja 3-point goals: DSU 5-19 (Jofresa 4-5), BU 10-26 (Ross 5-10). Rebounds: DSU 22 (McClenahan 5), BU 41 (Ross 6). Assists: DSU 15 (Larson 6), BU 22 (Winkler 6). Steals: DSU 7 (McClenahan 2), BU8 (Cuffe 4). Blocks: DSU 2 (Jofresa, Wallace), BU 2 (Cuffe 1). Turnovers: DSU 19, BU 17.