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Blue Hawks stung by Yellow Jackets

BILLINGS, Mont. -- In an exhibition matchup, Dickinson State fell 78-61 to Montana State Billings on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at Alterowitz Gym. With five players hitting double digits, the Yellow Jackets offense outscored the Blue Hawks 43-36 in the fir...

BILLINGS, Mont. - In an exhibition matchup, Dickinson State fell 78-61 to Montana State Billings on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at Alterowitz Gym.

With five players hitting double digits, the Yellow Jackets offense outscored the Blue Hawks 43-36 in the first half on 60 percent scoring from the field. Meanwhile, Dickinson State shot 48 percent in the first half, but just 36.7 percent in the second, putting up 25 points.

Junior guard Donte Walker paced the Blue Hawks with 16 points, followed by senior forward Melvin Collins with 12 and junior guard Michael Vandall with 10. Walker shot 6 for 12 from the field including 4-of-10 shooting from behind the three-point line. Vandall earned a team-high eight rebounds and two steals.

MSU - Billings also drastically out-rebounded Dickinson State 42-27.

For the Yellow Jackets, 6-foot-6 senior guard/forward Zach Rollins came up big, sucking in nine boards while scoring a game-high 18 points and earning four steals.

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Results Tuesday

MSU - Billings 78, Dickinson State 61

DSU (3-8): Donte Walker 16, Melvin Collins 12, Michael Vandall 10, Travon Hamilton 7, Kenny Jackson 6, Malcohm Hill 6, Shawn Stoltz 4.

MSUB (7-3): Zach Rollins 18, Zharon Richmond 14, Tyler Green 12, Brendon Howard 12.

Halftime: MSUB 43, DSU 36. Total fouls: DSU 8, MSUB 9. 3-point goals: DSU 9-28 (Walker 4-10), MSUB 6-19 (Green 4-7). Rebounds: DSU 27 (Vandall 8), MSUB 42 (Rollins 9). Assists: DSU 12 (Hamilton 4), MSUB 13 (Green 6). Steals: DSU 6 (Vandall 2), MSUB 9 (Rollins 4). Blocks: DSU 6 (Jackson, Collins 2), MSUB 3 (Richmond 2). Turnovers: DSU 13, MSUB 12.

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