(Editor's note: DCC Athletics release)
CENTERVILLE, Iowa - The Dawson Community College basketball men fell one game short of qualifying for NJCAA National Tournament losing 92-65 to Indian Hills Community College in Thursday's district title game.
The Warriors improve to 30-3 on the season and will get one of the highest seeds at the National Tournament in Hutchinson, Kansas. Dawson ends the year 27-7.
“That’s a really good basketball team who will go far at Nationals," said DCC head coach Joe Peterson. "Our guys battled hard like they have all year but were over-matched inside and on the glass. I’m really proud of this group. They’ve come a long way and have achieved so much this year. Even more than that, they have become a family and lifelong friends.”
Indian Hills showed why they are one of the best teams in the country instantly. They jumped out to an early lead by dominating the boards and finishing inside; and they never looked back. Dawson made a few runs in the first half but Tyon Grant-Foster’s three pointer at the buzzer gave the home team a 57-37 lead at the break.
Dawson played pretty even in the second half but could never get within striking distance as Indian Hills sailed to victory. The Warriors have one of the best defenses in the country and limited Dawson to 34-percent shooting from the field. Indian Hills dominated the boards 53-34.
Grant Foster, who has signed with the University of Kansas, had a game high 29 points on 11-16 shooting from the field for Indian Hills.
Players in double digits for Dawson were Man Man Baker with 13 and Camron Dunfee with 11.