(Editor's note: DCC Athletics release)
GLENDIVE - Dawson Community College nearly pulled off one of the season's major men's basketball upsets Monday night, falling 66-62 to 5th-ranked Otero Junior College.
Otero (13-0) outscored DCC 33-18 from long range and held on in the closing minutes. Dawson (8-3) trailed 33-30 at halftime and cut it to a one-point deficit on the first possession of the second half. The Bucs closed to within one again with 3:28 remaining on a 3-pointer from Roulervee Vann, but Romon Douglass-Watkins scored on the next two possessions to put Otero up by 5 and seal the win.
Douglass-Watkins (6'6 freshman forward) led all scorers with 25 points on 10-13 shooting including 4-6 from beyond the three-point line. Beau Santsitevan (6'7 sophomore forward) led Dawson with 14 points and five rebounds. Vann (6'0 freshman guard) finished with 12 points and 5 assists. Man Man Baker (6'0 sophomore guard) had 10 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists.