(Editor's note: DCC Athletics release)
GLENDIVE - The Dawson Community College Buccaneers raced out to a twenty point half-time lead over Bismarck State on the way to a 102-82 home opening win.
The Bucs forced 10 turnovers and cashed in for 14 points. After leading 52-32 at the break, Dawson played even in the second half with the visiting Mystics from Bismarck State and moved to 2-0 on the young season.
Their bench outscored Bismarck 51-24. Both teams shot 46% from the field and both teams finished 18-27 from the free throw line, but Dawson forced 22 turnovers and converted that into 24 points while only committing 11 turnovers themselves.
Coach Joe Peterson commented, "It was a good team effort tonight, especially in the first half, but I thought our defensive intensity died a little in the second half when we had a big lead. We are still young and are learning to play hard for 40 minutes. If we can do that, we have a chance of becoming a good team."
Reggie Martin led four players in double figures with 17, followed by Riley Spoonhunter's 17. Jalen Tot added 13 and Charles Lampten contributed 11 for the victors.