BHSU Basketball dominates RMAC for conference title

Black Hills State University Men’s basketball confirmed as 2022 Rocky Mountain Athletics Conference champions after triumphant win against Metro State University Denver placed at the Donald E. Young Center in Spearfish at 6 p.m. on Feb. 26.

BHSU conquered the RMAC for a 80-75 point win over MSU Denver, a dominating season for BHSU basketball overall. Men finished first in the RMAC with a 17-4 conference record. Women’s BHSU basketball finished out their season strongly at 5th with a 16-5 conference record.

In the first 20 minutes Metro State men out-shot B.SU by almost 10 percent in both mid-range and 3-pt baskets. Yellowjackets players rallied in the second half shooting more than 50 percent in field goals, three pointers, and free throws. BHSU shot 49 percent from mid-range, 46 percent from long-range, and almost 90 percent from the free throw line. 

Joel Scott, local talent, proceeded to show his conference domination with 25 points and five rebounds in 38 minutes played. Scott contributed too two of the teams six turnovers.

Sava Dukic was 5 for 6 from the 3-pt line and 5 for 7 from mid-range. Sava shared 15 of the Yellowjacket’s 80 points.  Dukic played key roll with his precision shooting and timely efforts in 28 minutes of play.

Head Coach Ryan Thompson cleared a path for yellowjacket basketball after a three-year program turn around and a 2022 RMAC conference title. 

BHSU women’s basketball also recently ended their season at 5th in the conference after a two-win weekend in Spearfish over Colorado Christian & MSU Denver Feb. 25-26. 

BHSU basketball show dominance with a conference title and comfortable seeding for both men’s and women’s teams. Future possibilities for both teams look high as they entered into the post-season last week. 

Joel Scott (left), Sava Dukic (left), and BHSU basketball celebrate conference championship. Photo by Jeff Codevilla