ST. GEORGE, UT -
A balanced attack from and was not enough to lift the Yellow Jackets over Dixie State as the Yellow Jackets drop their second road game of the weekend. A big second half push by the Trailblazers saw the Yellow Jackets falling 65-71.
Black Hills started out the game on top, outscoring Dixie state IN both the first and second quarters. Shooting 45% from the field and 100% from the foul line, the Jackets took the lead heading into the locker room. Capitalizing on Dixie's mistakes, the Yellow Jackets scored 24 of their points off of Trailblazer turnovers.
The start of second half, BHSU came out of cold, shooting just 33% from the field. Dixie State came out and pulled down 10 second chance points in the third quarter. The Dixie State bench was key in this game, providing the Trailblazers with 35 points compared to Black Hills State's 18.
On the night, the Green and Gold faired better from the field, shooting 41 percent, but couldn't make the long bucket, making just two of 15 three point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Yellow Jackets made 61 percent of their shots.
lead the Yellow Jacket offense with 19 points followed by with 18. Wientjes was good for 7 of 14 buckets from the field lead on the defensive side of things by pulling down 10 rebounds.
The Yellow Jackets will return to the Donald E. Young Center next weekend for their first full home weekend of RMAC play. The Jackets will take on the Adams State Grizzlies Friday, December 14th at 5:30 p.m. and follow with the Fort Lewis Skyhawks Saturday the 14th at 4:00 p.m.
Black Hills State is located in the Northern Black Hills of South Dakota, sponsoring 13 NCAA sports with membership in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, the NCAA emerging sport of women's triathlon and NIRA rodeo. For all information regarding Yellow Jacket Athletics, please visit BHSUAthletics.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @BHSUAthletics.