Dakota State Runs Away in Second Half
MADISON, S.D. - The Martin Luther College men's basketball team played the Trojans of Dakota State even for much of the first half, but was unable to keep up in the second half of an 83-44 loss Thursday night.
The Knights battled the Trojans from the start, with the two teams trading the lead before the score was tied 24-24 late in the first half.
It would be all Trojans from that point on, however, as they finished the first half on a 5-0 run, and continued it into the second half as they jumped out to a big lead in the early moments after the break and continued that run through the rest of the game.
MLC shot 37.9 percent in the first half as they kept the game close, with Todd Brassow scoring ten points to lead the way. The second half was a different story, however, with the Knights shooting 25.8 percent from the field and committing 13 turnovers, while DSU shot 66.7 percent overall and 58.3 percent from beyond the three-point arc.
Brassow finished with a team-best 14 points, while Luke Rothe joined him in double figures with ten.
MLC fell to 0-8 on the season with the loss, while DSU improved to 6-6 with the win.
The Knights will return to action on Saturday, December 14, when they travel to Bethel for a game scheduled to start at 3 p.m.