Second Half Struggles Sink Royals Men & Women in Montana

Second Half Struggles Sink Royals Men & Women in Montana

The Lake Region State College men's and women's basketball teams traveled to Glendive, MT to take on Dawson Community College Buccaneer's. Heading into the game LRSC women were 17-9 (6-2), the men were 17-9 (5-3). The DCC women came into the matchup with a 16-10 (5-3) and the men were 20-6 (6-2).

Both Royals teams headed into the locker room with leads at half. The Lady Royals were leading 44-31 while the Royals led 52-41. The second half would prove to be troublesome for both, as the Bucs would finish strong at home. For the Royal men it was 56-second half points given up while DCC would go on to shoot 66% from the field and 60% from 3 in the second half. For the Lady Royals turnovers would be their undoing, as they would record 30 in the second half to give Dawson their advantage. The final score Lady Royals 75 DCC 80. On the men's side the final, Royals 92 DCC 97.

 Leading the way for the women was R'rionna Brocks, 18 points and Annie Jorgenson 18 points. For the men it was Cedric Boone, 31 points and Jordan Bolton 23 points. During the game, Cedric Boone would surpass the 1,000 career points mark for his career as a Royal.

Head Coach Danny Mertens would say after, "You can't win a basketball game turning the ball over 30 times in a half. It was disappointing after we had executed so well in the first. R'rionna Brocks did a great job getting into the paint and creating for her teammates and herself tonight."

Head Coach Jared Marshall said, "Too many defensive lapses in the second half cost us. We did so well in the first half, some of the best basketball we have played all year. We just need to be consistent and finish games down the stretch. Big congratulations to our own Cedric Boone for surpassing the 1,000 point mark tonight."

With the losses the Lady Royals are now 17-10 (6-3) with the men 17-10 (5-4). Both teams will be back in action Monday, February 12th versus league leading NDSCS.