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Balanced effort helps Dakota Wesleyan men to road win at Hastings

Five scored in double figures as Tigers even GPAC record

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HASTINGS, Neb. — Balanced offense carried the day for the Dakota Wesleyan University men's basketball team on Friday night in picking up a 77-64 road win over Hastings College.

Five Tiger players scored in double-figures, including 19 points from Mason Larson to lead all scorers. Ace Zorr had 12 points from off the bench, with Sawyer Schultz, Koln Oppold and Jeffrey Schuch all scoring 10 points. Oppold had seven rebounds for the Tigers, while Schultz added six rebounds.

DWU (9-10, 6-6 GPAC) led by nine points at halftime, 38-29, bolstered by the 13 points from Larson and eight from Schultz in the first half, with the Tigers shooting 50% from the field and 9-for-9 on free throws over the first 20 minutes.

Hastings tried to cut into DWU's lead early in the second half but a 9-0 run that included two Drew Cole 3-pointers for the Tigers helped push the lead out to 54-38. The Tigers did the same later in the half stretching the lead from 12 points out to as many as 23 with 5:43 left.

Hastings (6-15, 1-10 GPAC) had 13 points apiece from Karson Gansebom and Dashawn Walker on a night in which the Broncos shot 41.5% overall but were kept to 3-for-18 shooting from 3-point land.

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DWU is back in action at 3:45 p.m. Saturday against Doane in Crete, Nebraska.

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