Briar Cliff cracks century mark in defeat of Dakota Wesleyan men
Briar Cliff connected on 39 of 59 shots, including 13 of 21 (61.9%) from 3-point range in addition to 12 of 14 at the free-throw line.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa — The Dakota Wesleyan men’s basketball team had few answers in slowing down Briar Cliff on Saturday afternoon.
Behind 66.1% shooting from the field, the Chargers eclipsed 50 points in each half, rolling over the Tigers, 103-73, in a Great Plains Athletic Conference contest.
Briar Cliff (11-10, 5-9 GPAC) connected on 39 of 59 shots, including 13 of 21 (61.9%) from 3-point range in addition to 12 of 14 at the free-throw line. The Tigers (11-11, 7-7 GPAC) shot 25 for 56 (44.6%) overall and were 14 for 29 (48.3%) from distance, even putting up 45 second-half points themselves, but it was not enough to keep pace with the Chargers.
Reserve Conner Groves was a picture of the Chargers’ team success, pouring in 24 points on 9 for 11 shooting, including a perfect 5-for-5 on 3-pointers. Four starters also reached double figures, paced by Jaden Kleinhesselink with 13 points and five rebounds.
Samuel Aslesen led the Tigers with 12 points off the bench, while starters Koln Oppold and Blaze Lubbers scored 11 apiece. Alan Kikwaki grabbed a team-high five rebounds, also off the bench.
DWU visits Northwestern on Monday before returning to play four of its final five games at home.