Northern State men rolls past Dragons

ABERDEEN, S.D.-Darin Paterka poured in 27 points, with eight 3-point field goals, to lift Northern State to a 95-74 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference men's basketball win over Minnesota State Moorhead Friday night.DJ Pollard added 20 points...

ABERDEEN, S.D.-Darin Paterka poured in 27 points, with eight 3-point field goals, to lift Northern State to a 95-74 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference men's basketball win over Minnesota State Moorhead Friday night.

DJ Pollard added 20 points for Northern State, which improves to 11-1 overall and 5-0 in the NSIC.

MSUM, now 4-7 overall and 2-3 in the NSIC, got 20 points from Johnny Beeninga and 19 points from Tanner Kretchman.

MSUM: Beeninga 7-14 5-6 20, Kretchman 6-13 5-5 19, Anderson 1-3 0-0 2, Hines 1-2 0-0 3, Park 9-11 1-2 9-11, Coad 2-7 3-3 7, Nywesh 0-2 2-4 2, Bussman 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 26-51 (FG), 16-20 (FT).

NSU: Smith 1-9 2-2 4, Pollard 6-9 5-5 20, King 2-7 0-0 6, Peterka 9-12 1-1 27, Doyle 7-10 1-2 15, LeGrand 1-1 0-0 2, Kallman 0-0 0-0 0, Fries 2-5 0-0 6, Decker 1-1 0-0 2, Evans 6-8 1-1 13. Totals: 35-62 (FG), 10-11 (FT).

Halftime: xxxx. Total fouls: MSUM 12, NSU 16. Fouled out: None. 3-point goals: MSUM 6-17 (Beeninga 1-3, Kretchman 2-7, Hines 1-2, Park 2-3), NSU 15-28 (Pollard 3-4, King 2-5, Peterka 8-10, Fries 2-5). Rebounds: MSUM 20 (Hines 6, Park 5), NSU 34 (Doyle 9). Assists: MSUM 9 (Beeninga 3), NSU 23 (Smith 10). Turnovers: MSUM 11 (Coad 3), NSU 10 (Smith 3).