BELLEVUE, Neb. -- The 23rd-ranked Hastings College Broncos posted a 69-64 win against the Bellevue University men's basketball team Tuesday night in the Bruins' home-opener in nonconference action at the Gordon Lozier Athletic Center.
With the win, Hastings improved to 2-0 while Bellevue suffered its first loss of the season and fell to 2-1.
Given Kalipinde recorded 16 points, eight rebounds, four assists and four steals. He also made six of his nine shot attempts.
Trailing 6-2, the Broncos used a 15-2 run to take a 17-8 lead midway through the first half. BU responded and outscored HC 17-11 to pull within three, 28-25, but the Broncos ended the period on a 17-8 spurt to take a 45-33 lead at halftime.
HC led by as many as 19 points in the second half before the Bruins went on a 29-15 run to get within five (67-62) with just over one minute remaining, but that's the closest BU got as the Broncos posted the 69-64 win.
The Broncos were led by Brady Lollman's game-high 23 points and eight rebounds.
BU will travel to Mitchell, S.D. on Nov. 8-9 for the Dakota Wesleyan Classic.
HC: Lollman, 23; Flinn, 10; Fall, 8; Lenagh, 8; Hamburger, 7; Wells, 7; Reinwald, 4; Blum, 2.
BU: Kalipinde, 16; Ames, 9; Dotson, 9; Worthen-Harris, 8; Young, 8; Hammock, 7; Chonis, 3; Droll, 2; Sanders, 2.