Dotson leads Bruins past York, 91-82

Michael Dotson tied a career-high with 20 points and added five rebounds.
Michael Dotson tied a career-high with 20 points and added five rebounds.

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YORK, Neb. -- The Bruins outscored the Panthers 52-39 in the second half as the 14th-ranked Bellevue University men's basketball team posted a 91-82 win at York College in Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference action Friday night at the Freeman Center.

Bellevue improved to 14-4 and 1-1 in the MCAC while York fell to 10-5 and 0-1 in league play.

Michael Dotson tied a career-high with 20 points and five rebounds. He also made seven of his nine field goal attempts.

Thomas Hammock and Lee Ames both registered 15 points while Given Kalipinde tallied 12 points and nine rebounds.

Alex Worthen-Harris recorded a double-double with 10 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks.

The Bruins raced out to an early 15-8 lead highlighted by a pair of 3-pointers by Hammock and one by Kalipinde before YC answered back with a 13-0 run to take a 21-15 advantage at the 12:24 mark of the opening half.

BU pulled within one, 29-28, but the Panthers outscored the Bruins 14-11 in the final 7:49 of the first period to take a 43-39 lead at halftime.

The Bruins scored nine of the first 13 points of the second half to take a 48-47 lead three minutes into the second half.

With the game tied at 57-57, the Bruins went on a 16-4 run and took a 73-61 lead at the 9:23 mark. BU led by at least seven points the remaining of the half en route to the nine-point conference road win, 91-82.

Deon Willis paced YC with 20 points.

The Bruins will conclude their three-game conference road trip tomorrow (Jan. 18) when they travel to McPherson, Kan. for a 5:00 p.m. game at Central Christian College (14-3, 0-1 MCAC).

Scoring Summary

BU: Dotson, 20; Ames, 15; Hammock, 15; Kalipinde, 12; Worthen-Harris, 10; Chonis, 8; Redstar, 7; Strong, 4.
YC: Willis, 20; Vaughn, 17; Jackson, 12; Brewer, 11; Sonnier, 9; Mignott, 7; Ferguson, 4; Marshall, 2.