BELLEVUE, Neb. -- The 10th-ranked Bellevue University men's basketball team cruised past in-state foe York College, 93-69, Friday night in Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference action at the Gordon Lozier Athletic Center.
Bellevue is now 10-1 at home and improved to 24-5 overall and 11-2 in the MCAC while York dropped to 15-12 and 5-8 in conference action.
Dimitri Chonis finished with 13 points and a career-high eight rebounds in just 15 minutes off the bench.
Given Kalipinde recorded 12 points, four rebounds, four assists and four steals.
After YC opened the game on a layup, the Bruins went on a 12-2 run to take a 12-4 lead four minutes into the contest. The Panthers pulled within three, 24-21, but BU closed the final nine minutes on a 30-9 spurt to take a 24-point lead at halftime, 54-30.
Kalipinde and Hammock led the Bruins with 12 points each in the first period.
BU led by as many as 40 points (83-43) in the second en route to the 24-point conference home win.
The Bruins shot 50.8 percent from the field and held YC to 43.5 percent shooting. BU also made 11 3-pointers and notched 22 assists on its 32 made field goals.
Remi Mignott paced the Panthers with 15 points, six rebounds and three assists.
BU will wrap-up the regular season tomorrow (Feb. 22) when they play host to Central Christian College (17-11, 3-9 MCAC) at 5:00 p.m. The Bruins will honor its four seniors prior to tip-off.
YC: Mignott, 15; Jackson, 12; Brewer, 10; Sonnier, 10; Ferguson,; 7; Howe, 4; Willis, 3; Marshall, 2; Monaghan, 2; Buffalo, 2; Vaughn, 2.
BU: Hammock, 17; Ames, 17; Chonis, 13; Kalipinde, 12; Young, 7; Dotson, 6; Redstar, 6; Worthen-Harris, 4; Sanders, 4; Strong, 4; Droll, 3.