The Dawson Community College Buccaneers opened the game by scoring the first 13 points and cruised to a 32 point half-time lead. Aaron Frost scored the first six points and then Brent Finn scored the next five before Tate Savoie finished the good start with a bucket in transition. It was complete domination in the first half with the Bucs outrebounding the visitors 32-19 and holding them to 30% shooting from the field and 20% from the 3 point line. The most impressive stat for DCC was only turning the ball over 1 time in the first twenty minutes. Finn led the way with 13 points which included 3-4 shooting from long range. Frost also scored 10 points and collected 5 rebounds. Junior Day Child led Stone Child with 13 points.
The second half was more of the same as the Bucs went on a 14-2 run to open the half. This time it started out with a basket by Finn followed up by two 3-pointers by Tate Savoie. Falokun scored the next two buckets and then Frost contributed a put-back basket. With contributions from all 11 players who suited up, the Bucs built a sixty point margin. DCC outscored Stone Child in the second half by a similar margin as the first half 60-32. The Bucs shot even better in the second half at 61% from the field and 46% from the 3-point line, but they turned it over 9 times.
Six Buccaneers scored in double figures with Finn leading the way by scoring 23 points. Frost had 22 points and 9 rebounds in 23 minutes. Falokun added 16 points and 16 rebounds in 18 minutes. Other double digit scorers were Tyrel Harper with 16 points, Savoie with 14 and Michele Capasso had 10 points to go along with 5 assists, 3 rebounds and 3 steals.
DCC Coach Joe Peterson was pleased, “I loved the way we defended and rebounded tonight. We made it really tough on the them to score and didn’t give them many second chances. On the offensive end we took good care of the ball and got quality shots.”
The win moves DCC to 13-3 on the year. They will finish out the first half of the season with a 12:00 noon game on Saturday against Gillette College. Gillette is the two time reigning Region IX champions. They are currently undefeated and ranked #11 in the country.