The Dawson Community College Buccaneers forced 11 turnovers and held Jamestown to 29% shooting in the first half to take a commanding 48-28 lead at the break and cruised to a 95-64 win. It was the 4th win in a row for Dawson who is 8-2 on the season. Beau Santistevan had a big first half with 15 points and 5 rebounds. Freshman Roulervee Vann contributed 9 points, 4 assists and 4 steals in the opening half to give Dawson a big spark off the bench. When Santistevan and Vann entered the game, the Bucs were down 5-4. They ignited an 18-4 run to put Dawson up 22-8 when they checked out five minutes later. Dawson’s largest lead of the half came at 41-19. They shot 46% from the field and got to the free throw line 16 times.
Jamestown came out in the second half and hit a 3-pointer to open the scoring, but Dawson answered back with a 14-0 run capped by a Camron Dunfee 3-pointer. The biggest lead of the night for Dawson was near the end when they led 92-58. Dawson dominated the boards in the second half 32-10 and shot 85% from the free throw line (18-21). It was again a balanced effort with all thirteen players contributing to the win.
Beau Santistevan (6'7 sophomore forward) led the way with 19 points and 9 rebounds. Devin Collins (6'5 sophomore forward) also contributed 16 points and 10 rebounds. Kell Schwers (6'0 freshman guard), CJ Nelson (6'0 sophomore guard) and Roulervee Vann (6'0 freshman guard) also scored in double digits. Vann and Schwers were both perfect from the field.
Dawson Coach Joe Peterson was pleased with the weekend, “It’s not easy to win three games in three days, but we have done it twice this season now. That’s a testament to our depth and the drive in our players. I thought Roulervee and the second group really had a great weekend. They came in to all three games and really gave us a lift.”
The Bucs have a few days off over Thanksgiving and will return to action on Saturday when they host Sisseton Wahpeton College at 4:00 pm. On Monday, December 1st, they will host nationally ranked Otero Junior College at 6:00 pm.