Freshman Cody Perkins may not have started in the first game of the season for Bismarck Stte College, but he still made an impression.
The Mystics lost their first two contests at the Mon-Dak Preseason Tournament on Friday and Saturday.
The team from Bismarck opened the season with a first round 76-65 loss to the North Dakota State College of Science Friday (Nov. 1) in New Town.
Perkins finished the game with five minutes of playing time, scoring four points and getting two defensive rebounds.
The Mystics fell behind early with a 48-28 score at halftime. But Bismarck came back in the second half to outscore their first foes by nine point, to bring the final score to just 11 points behind.
The Mystics fell behind early, allowing to their opposition to get a 12-0 lead.
Shortly after a Mystic time out, Bismarck State College got a pair of three-point scores to cut the lead to 12-6.
Perkins enter the game with just over five minutes left in the first half and his team down by a 39-22 margin He quickly scored a two-point basket and picked up a defensive rebound. A minute later, he score another two points, cutting the lead to 40-26.
Perkins was fouled but missed a free throw just before halftime.
The Mystics were cold, hitting just 34 percent of their shots in the game and even colder outside the arc with nine going in out of 33 attempts. Perkins was a perfect 2 for 2 in regular field goals.
The Mystics lost 91-59 to Miles Community College in the second game Saturday.
In the second game of the season, the recent Mott-Regent graduate still came off the bench to log 12 minutes on the court He finished hitting two of his three two-point shots and hit one of his two attempts from outside the arc to finish with five points. He also had five offensive rebounds.
The Mystics will be on the road again visiting Dakota County Technical College Friday (Nov. 8) and playing traveling to Minnesota to play Rainey River Community College in Rosemount (Nov. 9).
The team’s first home game will be Nov. 22 against Dakota County Technical College.