Jackrabbits Buffalo NDSU
SDSU Women Win By 30
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With a season-high 3,840 fans in attendance at Saturday’s 43rd annual Pork Classic, the South Dakota State University women’s basketball team broke away with a 16-0 first-half run to record an 82-52 win over North Dakota State University in Summit League action at Frost Arena.
The Jackrabbits, who had four starters score in double figures, won their third-straight contest and sixth consecutive home game to improve to 15-7 overall and 6-3 in league play.
Senior forward Mariah Clarin (Princeton, Minn.) led the Jackrabbits with 21 points and 12 rebounds for her second double-double of the season and fifth in her career.
Senior guard Megan Waytashek (Lino Lakes, Minn.) added 17 points while freshman guard Macy Miller (Mitchell) and sophomore guard Kerri Young (Mitchell) each scored 13 points. Young had a team-high four assists.
NDSU (9-12, 5-4) was led by Brooke LeMar’s 14 points.
The Jackrabbits’ 16 unanswered points allowed them to pull away to a 28-11 lead with 9:10 remaining in the first half after a three-point field goal by junior Chloe Cornemann (Yankton). Five players scored in that run with Young and Clarin each contributing four points.
South Dakota State snared a season-high 54 rebounds, topping the 53 missed shots grabbed against Sam Houston State Nov. 24. Additionally, five Jackrabbits grabbed six-or-more rebounds Saturday and 10 Jackrabbits scored.
The Jackrabbits return to action Feb. 8, hosting Fort Wayne at 4 p.m. in Frost Arena.