Johnston’s Jacks Lose At Oklahoma
SDSU suffers first loss at #12 Oklahoma
Despite a game-high 17 points by junior Macy Miller, the South Dakota State University women’s basketball team suffered a 74-60 loss to No. 13/12 Oklahoma Wednesday night in front of 2,453 fans in the Lloyd Noble Center.
The Jackrabbits’ four-game winning streak ends and they are now 4-1 on the season.
Miller was 7 of 12 from the field and grabbed seven rebounds. Sophomore Madison Guebert scored 16 points on 6-of-10 shooting, including four 3-pointers, and a team-best four assists. Senior Clarissa Ober led the Jacks with 10 rebounds.
Oklahoma (4-0) was led by Peyton Little’s 17 points and Vionise Pierre-Louis’ 13 points and 14 rebounds.
In the first quarter, the teams traded baskets with two ties until Oklahoma used a 7-0 run to close the quarter to lead 17-12.
Oklahoma scored the first five points of the second quarter before the Jackrabbits used a 9-2 run to pull within three, 24-21, on a Miller 3-pointer. The Sooners had an eight-point lead with just over two minutes left in the half, but Miller and Guebert scored back-to-back baskets to cut the lead to four, 33-29. OU scored the final basket to lead 35-29 at halftime.
The Sooners opened the third quarter with six-straight points from Pierre-Louis to take a 41-29 lead. An Ober jump shot and two baskets by Miller fueled an 8-2 run for the Jackrabbits as they cut the lead to 43-37 at 6:40. OU took a 53-39 lead at 3:58 when Maddie Manning sank one of the Sooners’ nine 3-pointers. Junior Ellie Thompson then scored on a layup and Guebert hit a 3-pointer to pull within nine, 53-44, with 2:23 to play in the quarter. OU scored the final basket to lead 55-44.
A 12-2 run to open the fourth quarter gave Oklahoma its largest lead of the game, 65-48 at 4:14. The Jackrabbits worked the score to 65-55 when Thompson and freshman Sydney Tracy scored on layups and Guebert sank a 3-pointer. The Sooners ended the game on a 10-5 run.
Kerri Young now needs 22 points to become the 35th Jackrabbit to score 1,000 career points.
Macy Miller is 31 points shy of 30th on the all-time scoring list.
Clarissa Ober moved into a tie for 17th on The Summit League’s all-time blocks list with her 134th career block.
South Dakota State concludes its four-game road swing when it returns to Iowa to take on Northern Iowa Dec. 1 at 7 p.m.