KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

Waytashek Hits Game Winner as Lady Jacks Down Eastern Michigan



Bookmark and Share

BROOKINGS, S.D. — A layup by Megan Waytashek with 9.7 seconds remaining completed a South Dakota State comeback as the Jackrabbits escaped Frost Arena with a 66-65 victory over Eastern Michigan in non-conference women’s basketball action Tuesday night.

The Jackrabbits improved to 5-4 overall with their second consecutive victory. Eastern Michigan saw its losing streak reach seven games as the Eagles dropped to 1-7 on the season.

EMU led nearly the entire evening, breaking an 11-all tie with 15-5 run over a five-minute span than bridged the halfway point of thefirst half. Miranda Tate and Natachia Watkins each scored a pair of baskets in the Eagle spurt.

The Jackrabbits trimmed the margin to three at halftime as Gabby Boever connected on a three-pointer from about 28 feet just before the buzzer to make the score 32-29 at halftime.

Despite some newfound momentum, SDSU didn’t take the lead until the final seconds. Six times the Jackrabbits pulled to within a point — the first time at 36-35 after a pair of three-pointers by Ashley Eide in the first 95 seconds of the second half.

After the two teams traded baskets to make the score 38-37 in favor of EMU, the Eagles put together an 11-4 run capped by a Tate three-pointer to go up 49-41 heading into the under-12 media timeout.

Eide canned two more clutch three-pointers down the stretch, pulling the Jackrabbits within a point each time — the last of which made the score 65-64 in favor of EMU with 1:13 to play. The two teams then traded turnovers before Eastern Michigan’s Desyree Thomas missed both free throw attempts with 31 seconds to play.

After a Jackrabbit timeout, SDSU moved the ball to Hannah Strop in the high post, who turned and hit a cutting Waytashek on the rightside of the lane for the go-ahead layup. The Eagles got off a contested shot outside the lane from about 12 feet away a second before the horn and came up empty with Waytashek corralling the rebound.

A sophomore from Lino Lakes, Minn., Waytashek tied a career high with 17 points, while Eide scored 15 points on a career-high five three-pointers.

The Jackrabbits ended the game 21-of-52 from the field, 40.4 percent, including 9-of-28 on three-point tries. SDSU converted 15-of-22 free throw attempts for 68.2 percent.

Eastern Michigan fared better from the field, going 25-of-52, 48.1 percent. The Eagles made 6-of-10 three-point tries, but wereonly 9-of-16 at the charity stripe, 56.3 percent.

Tate finished with a game-high 24 points on 9-of-16 shooting from the field. Amber Bogard added 11 points, with India Hairston contributing nine points and a game-high nine rebounds. The Eagles held a 36-31 advantage on the boards.

Both teams had their share of problems dealing with trapping defenses; Eastern Michigan turned the ball over 27 times, while the Jackrabbits finished with 22 miscues.

The Jackrabbits resume action Saturday at Northern Iowa. Tipoff is slated for 2 p.m. at the McLeod Center in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
     

Stampede win at Fargo

Fargo, ND—A late power play blast from Lucas Buchta proved to be the game ...

Bos leads Coyotes to win at Dome over Wayne State  story with video

VERMILLION, S. D. – The South Dakota men's basketball ...

Jansen, Richter lead Vikes to 7th straight win  story with video

SIOUX FALLS, S. D. – Daniel Jansen scored 26 points ...

Wilber's DWU Tigers unbeaten after 9 games  story with video  Nov. 26

Montana State coach knows Jacks will be tough  story with video  Nov. 26

Eades says speed will be the strength of Herd  story with video  Nov. 26

Scheels Plays of the Week from November 17th-23rd  story with video  Nov. 26

Fuquan likes playing on young Skyforce  story with video  Nov. 25

KDLT Sports Stories
     

Man Found Sleeping In SF School Classroom

Police are investigating a burglary at a Sioux Falls ...

Teen Arrested After Early Morning Crime Spree

A teenager is facing a number of charges after ...

Police: 16 Guns Stolen From Sioux Falls Home

Police are looking for the person responsible for ...

Nearly 2 Dozen Alco Stores Closing In The Dakotas  Nov. 26

Parent On School Break-In: "What's going to be done?"  story with video  Nov. 26

A Mother's Secret: Opioid Drug Addiction  story with video  Nov. 26

Bold Shoplifters Hit Best Buy Store In Rapid City  Nov. 26

8 People Indicted In Sioux City Officer Shooting  Nov. 26

KDLT News Archive
     
Back To Top