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

SDSU Women Remain Perfect in Summit Action



Bookmark and Share

ROCHESTER, Mich. – South Dakota State strung together two big first-half runs and cruised to a 64-43 victory over Oakland in Summit League women’s basketball action Thursday as Jackrabbit head coach Aaron Johnston became the program’s career leader in coaching victories.

In extending their winning streak to six and winning for the ninth time in 10 games, the Jackrabbits improved to 12-5 overall and remained undefeated in league play with a 4-0 mark. Johnston, in his 13th season, upped his career mark to 302-104 (.744 winning percentage) to pass Nancy Neiber (301-140 record in 16 seasons from 1984-2000).

Oakland dropped to 7-9 overall, 1-3 in The Summit League.

Trailing 6-5 after four minutes of play, Ashley Eide gave the Jackrabbits the lead for good with a basket, while Katie Lingle scored all eight of her points on the night in a five-minute span to finish off the run with SDSU leading 18-8.

Oakland climbed back to within a basket at 22-20 on an Amy Carlton three-pointer with less than four minutes to play in the first half. However, the Jackrabbits recovered to close the stanza on a 10-2 run that included three-pointers by Tara Heiser and Megan Waytashek to go into intermission with a 32-22 lead.

In the second half, the Golden Grizzlies trimmed the margin to single digits only once, 39-31, with a few ticks under 15 minutes to play. Once again the Jackrabbits had the answer from the perimeter as Heiser knocked down her third three-pointer of the game and freshman Chloe Cornemann added a pair of trifectas.

Oakland could get no closer than 11 points the rest of the way, while the Jackrabbits’ 21-point margin of victory was their largest lead of the night.

Waytashek led all scorers with 13 points, followed by 12 from Eide. The Jackrabbits ended the game 25-of-68 from the field, 36.8 percent, including 10-of-28 from three-point range.

The Golden Grizzlies, meanwhile, finished the night 17-of-52 from the field, 32.7 percent, including a 5-for-18 effort from three-point range. Oakland, which did not have a player reach double figures, was led by Elena Popkey with nine points and Olivia Nash with eight.

Free throws were at a minimum as the Jackrabbits made only 4-of-9 attempts, 44.4 percent, with Oakland making four of its eight tries.

SDSU held a 45-35 advantage in the rebounding department, with 11 of the 12 Jackrabbit players to see action notching at least one board. Leah Dietel led the Jackrabbits with seven rebounds, with Nash totaling seven for Oakland.

The Jackrabbits close out their first Summit League road trip of the season Saturday at Fort Wayne. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. Eastern (1 p.m. Central) at the Hilliard Gates Sports Center on the IPFW campus.

NOTES: SDSU has won the last five meetings and leads the all-time series 10-3 … the Jackrabbits have won seven consecutive Summit League regular season games dating back to last season … SDSU improved to 79-15 (.840 winning percentage) in Summit League regular season games since joining the league at the start of the 2007-08 season … the Jackrabbits are 7-0 this season when leading at the half … Eide and Waytashek each scored in double figures for the 13th time this season … Hesier made her first start of the season, joining the Jackrabbit starting five in place of Gabby Boever … Boever, however, tied a career high with six assists – all of which came in the first half … Cornemann finished with a career-high eight points … SDSU held a 25-22 advantage in bench points … Oakland committed 26 turnovers, compared to 18 by the Jackrabbits … attendance was 423 at the Athletics Center O’rena.

 

Courtesy: Jason Hove, SDSU Sports Information

< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
     

Kritenbrink's 26 kills leads USD in Summit Tourney

INDIANAPOLIS – Kendall Kritenbrink tallied 26 kills on 47 ...

Kloth and Larson lead Knights and Riders to AA finals  story with video

O'Gorman's Taryn Kloth had 21 kills as O'Gorman blanked Huron 3-0 in the first ...

Zomermaand leads SFC to A finals  story with video

Shelby Zomermaand had another big game. Her 32 kills boosted defending champion SF ...

Mustangs snap long post season win streak of Bears!  Nov. 21

Minneota prepares for A championship game with Dawson-Boyd  story with video  Nov. 21

Warner and Parker prepare for B semi's  story with video  Nov. 21

Tough day for local teams in FB championships.  story with video  Nov. 21

MVP and MIller join SFC and DV in A semifinals  story with video  Nov. 20

KDLT Sports Stories
     

Sisseton Homicide Suspect Found Dead

The man believed to be responsible for shooting and killing ...

Man Sentenced To 75 Years For Home Invasion

A man accused of home invasion was sentenced to 75 years ...

Tribe Rounds Up And Kills Dogs After Girl's Death

Oglala Sioux officials have rounded up and killed a ...

Brookings County Authorities Search For Teen  Nov. 21

Hit & Run Suspect Turns Himself In  Nov. 21

History Resurfaces In "Pioneer Girl"   story with video  Nov. 21

Sanford Designated As SDs Ebola Hospital  Nov. 21

Gas Prices Staying Low For Upcoming Holidays  story with video  Nov. 21

KDLT News Archive
     
Back To Top