SDSU Women Thrash Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Jacks Win 103-45
South Dakota State University sophomore guard Madison Guebert scored a career-high 26 points as the Jackrabbits recorded a 103-45 nonconference win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff Saturday in front of 1,455 fans at Frost Arena.
Guebert, who made a career-high eight 3-point field goals, fell one short of tying the SDSU record, set in 1989 by Lisa Kurtenbach. Senior guard Kerri Young scored 17 points to surpass the 1,000-point mark along with a season-high 7 assists. She is the 35th Jackrabbit to score 1,000-or-more points.
“It’s definitely not something I’ve been thinking about,” said Young, who hails from Mitchell. “People have talking to me that I just needed a few more points but I just go out every night and try to execute our game plan. Tonight, the opportunity presented itself. I’m fortunate to have had a lot of great teammates who have allowed me to score 1,000 points. It’s now time to move past it and continue to work to get better.”
Senior forward Clarissa Ober scored 12 points and recorded a game-high 7 rebounds and blocked 2 shots. Junior guard Macy Miller added 10 points.
The Jackrabbits, now 6-1, opened the game on an 11-0 run as four players scored. State led 35-8 after the first quarter and 65-18 at halftime. Guebert and Young combined for 35 points in the first half on a perfect 14-of-14 shooting from the field.
All 12 Jackrabbits who played in the game scored, including freshman Annabel Graettinger, whose first career 3-point field goal allowed SDSU to score 100 points for the first time since a 101-61 win over Western Illinois, Feb. 27, 2012.
The Jackrabbits were credited with 34 assists, one shy of the school record set in 1997 against Morningside.
Clarissa Ober moved into second on the SDSU career blocks list with two blocks tonight.
Madison Guebert sank her 100th career 3-pointer. She now has 107.
South Dakota State head coach Aaron Johnston is now two wins away from 400 career wins.
The Jackrabbits extended its home win streak to 10 games.
SDSU returns to the road Tuesday when it renews its regional rivalry with North Dakota at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on the Midco Sports Network and on WatchBigSky.com.