Women’s Basketball

Nelson Leads SDSU Women Past Coppin State

Nelson Leads SDSU Women Past Coppin State

BROOKINGS, SD…The South Dakota State women’s basketball team defeated Coppin State 94-41 on Thursday night at Frost Arena to advance to 6-3 on the season. “It was a good win. We played really well,” head coach Aaron Johnston said. “I think the biggest part was that it was just nice to see the ball go through the net at the…

Cheeseman, Carr Lead DWU Past Mount Marty

Cheeseman, Carr Lead DWU Past Mount Marty

MITCHELL, SD… The 13th-ranked DWU women improved to 8-2 with a convincing 73-42 win over Mount Marty Wednesday night at the Corn Palace. The Tigers dynamic duo of Kynedi Cheeseman (NAIA Player of the Week) who led the way with 26 points and Sarah Carr with 25 points outscored the Lancers by themselves. Hannah Williams led Mount Marty with 16…

Coyotes Beat Creighton Behind Career Night for Sjerven

Coyotes Beat Creighton Behind Career Night for Sjerven

VERMILLION, S.D.—South Dakota junior center Hannah Sjerven poured in a career high 28 points to lead the Coyotes to a 72-65 victory over Creighton Wednesday evening inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center. No. 24 South Dakota (8-1) topped the Big East’s Creighton (6-2) for the fifth-straight meeting. “Tonight was a battle versus a very good team in Creighton,” said USD…

Coyotes Tough Schedule Will Help Prepare The For Summit League

Coyotes Tough Schedule Will Help Prepare The For Summit League

VERMILLION, SD… The USD women start a home stand Wednesday night when they host the Creighton Blue Jays. The Coyotes are 7-1 and ranked 24th in the coaches poll this week with wins over several big-time programs like Ohio State, Missouri and Utah. Their only loss was to Missouri State and the Bears are 18th in the poll. The schedule…

Coyotes Ranked 24th in Coaches Poll

Coyotes Ranked 24th in Coaches Poll

VERMILLION, S.D.—South Dakota women’s basketball enters the USA Today Coaches Poll for the first time this season at No. 24. The Coyotes were ranked for five-straight weeks last season from Feb. 12 to March 12. The Coyotes (7-1) boast wins over the Big Ten’s Ohio State, the SEC’s Missouri and the Pac-12’s Utah this season. South Dakota also took down…

Augie Men and Women Get Home Sweep in Hoops

Augie Men and Women Get Home Sweep in Hoops

Augie Men and Women Get Home Sweep in Hoops Men’s Recap SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Augustana men’s basketball team closed the non-conference portion of its schedule with an 88-48 win over Nebraska Christian Monday night inside the Elmen Center. The Vikings shot 47.5 percent from the field in the win to improve to 5-1 on the season. Nebraska Christian…

Coyotes Suffer 1st Loss to #22 Missouri State

Coyotes Suffer 1st Loss to #22 Missouri State

VERMILLION, S.D.—No. 22 Missouri State ended South Dakota’s perfect start to the season with a 74-66 victory on Monday night inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center. The loss ended South Dakota’s (5-1) 15-game home-winning streak and marked just the fourth loss inside the SCSC since the facility opened. Missouri State (6-1) has won 14 of their last 15 road contests,…

USD Women Remain Unbeaten With Win Over Missouri

USD Women Remain Unbeaten With Win Over Missouri

VERMILLION, S.D.—South Dakota women’s basketball knocked off the SEC’s Missouri 72-56 in front of 2,407 fans inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center on Thursday night. It marked the second-straight victory over a Power 5 opponent for the Coyotes, who have won six games against major schools in the last four seasons. “Our team played with a lot of poise tonight…

SDSU Women Beat Montana State 60-50

SDSU Women Beat Montana State 60-50

BROOKINGS, SD…The South Dakota State University women’s basketball team topped Montana State, 60-50, on Thursday night at Frost Arena. The Jackrabbits improved to 2-2, as the Bobcats picked up its first loss of the season, falling to 3-1. “I thought defensively we played very good and very solid throughout the game and that was important to us,” said head coach…

USF Hits Century mark Against SMSU As Cougars Stay Unbeaten

USF Hits Century mark Against SMSU As Cougars Stay Unbeaten

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Southwest Minnesota State women’s basketball team (3-1, 0-1 NSIC) started off hot in the first half in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference season opener on Wednesday night, before the NSIC’s South Division preseason favorite, Sioux Falls (4-0, 1-0 NSIC) pushed past the Mustangs, shooting over 50 percent, to claim a 100-77 victory. SMSU was led in…

Dordt Sweeps Rival Northwestern at Home

Dordt Sweeps Rival Northwestern at Home

SIOUX CENTER, IA… It was a great night for the Dordt Defenders on their home floor Wednesday night. The Men pulled away from their arch rival Northwestern for an 86-68 win as Garrett Franken scored 24 points to lead the way for the Defenders. In the women’s game the home team pulled away in the 4th quarter after trailing at…

Mount Marty Men Roll, Women Edged at Briar Cliff

Mount Marty Men Roll, Women Edged at Briar Cliff

SIOUX CITY, IA… The Mount Marty men rolled past Briar Cliff for their 8th win in 10 starts 110-96. Chris King led the way with 26 points and Colby Johnson had 25. The women lost a close battle with the Chargers 79-72. Categories: College Sports, Colleges – Mount Marty, Sports, Sports Top Story Tags: Briar Cliff Chargers, Men’s Basketball, Mount…

USF Women’s BB Team Has High Hopes

USF Women's BB Team Has High Hopes

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The USF women’s basketball team returns 6 seniors which makes them one of the automatic choices to win the NSIC. Especially when they have the pre-season Player of the Year in Kaely Hummel and get back Jacy Huinker from injury, who can give them a double-double almost every night. They started their season a little later than…

Augie Women Beat Midland 64-56 as Sees, Hora Lead Way

Augie Women Beat Midland 64-56 as Sees, Hora Lead Way

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — In its home opener, the Augustana women’s basketball team defeated Midland 64-56 Tuesday night inside the Elmen Center. With the win, the Vikings move to 2-0 on the season while Midland, who played the game as an exhibition, remains at 3-4. For the second-straight game, the Vikings jumped out to a fast start, leading 13-5 after a Camryn…

USF Women Beat Emporia as Hummel Scores 19 to Lead Way

USF Women Beat Emporia as Hummel Scores 19 to Lead Way

SIOUX FALLS —  Stellar efforts from three seniors – Jacey Huinker, Kaely Hummel and Maria Szymanski – lead the University of Sioux Falls Women’s Basketball Team (3-0) to a nonconference regional win over Emporia State (3-2) on Tuesday at the Stewart Center. In a matchup of two teams which received votes in the WBCA National Poll released earlier today, the Cougars outshot the Hornets, 51.9…

Coyotes Rally Past Drake in OT Thriller

Coyotes Rally Past Drake in OT Thriller

VERMILLION, SD… The USD Coyotes faced their toughest test of the young season Wednesday night at the Sanford Coyote Sports Center in Vermillion. Sara Rine (23 pts) and Kierra Collier (27 pts) helped the Bulldogs build a 17 point lead. But the Coyotes rallied to get within 10 at the half on a buzzer beater by Ciara Duffy (20 pts.,…

SDSU Women Lose at Creighton

SDSU Women Lose at Creighton

OMAHA, Neb. – The South Dakota State women’s basketball team suffered a 61-48 loss to Creighton on Tuesday evening at D.J. Sokol Arena in Omaha, Neb. The Jackrabbits fell to 0-2 early this season, while Creighton improved to 2-0. “There wasn’t enough sustained consistency throughout the game and we didn’t play very well defensively,” said head coach Aaron Johnston. “At…

Coyotes Late Rally Sinks Northeastern in Season Opener

Coyotes Late Rally Sinks Northeastern in Season Opener

BOSTON, Mass.—South Dakota used a 13-point run in the final three minutes of the game to defeat Northeastern 80-76 in front of 818 fans, made up of mostly screaming elementary students as a part of Boston School Day, in Tuesday’s season opener inside the Cabot Center. The Coyotes (1-0) improve to 35-14 all-time in season openers, starting the season on…

Augie Women Beat Morris in Exhibition 91-56

Augie Women Beat Morris in Exhibition 91-56

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Augustana women’s basketball team defeated Minnesota Morris 91-56 in an exhibition game that saw all 17 players dressed get in on the action Monday night inside the Elmen Center. The Vikings had three players finish with double-digit points led by Vishe’ Rabb with 18. Lauren Sees with 13 and four assists while Abby Hora had 10 points. The game was the first…

Briar Cliff Edges Dakota State in Women’s Basketball

Briar Cliff Edges Dakota State in Women's Basketball

MADISON, S.D. – Dakota State (S.D.) shot a season-high 51.1 percent from the field Monday evening, but it was not enough to earn for the first women’s basketball win of the season.  Briar Cliff (Iowa) converted 27-of-36 free-throws, pulling away in the second-half for an 85-73 high-scoring affair at DSU Fieldhouse. Dakota State fell to 0-2 overall record.  It was…