Jackrabbit Basketball Teams Sweep BHSU in Exhbition Games - KSFY News - Sioux Falls, SD News, Weather, Sports

Jackrabbit Basketball Teams Sweep BHSU in Exhbition Games

Posted: Updated:

   South Dakota State opened Thursday's lone exhibition game of the season on a 13-0 run, and never let the visiting Black Hills State Yellow Jackets get any closer than 11 points the rest of the way in an 89-66 win in Frost Arena.

   The Jacks answered the Yellow Jackets first score with five more points to go up 17-2 and held onto a comfortable lead for the duration, which allowed 13 SDSU players to see at least nine minutes and 12 of those 13 score points.

  Taévaunn Prince led the Jackrabbits with 17 points off the bench on 7-of-11 shooting. Jordan Dykstra added 14 points on 4-of-6 shooting, including a perfect 2-for-2 mark from three point range. Nate Wolters scored nine points, grabbed three rebounds and dished out three assists in the win.

   Zach Horstman led the defense with five rebounds in just 10 minutes on the floor and added six points.

  Black Hills State's Tanner Adler led all players with 32 points, including a 7-for-11 night from long distance. Brody Brisk added 11 and Joey Mitchell 10 points in the loss.

 The Jackrabbits open the season on Friday, Nov. 9, when they travel to Tuscaloosa, Ala., to take on the Alabama Crimson Tide at 8 p.m. in a game that can be seen live on ESPNU.

BROOKINGS, S.D. — South Dakota State closed out women's basketball exhibition play Thursday night in convincing fashion, routing Black Hills State, 90-48, at Frost Arena.

 The Jackrabbits placed four players in double figures to end the exhibition season at 2-0. Senior Ashley Eide led the way with 16 points, followed by 15 points from Megan Waytashek. Gabby Boever added 14 points and Tara Heiser chipped in with 12 off the bench.

 SDSU never trailed, taking an early 9-2 lead. Black Hills State, however, cut the margin to one moments later on back-to-back three-pointers by Chelsey Biegler. The Jackrabbits responded with the next nine points and eventually built a 23-point lead, 42-19, in the closing minutes of the first half.

 The Jackrabbits continued to click offensively in the second half, opening the frame on a 25-5 run in the first seven and a half minutes. SDSU's largest lead of the night was 48 points, 89-41, in the final five minutes.

 Eleven of the 12 Jackrabbit players to suit up scored in the contest and all dozen recorded at least one rebound. Leah Dietel paced SDSU's 41-31 rebounding advantage with seven boards.

 SDSU ended the night an even 50 percent from the field, 32-of-64, including 9-of-25 from three-point range. At the line, SDSU converted 17-of-24 tries, 70.8 percent.

 Biegler shared game-high honors in scoring with 16 points, making 4-of-7 three-point attempts. Logan Cowan added 14 points before fouling out.

 The Yellow Jackets, who were hindered by 29 turnovers,finished 17-of-53 from the floor, 32.1 percent, including 6-of-17 from three-point range. At the stripe, BHSU made 8-of-10 attempts.

 Dakota Barrie led the Yellow Jackets on the boards with seven.

 SDSU opens the regular season Nov. 10 by facing Villanova (Pa.) in the opening round of the Best Buy Classic in Minneapolis.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KSFY. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service or our EEO Report.