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Coyotes split doubleheader at DakotaDome Saturday

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Men's Basketball Recap

Jesse Berry scored 22 points and Marcus Posley came off the bench to score 20 as Ball State completed a two-game sweep of South Dakota, 80-73, Saturday night at the DakotaDome. Ball State won 62-51 last Saturday in Muncie, Ind., which was the last competition for both teams.

Juevol Myles scored a game-high 24 points, including a 15 of 16 effort from the free-throw line, to lead South Dakota (4-7). Brandon Bos earned his first start of the season and responded with a career-best 17 points. Karim Rowson chipped in 13.

Ball State (5-4) pulled away late in last week's contest. They followed the same blueprint in this one to get its first road win of the season.

Jauwan Scaife, who scored the last seven points to net the Cardinals a win in game one, broke a 54-54 tie with a 3-pointer with just under five minutes to play. It was his first points of the game. He finished with eight.

Posley followed suit with 3-pointers on the Cardinals' next two possessions to make it 63-58 and a three-point play by Chris Bond made it 66-62 BSU with 2 ½ to go. Ball State was 5 of 6 from behind the arc in the second half.

South Dakota's next two possessions resulted in a turnover and two missed free throws. The Coyotes trailed by no fewer than five points the rest of the way. Ball State made 14 of 18 free throws in the final 1:19.

Ball State forward Majok Majok had 11 points and 13 rebounds to net his fourth double-double of the season. The teams had 36 rebounds each in this one. Ball State had a 48-30 edge on the boards in Muncie.

South Dakota will try to snap its three-game skid Wednesday in a 7 p.m. home contest with Morehead State. The Coyotes have lost at Iowa and twice to Ball State since beating IUPUI 88-68 back on Dec. 1.

Women's Basketball Recap

Six Coyotes reached double-figure point totals and two recorded double-doubles as South Dakota topped Peru State 93-37 at the DakotaDome on Saturday night.

Nicole Seekamp led USD in scoring with 19, while Margaret McCloud and Alexis Yackley recorded the double-doubles.  McCloud grabbed 19 rebounds and scored 11 points, while Alexis Yackley recorded 10 rebounds and 10 assists.  Both players recorded season-highs in both stats.

Tempestt Wilson scored 16 points, Polly Harrington tallied 11 points, and Tia Hemiller and Sam Mehr both had 10 points.  Lisa Loeffler also had a season-high with eight points.  Those efforts were season-highs for Wilson, Hemiller, Mehr, and Loeffler.

The Bobcats were led by Aduago Osuala with 11 points and Courtney Ward with 10 rebounds. 

South Dakota never trailed in the game, and allowed only one tie early in the game (2-2).  USD shot 50 percent from the field (39 of 78), doubled Peru State in points in the paint (52-26) and scored 27 fast break points. 

On defense, the Coyotes held Peru State to just over 26 percent from the field (16 of 61) and forced 24 turnovers. USD converted those turnovers into 23 points.

South Dakota will next go on a western road trip, playing at Utah State on Dec. 20 at 1 p.m. and Boise State on Dec. 22 at 1 p.m.

Courtesy: USD Athletics

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