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Jacks set home wins record in blowout

Every Jackrabbit in uniform scored at least two points and grabbed at least one rebound, as South Dakota State rolled to a school and Summit League record 28th consecutive home win on Saturday by an 88-57 score over Kansas City.

"I told the guys after the game how proud I was of them," head coach Scott Nagy said. "Coming off the USD and NDSU games, and knowing that UMKC is struggling, it would've been easy to have a letdown and we didn't."

The Jackrabbits school and Summit League record 28th straight home win boosts their record to 18-6 overall and to 9-2 in The Summit League, while the Kangaroos fall to 6-18 overall and to 3-8 in league play.

SDSU opened the game on an 11-2 run and never looked back, building the lead to as many as 24 points in the first half before taking a 50-30 lead into the locker room at halftime.

The Kangaroos cut the lead to as few as 16 points early in the second half, but the Jacks used a 12-2 run to get the back over 20 points, and pushed it to as many as 35 points late in the game before the horn sounded with the final 88-57, 31-point margin.

Nate Wolters led five Jackrabbits in double figures with 18 points, adding five rebounds and a game-high six assists. Jordan Dykstra finished with 16 points and nine rebounds, Zach Horstman scored a career-high 13 on a perfect 5-for-5 night from the floor, including a 3-for-3 night from distance. Chad White added 12 and Brayden Carlson 11 points in the win.

Estan Tyler led the visitors with 13 points. Trinity Hall added 11 points and a game-high 10 rebounds to complete the game's only double-double. Brad Reid also tied for game-high honors with 10 rebounds to go along with his eight points.

The Jacks now take their seven game overall winning streak on the road, with games at Fort Wayne and Oakland on the slate for next week. SDSU and IPFW square off on Thursday at 7 p.m. ET, followed by the Jacks and Golden Grizzlies on Saturday at 5 p.m. ET.

NOTES: SDSU leads the all-time series with UMKC 10-5, including four in a row and eight of the last nine games ... UMKC handed SDSU its last home loss, a 63-58 defeat on Jan. 27, 2011 ... the 28 consecutive home wins tops the previous school record of 27 games, set from 2002-04 and breaks the Summit League record of 27 straight home wins, set by Cleveland State from 1984-87 ... Dykstra's 16 points gives him 1,028 for his career, tied with Merlyn Smith (1956-59) for 36th all-time as SDSU ... Wolters scored in double figures for the 60th consecutive game and for the 103rd time in his career ... Wolters also increases his SDSU record to 2,085 career points ... Wolters' six assists gives him 599 for his career, seven shy of breaking the SDSU career record of 605, set by Brian Norberg from 1995-99 ... Horstman topped his previous high of 12 points, set vs. District of Columbia on Nov. 18 ... SDSU's 28 game home winning streak now ranks as the second-longest in the country, after Kansas lost at home on Saturday to Oklahoma State, snapping its 33-game home winning streak

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Megan Waytashek scored a career-high 33 points and the South Dakota State came up with two defensive stops in the final seconds to hold off Kansas City, 62-61, in Summit League women's basketball action Saturday afternoon.

The Jackrabbits improved to 17-6 overall and 9-1 in The Summit League after sweeping a three-game road swing. Kansas City dropped to 8-15 overall and 4-6 in league play.

Kansas City controlled the majority of the first half,grabbing separate leads of seven and eight points.

The Jackrabbits' only lead of the opening stanza was at 4-2 following two Waytashek free throws. The game would be tied four more times, the last at 18-all, before the Kangaroos and guard Eilise O'Connor opened its largest lead of the half at 26-18. O'Connor scored six of Kansas City's points in the 8-0 run.

Waytashek, who scored seven of the Jackrabbits' first nine points of the game, single-handedly kept SDSU in the game. The sophomore scored the final 11 points of the first half, sinking three three-pointers in the final 3 minutes and 30 seconds — the last of which brought the Jackrabbits to within 31-30 at the half.

Waytashek's scoring run reached 21 consecutive points as she scored the first 10 points of the second half, draining two more three-pointers as SDSU gained a 40-31 lead five minutes into the final stanza.

Kansas City, however, wouldn't go away as the Kangaroos battled back to take a momentary 51-50 lead on two O'Connor free throws with 8:35 to play. The lead lasted all of 22 seconds as Mariah Clarin scored inside and Waytashek knocked down her seventh trey of the game.

Trailing 60-59 with 1:22 remaining, the Kangaroos had a chance to regain the lead, but O'Connor, who made her first 10 free throw attempts, missed both attempts.

The two squads traded baskets on their next possessions before Kansas City grabbed a rebound off a Jackrabbit miss with 28 seconds to play. After a timeout, the Kangaroos missed a three-point attempt, but tied up the rebound with less than four seconds remaining with the arrow in favor of Kansas City.

On the final play of the game, Katie Lingle knocked the ball out of O'Connor's hands just before the horn to preserve the Jackrabbit victory.

Waytashek's 33 points came on 11-of-17 shooting from the field, including a career-best 7-of-11 from three-point range. Lingle addednine points off the bench.

SDSU finished the game 21-of-45 from the field, 46.7 percent, with a 10-for-23 effort from three-point range. The Jackrabbits converted 10-of-17 attempts at the free throw line, 58.8 percent.

O'Connor paced the Kangaroos with 26 points, nine rebounds and three steals. Taylor Leathers added 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting from the field.

The Jackrabbits held a 27-25 rebounding advantage with Leah Dietel posting a team-high five boards.

SDSU returns to home action Thursday, hosting Fort Wayne in a 7 p.m. contest at Frost Arena.

NOTES: SDSU leads the all-time series, 13-1, and has won the last eight matchups … two of the last three meetings between the two squads have been decided by one point Saturday's game was the 100th Summit League regular season game SDSU has played, with the Jackrabbits improving to 84-16 … Waytashek's 33 points were the most by a Jackrabbit player in the Division I era and the most by any SDSU women's basketball player since Rachel Halsrud scored 33 against Nebraska-Omaha on March 5, 1994 … the previous scoring high in the D-I era was 32 points by Megan Vogel versus IPFW on Feb. 10, 2007 … Lingle moved into sole possession of ninth place in career blocked shots with 82, passing Leah Klaassen (81 blocked shots from 1995-98) … the Jackrabbits improved to 7-5 when trailing at the half and 11-2 when out-rebounding an opponent … attendance was 860 at Swinney Recreation Center

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