MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich.-A 7-0 run to end the game helped the South Dakota State women's basketball team to an 80-71 win at Central Michigan Monday night in front of 1,679 fans at McGuirk Arena.
The Jackrabbits (2-1) led 73-71 with 1:28 to play after Central Michigan had scored four consecutive points. Three Jackrabbits then combined to sink seven of eight free throws.
Madison Guebert, who finished with a game-high 24 points, sank six 3-pointers. Miller logged her second consecutive 20-point game with 23 points. She also added six rebounds and a game-high five assists. Tagyn Larson scored a season-high 14 points and grabbed a game-high seven rebounds. In her second career start, Tylee Irwin tallied 10 points.
After being tied at 37-37 at halftime, South Dakota State opened the third quarter on an 8-2 run fueled by four points from Miller to take a 45-39 lead at 6:20. The Jackrabbits had their largest lead of the quarter, 56-47, at 1:42 on a Myah Selland layup. Central Michigan cut the lead to three, 59-56, at the end of the quarter with a 9-3 run.
Miller again led the charge in the fourth quarter, finishing an 8-3 run with four-straight points. Miller and Selland combined for four points for a 71-64 lead at 3:44 before Central Michigan used a 7-2 run to pull within two, 73-71, and set up the Jackrabbits' run to the free-throw line.
Presley Hudson led the Chippewas (1-1) with 24 points. Reyna Frost and Micaela Kelly had 19 and 17 points, respectively.
• With 24 points tonight, Guebert moved into 15th in career scoring, passing Maria Boever (2006-09), Laurie (Bruns) Kruse (1987-90) and Kerri Young (2013-16). She now has 1,382 career points.
• Miller took over fourth in career field goals (648) with nine field goals and third in career free throws (373) with four free throws.
South Dakota State returns to action Thursday when it hosts Creighton at 7 p.m. in the friendly confines of Frost Arena.
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