Monday's sports briefs
Young scores career high for SDSU in victory
FARGO, N.D. — South Dakota State guard/forward Kerri Young scored a career-high 23 points to help the Jackrabbits defeat Summit League foe North Dakota State 73-53 Saturday at the Bison Sports Arena.
The Mitchell native was 8-of-16 from the field and 7-of-8 from the free-throw line. She also grabbed six rebounds. Her previous high was 21 points, which came against Central Michigan in December.
The Jackrabbits (14-7, 5-0 SL) were 20-of-56 from the field and 30-of-38 from the free-throw line.
The SDSU women head back home to face Denver at 7:30 p.m Thursday at Frost Arena in Brookings.
Marlin boys fall to Cougars 7-2
ABERDEEN — The Mitchell Marlins boys’ hockey team fell to the Aberdeen Cougars 7-2 Saturday.
The Marlins scored the first goal of the game in the first period. But the Cougars answered back by outscoring Mitchell 7-1 over the next two periods.
Both Mitchell goals came off power play. The first was a goal from the stick of Jordan Grosdidier. The Marlins’ second goal game came from Jacob Cersosimo in the second period. Both goals were unassisted.
The Marlins (4-4) hit the ice against the Rushmore Thunder Saturday at the Mitchell Activities Center.
USD women cruise to win over UNO
VERMILLION — The University of South Dakota women’s basketball team beat Nebraska-Omaha 75-51 Saturday.
Lisa Loeffler recorded a double-double for the USD women. She scored 17 points and had 10 rebounds. Polly Harrington chipped in with 13 points, while Raeshel Contreras added 10 points.
The Coyotes (10-10, 1-4 SL) were 28-of-61 from the field. Lanese Bough led the way for Nebraska-Omaha with 10 points.
USD plays North Dakota State at 7 p.m. Thursday at Bison Sports Arena in Fargo, N.D.
Nebraska-Omaha defeats South Dakota 77-73
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — CJ Carter scored 18 points with five assists as Nebraska-Omaha defeated South Dakota 77-73 Saturday.
Justin Simmons had 16 points and three rebounds for the Mavericks (12-8, 2-3 Summit). Marcus Tyus came off the bench to score 12 points and Mike Rostampour added 10 points and led the team with nine rebounds.
Trevor Gruis led the scoring for the Coyotes (8-11, 3-2) with 16 points. Brandon Bos added 14 points and five rebounds.
Braun scores 30 to lead NDSU over SDSU 85-77
BROOKINGS (AP) — Taylor Braun made his last six field goals and finished with 30 points, six rebounds and six assists as North Dakota State beat South Dakota State 85-77.
Braun’s performance highlighted the outstanding all-around shooting of NDSU (15-5, 4-1 Summit League) which was 27 of 48 from the field, 8 of 15 from 3-point range and 23 of 28 from the free-throw line.
Brayden Carlson led SDSU (10-10, 2-3) with 22 points. Dykstra added 17 points and eight rebounds while Chad White scored 16 and Cody Larson 14.
Rushmore sweeps weekend series with Marlin girls
The Rushmore Thunder picked up two wins over the Marlin girls’ hockey team over the weekend at the Mitchell Activities Center.
The victories gave the Thunder three wins in as many nights over Mitchell (1-13).
Mitchell fell 5-3 to Rushmore (5-10) Saturday despite two goals from Haley Stahl and another from Kylie Barrington.
In an 8-7 loss Sunday, Barrington scored four times and added an assist. Stahl added a goal in the final game against Rushmore, while Kayla Murtha and Michelle Wyatt each scored once in the loss.
Rushmore’s Abby Fenhaus-Coyle scored six times in her team’s win Sunday.
The Marlins look to break their current 10-game losing streak against Oahe at 5 p.m. Saturday in Mitchell.