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Second-half run propels SDSU women past NDSU

BROOKINGS -- The South Dakota State University women's basketball team used a 12-2 run early in the second half to pull away from North Dakota State University Saturday at Frost Arena.

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The Jackrabbits (20-8, 11-1 Summit League) were led by Chynna Stevens with a game-high 18 points, while Mariah Clarin added nine points in the win.

Mitchell native Kerri Young added four points, all coming on free throws, in 11 minutes for SDSU.

The Jackrabbits play Denver at 8 p.m. Thursday in Denver.

Six Coyote women score in double figures in win over WIU

MACOMB, Illi. -- The University of South Dakota women's basketball team topped Western Illinois University 79-76 to even its Summit League record Saturday.

Six Coyotes (15-12, 6-6 SL) scored in double figures led by Micole Seekamp with 18 points, while Raeschel Contreras added 15 points in the win. Tia Hemiller scored 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the double-double for USD.

WIU was led by Ashley Luke with a game-high 31 points on 12-of-24 shooting from the field.

USD returns home for its final two games of the regular season, starting against North Dakota State University at 7 p.m. Thursday in Vermillion.

SDSU's Budahl finishes second in 200-yard butterfly

INDIANAPOLIS -- Mitchell native Andee Budahl finished second in the 200-yard butterfly for South Dakota State University at the Summit League Championships Saturday in Indianapolis.

Budahl finished with a time of 2 minutes, 5.96 seconds in the finals of the 200-yard butterfly. The Jackrabbits took second place as a team at the four-day event.

DWU baseball splits with Dickinson State

LINDSBORG, Kan. -- The Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team split two games with Dickinson State University to finish the first weekend of the season for the Tigers Saturday.

DWU (2-2) beat the Blue Hawks 1-0 in 10 innings in the first game of the day. The teams combined to leave 20 runners stranded on base, while Tigers got a game-winning double from Jonah Johnson, which scored Tyler Johnson in the top of the 10th.

In the second game, DSU topped the Tigers 8-7, as DWU combined for seven hits.

DWU plays Sterling College at 2 p.m. Friday in Salina, Kan.

All-GPAC selection Forgey leads DWU at indoor championships

CRETE, Neb. -- Colome native Skyler Forgey was the top finisher and lone Dakota Wesleyan University participant to earn All Great Plains Athletic Conference honors at the league's indoor championships Saturday.

Forgey took eighth in the 1,000-meter run for the Tigers in a time of 3 minutes, 11.18 seconds. The time was the second fastest in school history.

SDSU men fall to Bison 74-59

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — TrayVonn Wright scored 20 points with seven rebounds as North Dakota State won its fifth straight to lead the Summit League by defeating South Dakota State 74-59 on Saturday.

Marshall Bjorklund had 18 points for the Bison (21-6, 10-2 Summit), Lawrence Alexander added 12 and Kory Brown 10.

North Dakota State jumped to a 16-6 lead to start the first period and led 33-18 at halftime.

Jordan Dykstra led the Jackrabbits (16-11, 8-4) with 10 points and six rebounds.

USD men snap six-game-losing skid with 64-54 win over WIU

VERMILLION (AP) — South Dakota used a deft touch from the free-throw line and from beyond the arc to snap a six-game losing streak to Western Illinois and even its Summit League record with a 64-54 win Saturday.

Karim Rowson and Tyler Larson scored 11 and 10 points, respectively, to lead South Dakota (12-15, 6-6 Summit). The Coyotes were 17 of 18 from the free throw line, hitting their final six in a row to close out the Leathernecks. South Dakota connected on 7 of 18 shots from long range and were 20 of 45 from the field (44.4 percent).

Western Illinois (9-18, 3-9) was 22 of 48 from the field (45.8 percent), but connected on just 3 of 17 3-point attempts and was 7 of 15 from the line.

Garrett Covington scored 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the Leathernecks, with Jabari Sandifer adding another 12 points.

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