TUESDAY'S BRIEFS: SDSU women get first road victory of seasonPULLMAN, Wash. — The South Dakota State women’s basketball team avoided its first four-game losing streak under coach Aaron Johnston and earned its first road victory of the season with a 72-61 win over Washington State Tuesday.
By: Staff reports, The Daily Republic
PULLMAN, Wash. — The South Dakota State women’s basketball team avoided its first four-game losing streak under coach Aaron Johnston and earned its first road victory of the season with a 72-61 win over Washington State Tuesday.
Ashley Eide had a team-high 15 points for SDSU, which evened its record at 4-4.
The Jackrabbits finished 22-of-55 from the field, including 5-for-14 from 3-point range. SDSU’s bench accounted for a season-high 40 points in the nonconference victory.
Coyotes lose at Northern Iowa
By The Daily Republic
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — Northern Iowa downed the University of South Dakota women’s basketball team 73-64 in nonconference action Tuesday night.
Coyotes’ junior Amber Hegge scored a career-high 32 points on 12-of-18 shooting and also had eight rebounds.
Freshman forward Stacia Robertson added 10 points off the bench for USD (5-5). UNI was an NCAA tournament qualifier last season.
The Coyotes travel to Flagstaff, Ariz., to face Northern Arizona on Thursday.
Guard Hymes helps Canisius beat USD
VERMILLION (AP) — Alshwan Hymes scored 18 points, including four 3-pointers, to lead Canisius to a 73-69 victory over South Dakota on Tuesday night.
Tomas Vazquez-Simmons added a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Griffins (4-4), while Elton Frazier had 11 and Julius Coles 10.
Jake Thomas led the Coyotes (3-6) with 15 points, including three late 3-pointers. Trevor Gruis added a career-high 14 points and Louie Krogman 12.
Canisius led 27-16 with 8:01 left in the first half and was up 37-29 at the break.
But South Dakota rallied in the second half to tie 47-47 with 12:26 left. Greg Logins responded with a three-point play to put the Griffins back ahead 50-47.
The Coyotes closed within 71-69 on Thomas’ 3-pointer with 17 seconds to go, but Vazquez-Simmons converted two free throws for the final margin.
Vikings sign RB Booker from UFL
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have signed former UFL running back Lorenzo Booker.
Booker played for the Hartford Colonials and rushed for 410 yards in seven games, leading the league with 5.4 yards per carry.
With Adrian Peterson playing on a sprained ankle, backup Toby Gerhart hurting his hamstring and third-stringer Albert Young injuring his knee in Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills, the Vikings were thin at running back.
They placed Young on injured reserve to make room for Booker.
With Brett Favre injuring his shoulder and third-string quarterback Joe Webb injuring his hamstring against Buffalo, the Vikings also signed quarterback R.J. Archer to the practice squad.
They waived center Adrian Martinez from the practice squad to make room.