Today's sports briefs: 2-13VERMILLION (AP) — Eric Carlson scored 19 points off the bench, Lawrence Alexander and Taylor Braun added 13 apiece, and North Dakota State caught fire after halftime to beat South Dakota 82-71 on Saturday night. Carlson was 8 of 10 from the field for the Bison (16-9, 9-6 Summit), who snapped a two-game losing streak. TrayVonn Wright added 10 points.
By: Sports staff , The Daily Republic
North Dakota State beats South Dakota 82-71
VERMILLION (AP) — Eric Carlson scored 19 points off the bench, Lawrence Alexander and Taylor Braun added 13 apiece, and North Dakota State caught fire after halftime to beat South Dakota 82-71 on Saturday night.
Carlson was 8 of 10 from the field for the Bison (16-9, 9-6 Summit), who snapped a two-game losing streak. TrayVonn Wright added 10 points.
Louie Krogman led the Coyotes (9-15, 4-11) with 24 points, and leading scorer Charlie Westbrook had 22 but was just 6 of 19 from the field.
South Dakota led 39-35 at halftime, but North Dakota State went on a 21-5 run over the first 7 ½ minutes of the second half to take a 56-44 lead.
The Coyotes cut it to 69-65 on a Krogman layup with 2:59 left, but free throws in the closing minutes sealed the win for NDSU, which shot 68 percent from the field in the second half.
USD women top NDSU 53-40
VERMILLION — The South Dakota women’s basketball team defeated North Dakota State 53-40 in Summit League action on Saturday in the DakotaDome. The Coyotes improve to 17-6 overall and 8-5 in the Summit League.
Senior Amber Hegge recorded her ninth double-double of the season scoring 28 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. Kelly Stewart added 12 points off the bench.
South Dakota held NDSU to 23.8 percent shooting. The Coyotes shot 21-of-52 from the field (40 percent).
Wolters, SD State beat UMKC
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Nate Wolters had game highs of 20 points and eight rebounds to lead South Dakota State past UMKC 75-62 on Saturday night.
Jordan Dykstra added 16 points, Brayden Carlson 15 and Griffan Callahan 12 for the Jackrabbits (20-7, 12-3 Summit League), who notched their first 20-win season at the Division I level.
Reggie Chamberlain scored 17 points to pace the Kangaroos (10-17, 4-11), whose four-game home winning streak ended. Trinity Hall added 14 points and Nate Rogers 12, while Estan Tyler had seven assists.
South Dakota State took control late in the first half. Trailing 26-23, the Jackrabbits closed the half with an 18-3 spurt ignited by 12 points from Carlson. That gave them a 41-29 advantage at halftime, and UMKC never came closer than 11 after intermission.
The Jackrabbits swept the season series, having whipped UMKC 85-58 last month in Brookings.
SDSU women beat UMKC 79-73
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The South Dakota State women’s basketball team defeated the University of Missouri Kansas City 79-73 in Summit League basketball action on Saturday.
The Jackrabbits improve to 18-7 overall with the win and 13-1 in the Summit League.
South Dakota State overcame a 15-point first-half deficit to come up with the win. Mitchell native Jill Young scored 13 points grabbed 2 rebounds and went 6-of-6 from the free-throw line in 28 minutes of playing time.
The Jackrabbits were led by Jennie Sunnaborg and Ashley Eide, who each recorded a double-double for the game. Sunnaborg led the way with 16 points and a career-high 13 rebounds. Eide added 10 points and 10 boards. Hannah Strop scored a career-high 14 points.
South Dakota shot 22-of-53 from the field (41 percent) and went 39-of-33 from the free-throw line (87 percent). The Jackrabbits won the rebounding battle 43-30.
UMKC was led in scoring by Kim Nezianya, who had 16 points. Elilise O’Connor and Dayon Hall-Jones each scored 12 points.
The Jackrabbits are back in action today when they play the University of South Dakota game time is set for 7:05 p.m. at the DakotaDome.
Wood and wood composite bats to be used in season
Wood and wood composite bats will be used by all amateur teams in South Dakota beginning this summer, it was announced Sunday.
After taking a survey of the member teams, the South Dakota Amateur Baseball Association commission voted to implement wood and wood composite bats for the coming season.
The member team survey indicated an overwhelming choice for wood and wood composite bats. The Class A teams have been using the wood and wood composite bats for the past several years and now the Class B teams will join them.
In other notes:
Richard Rockafellow of Phillip was re-elected vice-president and umpire-in-chief for a three-year term.
n Daryl Deneke of Rapid City was appointed 8A commissioner. He replaced Jon Graves of Sturgis who retired after several years as commissioner.
Larry Andersen of Freeman and Kirk Sorenson of Vermillion were re-appointed commissioners in District 6 and District 7 respectively.
The commission voted to donate $1,000 to the South Dakota Hall of Fame. The 80th AnnualAmateur state tournament will be held in Mitchell, Aug. 1-12, 2012.
Marlin girls beat Sioux Falls 11-0
SIOUX FALLS— The Marlin girls’ hockey team picked up a win on the road on Saturday defeating the Sioux Falls Flyers 11-0. Ashley Murtha, Haley Stahl and Lindsey Lawrence each scored three goals for the Marlins. Anna Rice and Abby Sudbeck each added one goal. Lawrence had four assists on the game, Stahl had three assists and Rice had two assists.
Goalie Hannah Spates had 10 saves on 10 shots.
Head coach Eric Hohn said that Sioux Falls isn’t very much of a challenge for the Marlins because it’s such a young team.
“We definitely played better than we did on Friday night,” Hohn said.
“Our passing was a little bit better.”
Hohn felt there wasn’t much to say about the game other than the team played better than it did on Friday night.
The Marlins are back in action on Friday when they host the Watertown Lakers. Game time is scheduled for 8:15 p.m.