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Late push lifts SDSU women at Denver

DENVER — A big fourth quarter lifted South Dakota State to a key women's basketball victory at Denver Thursday, winning 69-58 in Summit League action.

SDSU trailed 44-43 going to the fourth quarter but outscored the Pioneers 26-14 in the final 10 minutes to improve to 3-0 in the conference.

Mitchell native Macy Miller scored 18 points and pulled down seven rebounds, while Madison Guebert posted 18 points of her own. Letcher's Myah Selland had nine points and 11 rebounds to key the Jacks, who are now 13-4.

Ellie Thompson's layup with 8 minutes and 33 seconds left gave SDSU a 49-47 lead it did not relinquish, with SDSU capping a 12-4 run with a Guebert 3-pointer to lead 61-51 with 3:30 to play. SDSU benefitted from 16 offensive rebounds in the victory and finished with a 45-32 edge on the glass.

Briana Johnson had 13 points for Denver (10-8, 1-2 Summit), which led 31-29 at halftime.

SDSU's road trip continues Saturday at Oral Roberts, with a 2 p.m. contest in Tulsa, Oklahoma.