OMAHA, Neb. – Thanks to a 37-3 run from midway through the second quarter to midway through the third period, the No. 12 Dakota Wesleyan University women's basketball team handled the College of Saint Mary Flames in Great Plains Athletic Conference action, 80-56 Saturday in Omaha, Neb.
The Tigers (15-7, 8-6 GPAC) used a 25-1 run at the end of the first half to put away the Flames. Alexandria native Kynedi Cheeseman sparked the run with four 3-pointers.
The Tigers began the second half just how the ended the first half, with a 3-pointer by Haylee Mork and a made shot by Kaylee Kirk. The Flames scored their first field goal since their 23-21 lead with 4:41 left to play in the third period. The Tigers continued to pour on the points en route to the GPAC victory.
Cheeseman led the team with 21 points on 5-of-8 shooting from beyond the arc, along with six rebounds, four steals and three assists. Karst added 18 points, six rebounds and five assists, as Mork finished with 11 points and five rebounds.
DWU shot 47-percent from the field, as it held CSM to just 35.7 percent shooting from the field. The Tigers outrebounded the Flames 41-27 and scored 19 points off turnovers.
The Tigers welcome (RV) University of Jamestown for a GPAC battle at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Corn Palace.