Dakota Wesleyan University continues to roll along.

In its fifth win in the past six games, the DWU women led Mount Marty by as many as 24 points. The Tigers won their 10th game of the season and 10th straight over Mount Marty, 72-55, on Sunday at the Corn Palace in Great Plains Athletic Conference action.

“I thought we did a really good job on both ends of the floor,” DWU coach Jason Christensen said. “I thought our bigs were really good today. We struggled down in Northwestern (on Wednesday) trying to get points inside, and I thought today, we did a good job of bringing what we did in practice and carrying it into the game.”

Jada Campbell’s dominating 24-point, 14-rebound double-double summed up the Tigers’ (10-, 8-6 GPAC) comfortable win. The Lancers (3-14, 1-13) tried to limit her touches in the second half, but the Alexandria native still got post positioning, made mid-range jumpers and seemingly grabbed every rebound while she was on the court.

Along with Tripp native Matti Reiner pulling down nine boards, the Tigers held a 46-25 advantage on the glass, including 14 offensive rebounds. It led to 14 second-chance points, as Isabel Ihnen and Rynn Osthus both grabbed five boards, as well.

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“We knew they weren’t really a rebounding team and weren’t really boxing, so we knew we could get second, third chances,” said Campbell, who also denied two shots. “And stop them from getting second and third chances if we focused on rebounding.”

It played a part in the Tigers scoring 36 points in the paint. And when they weren’t getting looks at the rim, Reiner and Campbell led a barrage of mid-range buckets. Reiner scored 21 points on 8-for-15 shooting.

They combined for 27 points in the first half, including eight straight during DWU’s 10-0 run to open the second quarter. DWU led 40-25 at the half.

“The way those two fed off of each other (was huge),” Christensen said. “Matti saw Jada when he went to zone. When those two kids can do things like that, it opens (things) up and takes a lot of pressure off our guards from them getting hounded.”

Once DWU found a rhythm on offense, it pulled away from the cold-shooting Lancers, who shot 33.3 percent and 6-for-21 from 3-point range. Bailey Kortan and Karlee McKinney each scored 13 points, but combined to shoot 10-for-28 for Mount Marty. Kayla Jacobson added 10 points.

While the Tigers routinely got into the paint on one end, they denied entrance on the other. Mount Marty committed 11 of its 15 turnovers in the second half, but before the miscues, DWU’s defense simply forced the Lancers into tough shots. Kaylee Kirk had a team-high three steals, while Reiner and Osthus each had two steals.

“We were able to switch on them a lot,” said Natalie Gottlob, who scored nine points off the bench. “It’s big into talking. Stopping them from scoring first and foremost, and transitioning on the offensive end.”

DWU hosts College of St. Mary at 2 p.m. on Jan. 24.

Dakota Wesleyan University 72, Mount Marty 55

Mount Marty (3-13, 1-13): Callie Otkin 0-3 2-2 2, Kayla Jacobson 2-3 4-4 10, Bailey Kortan 6-16 0-0 13, Peyton Stolle 0-0 2-2 2, Sarah Castaneda 1-3 0-0 2, Alexsis Kemp 0-0 0-0 0, Carlie Wetzel 1-2 0-0 3, Karlee McKinney 4-12 4-6 13, Eve Millar 1-2 0-0 2, Lexi Hochstein 0-0 0-0 0, Jaiden Hartl 0-0 0-0 0, Aubrey Twedt 0-5 2-2 2, Alexis Arens 0-0 0-0 0, Megan Hirsch 0-1 1-2 1, Bella Vitek 0-0 0-0 0. Team totals: 17-51 15-19 55.

Dakota Wesleyan (10-6, 8-6): Kaylee Kirk 1-4 0-0 2, Rynn Osthus 1-2 0-0 2, Haidyn Pitsch 2-11 4-4 8, Matti Reiner 8-15 3-4 21, Jada Campbell 12-22 0-2 24, Aspen Hansen 0-0 0-0 0, Grace Imbery 0-2 0-0 0, Mya Wilson 1-1 0-0 2, Haylee Mork 0-2 2-2 2, Isabel Ihnen 0-2 0-0 0, Sydnaya Dunn 0-0 2-2 2, Natalie Gottlob 2-5 5-5 9. Team totals: 27-66 16-19 72.

MM 13 25 40 55

DWU 20 40 60 72

3-pointers: MM 6-21 (Jacobson 2-3, Wetzel 1-2, McKinney 1-5, Bendy 1-2, Kortan 1-3, Otkin 0-2, Castaneda 0-1, Twedt 0-2); DWU 2-11 (Reiner 2-4, Pitsch 0-6, Ihnen 0-1). Rebounds: MM 25 (Castaneda 5, Hirsch 5); DWU 46 (Campbell 14, Reiner 9). Assists: MM 5; DWU 11. Blocked shots: MM 2 (Twedt 2); DWU 3 (Campbell 2). Steals: MM 6 (Berndt 2); DWU (Kirk 3, Osthus 2, Reiner 2). Turnovers: MM 15; DWU 14. Total fouls: MM 21; DWU 20. A: 332.