Catching up with former area athletes: Bultsma’s hot streak continues in SDSU loss
South Dakota State University suffered its worst women’s basketball loss ever in Summit League play on Sunday to South Dakota, but Megan Bultsma continued to have a hot hand.
Bultsma led the Jackrabbits with 12 points in the 83-48 loss to USD, marking her sixth consecutive game in double figures.
The Plankinton native also scored 11 points against North Dakota on Jan. 16. In the last six games, Bultsma is averaging 13.8 points per game on 60.7 percent shooting, despite playing 20 minutes once in that span.
SDSU hosts North Dakota State at 7 p.m. on Friday.
Campbell posts 10th double-double of the season
Jada Campbell notched her 10th double-double of the season in Presentation College’s 79-43 loss to Bellevue University on Jan. 17.
The Hanson High School alumna posted 11 points and grabbed 19 rebounds. Campbell is one of 10 NAIA women’s basketball players to record 10 double-doubles thus far and she continued a streak of four in a row. Since the New Year, Campbell is averaging 16.5 points and 16.8 rebounds.
The Saints travel to Dickinson State (N.D.) on Friday.
Kuca moves into NAIA top-10 in made 3-pointers this year
Four days after breaking Mount Marty College’s record for career 3-pointers, Ali Kuca moved into the NAIA top-10 in made 3s this season.
Kuca connected on 6 of 11 shots behind the arc for 22 points in an 82-62 loss to No. 2 Hastings (Neb.) on Sunday. It was the seventh time in 19 games that Kuca made five or more 3s in a game this season.
The Wagner native now has 59 triples on the season, placing her eighth in the nation, 23 behind St. Xavier (Ill.) sharpshooter Maddie Welter. She is also sixth in the nation with 3.1 made 3-pointers per game, 0.8 behind Welter for the nation’s lead.
Mount Marty travels to Morningside (Iowa) at 2 p.m. on Saturday.