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Jackrabbit women cruise to road victory at North Dakota

SDSU improves to 9-1 in conference play

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GRAND FORKS, N.D. - South Dakota State women's basketball jumped out to a 9-0 lead and never looked back in a 75-49 win over North Dakota Thursday night at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.

The Jackrabbits got a season-high 21 points from Paiton Burckhard, 17 from Myah Selland and 13 from Tori Nelson in the 26-point victory.

Burckhard also led the Jackrabbits on the boards, just missing a double-double with nine rebounds to go with three assists and two steals. Nelson also neared a double-double, finishing with eight rebounds. Overall, the Jackrabbits had a 52-32 advantage on the boards over the Fighting Hawks.

Selland's 17 points and four rebounds came in only 16 minutes of action after getting into early foul trouble. She was 6-for-9 from the field and 3-for-4 from the 3-point line.

Freshmen Haleigh Timmer and Paige Meyer combined for 14 points with eight and six, respectively. Meyer dished six assists and forced two steals, both team highs.

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Melissa Leet led the Hawks with 10 points. The Jackrabbit defense held reigning Summit League Player of the Week Kacie Borowicz to just six points.

SDSU plays at North Dakota State at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29 in Fargo, N.D.

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