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Jackrabbit women light up the nets in home win over Tommies

SDSU makes 10 3-pointers, pulls away early in Summit contest

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BROOKINGS, S.D. — South Dakota State pulled away in a 26-8 second quarter Thursday night for a home Summit League victory over St. Thomas, winning 88-47 at Frost Arena in women’s college basketball action.

Myah Selland and Tylee Irwin each had 16 points in the win, with Selland adding eight assists and shooting 7-for-10 in the victory. Haleigh Timmer had 11 points and Kallie Thiesen had nine points for SDSU, which led 19-18 after the first 10 minutes but had a 10-for-11 shooting second quarter to open up the game.

In all, the Jackrabbits were 10-for-14 on 3-pointers in the game, including two each from Selland, Timmer and Madysen Vlastuin. SDSU forced 21 turnovers on defense and held the Tommies to 35.4% shooting for the game.

Making its first trip to Brookings as a Division I program, St. Thomas (6-11, 3-4 Summit) was paced by 18 points from Erin Norling and 10 points and five assists from Jade Hill.

SDSU is back in action on Saturday, Jan. 22 for a 2 p.m. home game against Western Illinois.

Traxler is the assistant editor and sports editor for the Mitchell Republic. He's worked for the newspaper since 2014 and has covered a wide variety of topics. He can be reached at mtraxler@mitchellrepublic.com.
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