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SDSU women move to 9-0 in Summit with road win

The Jacks wrap up the first half of Summit action with a 9-0 record and are 16-5 on the season overall.

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DENVER — South Dakota State held off a third-quarter comeback push by Denver on Saturday afternoon to beat the Pioneers by a 74-64 score.

The Jacks wrap up the first half of Summit action with a 9-0 record and are 16-5 on the season overall.

Haleigh Timmer tied her season-high with 19 points to lead the Jackrabbits. Her output came on 7-of-11 shooting to go with a perfect 5-for-5 showing at the free throw line. She also grabbed five boards, matching the team lead, and tallied three assists and a steal.

Three other Jacks made it to double figures. Paige Meyer came off the bench to contribute 16 points, 12 of which came in the second half. Meyer paced the team in assists with four and steals with three. She went 5-for-8 from the floor and hit one of SDSU's two 3-point buckets.

Meyer was followed by Paiton Burckhard and Myah Selland, who put up 10 points apiece and combined for five rebounds. Burckhard had three steals.

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The Jacks came out firing in the first half and led 40-21 at the break, but let the Pioneers regrouped in the second half and come all the way back to within five points during the fourth quarter.

SDSU shot 51 percent from the field, its ninth game above 50 percent this season, but made just 2-of-12 from the 3-point line. The Jacks were 12-of-16 on free throws. The Jacks committed a season-low seven turnovers and snagged 13 steals.

Denver had three players come off the bench and finish with double digits. Mikenzie Jones scored 20 points, Madelyn Atkins added 15 and Angelina Robles chipped in 14 points for the Pioneers.

SDSU returns home next week to host St. Thomas on Jan. 26 and Western Illinois on Jan. 28.

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