South Dakota State women open with convincing win over Green Bay
Jacks start 1-0 in women's basketball season
BROOKINGS — South Dakota State women's basketball cruised to a 70-49 victory over Green Bay Tuesday night at Frost Arena behind strong defense and a balanced offensive effort.
Eleven different players scored for the Jacks, led by 14 points from Paiton Burckhard. Tylee Irwin and Haleigh Timmer joined Burckhard in double figures with 13 and 10 points, respectively. Burckhard's 14 points all came from the floor as the junior was 7-of-11 from the field.
The Jackrabbits outscored the Phoenix 10-0 over the first 5:43 of the contest and ended the opening period with an 18-6 advantage, before holding a 35-12 halftime lead after holding Green Bay to 24 percent shooting in the first half and making seven 3-pointers.
The Jackrabbit team shot 47 percent from the field on 27-for-58 shooting and hit eight 3-point buckets. SDSU had a 37-24 advantage in rebounds, including a 12-6 edge in offensive boards. Freshman guard Paige Meyer started for the Jacks, scoring six points and logging six rebounds in 20 minutes of play.
SDSU (1-0) will play at Mississippi State at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12.