Daily Republic Sports
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Taryn Christion accounted for three touchdowns, Chase Vinatieri kicked a 43-yard field goal in overtime, and South Dakota State improved its FCS playoff chances with a 27-24 victory over Illinois State on Saturday. South Dakota State (8-2, 5-2 Missouri Valley), ranked sixth in the FCS poll, has won four straight and is a game back of North Dakota State atop the conference standings. The 17th-ranked Redbirds (6-4, 4-3) have lost two in a row.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The South Dakota State University women's basketball team outscored George Washington University 18-9 in overtime and picked up a key early season road win Sunday 97-88. Mitchell native Macy Miller scored 20 points and added seven assists and six rebounds, with four other Jacks joining her double-figure scoring for a second-straight game. Miller's 3-pointer early in overtime put SDSU ahead 82-81, starting a 13-5 run capped by Alexis Alexander's 3-pointer — the last of a 14-of-27 3-point shooting day for SDSU.
VERMILLION — A stop on a 2-point conversion with 27 seconds left helped Sioux Falls Washington to a 20-19 victory over Sioux Falls Roosevelt in the Class 11AAA championship game, as the Warriors won the state title for a third straight season. The Rough Riders (10-2) converted a 4th-and-6 from the Washington 28-yard line on an option pass from Nick Hoekstra to Demareio Hester for a touchdown, Hoekstra's second passing touchdown of the game. Roosevelt attempted the 2-point conversion to take the lead but an option pitch to Hoekstra was stopped short of the goal line.
BROOKINGS — South Dakota State University's men's basketball improved to 2-0 on the season, downing Division II University of Mary 78-54 Sunday at Frost Arena. Mike Daum had 22 points and 13 rebounds, moving into the top-10 for scoring all-time for the Jackrabbits. Freshman David Jenkins Jr. dropped 13 points for his second-consecutive double-figure scoring performance, hitting two 3-pointers while Ian Theisen put up 10 points and five rebounds in 15 minutes off the bench.
WINFIELD, Kan. — Against a top-20 opponent, the Dakota Wesleyan University women's basketball team cranked up the offense once again Saturday. Shooting 67.5 percent from the field and powered by big games from the Bray sisters and Kynedi Cheeseman, the No. 8 Tigers put up 100 points on No. 16 Friends (Kan.) during a 100-70 win at the Tara Patterson Memorial Classic.
YORK, Neb. — The Dakota Wesleyan University men's basketball played a tight game with York College for a third straight year. And this time it was the Panthers coming out on top, making good on a 11-point halftime lead for a 91-87 win over the Tigers at the Freeman Center Saturday. The Panthers led by as many as 18 points early in the second half and DWU was able to whittle the lead down late in the game, pulling to within four points with 5 minutes to go.
BROOKINGS — The South Dakota State men's basketball team outscored UC Irvine 34-23 in the second half to break a halftime deadlock and earn a 65-54 victory in the team's season opener on Friday at Front Arena in Brookings. David Jenkins Jr. scored a game-high 16 points for SDSU, going 4-of-8 from behind the arc, while Reed Tellinghuisen and Mike Daum each added 12 points. Daum went 3-of-11 from the field and added six rebounds. Tevin King added nine points and Skyler Flatten had six points as the Jackrabbits went 17-of-57 from the field for 30 percent shooting.
BROOKINGS — A 31-4 third quarter powered a 58-point second half for the South Dakota State University women's basketball team, which pounded New Jersey Tech 92-48 in the season opener Friday at Frost Arena. Mitchell native Macy Miller had a game-high 21 points in 20 minutes of play, shooting 9-of-12. Miller was one of five Jacks in double figures, including Chynna Stevens with 15 and Madison Guebert and Myah Selland each with 12 points.
VERMILLION — Casey Williams hit a 31-yard field goal with less than 6 minutes left in the fourth quarter to push Pierre past Harrisburg 24-21 in the Class 11AA state championship game Friday night at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. Pierre fell behind 14-0 and trailed 21-7 at halftime, but the Governors outscored the Tigers 10-0 in the fourth quarter to rally for their second state title. Harrisburg outgained Pierre 373-215, picked up 19 first downs compared to Pierre's six, but the Tigers committed four turnovers and Pierre finished with three.
AMES, Iowa—A 3-pointer by Iowa State's Adriana Camber with 42 seconds to play sealed the game for the Cyclones, who defeated South Dakota 81-76 in the programs' season openers on Friday afternoon inside Hilton Coliseum. The game featured seven lead changes with the Coyotes taking their first lead at 38-35 last it the first half. Iowa State's Bridget Carleton scored 19 of her game-high 24 points in the fourth quarter.