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March 06, 2012 06:37 PM

SDSU Women Top UMKC In Summit Final

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Jill Young made the go-ahead free throws with 7.1 seconds left in overtime and South Dakota State overcame a 17-point deficit to beat UMKC 78-77 Tuesday and win the Summit League tournament championship for a fourth straight year.

The Jackrabbits (24-8) earned an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament with their 15th win in 16 games. Jennie Sunnarborg and Tara Heiser added 12 points apiece for SDSU, which survived an incredible individual performance by UMKC's Dayon Hall-Jones.

Hall-Jones, who finished with 27 points, scored 19 of her team's 26 points during a 12-minute stretch of the second half and had the ball at the end of the game after Young's free throws gave the Jackrabbits the lead. She drove into the lane and got off a shot that bounced off the backboard just before the buzzer.

Kim Nezianya had 17 points and 12 rebounds for UMKC (22-11).

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