User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


79° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

News

[0] My Saved Articles
MLB (10:10 PM)
Diamondbacks
Mariners
MLB (7:10 PM)
Tigers
Rays
MLB (8:05 PM)
Yankees
Rangers
MLB (8:05 PM)
Rockies
Cubs
MLB (7:10 PM)
Nationals
Marlins
MLB (10:10 PM)
Athletics
Dodgers
MLB (10:15 PM)
Brewers
Giants
MLB (8:15 PM)
Reds
Cardinals
MLB (7:10 PM)
Padres
Mets
MLB (7:10 PM)
White Sox
Red Sox
MLB (8:10 PM)
Angels
Astros
MLB (7:07 PM)
Phillies
Blue Jays
MLB (7:05 PM)
Braves
Orioles
MLB (7:10 PM)
Royals
Indians
MLB (8:10 PM)
Pirates
Twins
Updated: Jul 28, 2015 4:50PM
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

WBK: USF Defeats Minnesota-Duluth

January 11, 2013, 9:47 PM

SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Tough defense and an efficient offense propelled Sioux Falls (7-5, 4-4 NSIC) to an 83-78 win over Minnesota-Duluth Friday night at the Stewart Center in front of a crowd of 713 fans.

Mikenna Greathouse and Laura Johnson combined for 39 points, but nine Cougars in all scored at least two as the bench accounted for 30 points. Junior Chrissy Strassburg highlighted the defensive effort with three steals and also contributed nine points, four assists and two rebounds. 

The Cougars got off to a fast start, connecting on six of their first eight attempts, and led 15-6 five and a half minutes into the game after back-to-back buckets by Greathouse. She followed with a layup to give USF a 17-6 advantage at the 12:49 mark.

The Bulldogs (8-4, 5-3 NSIC) picked up the pace and went on a 17-9 run to trim the deficit to three points, 26-23 with less than three minutes remaining in the half. The Cougars responded by draining three of four consecutive three-point attempts and the last of the daggers made it a 35-27 USF lead with 45 seconds to play.

The USF bench outscored UMD’s reserves 16-3 in the first half. The Cougars shot 52 percent from the floor and went 5-for-7 from beyond the arc (71.4%).

After the Cougars went into the halftime break leading 37-29, the teams played more evenly in the second half as they traded layups before two straight USF turnovers kept a short run alive for UMD as Katrina Newman converted from the right block after a free throw to make it a 39-36 game. Johnson continued to play dominant minutes, taking a pass from Strassburg for a three pointer. Strassburg then swiped a steal on the Bulldogs' next possession and dished it to Greathouse, who fought off a challenge from the chasing defender to muscle the ball up for a layup. Jaicee Ulmer scored five straight on a putback and a three-point play after harassing the Bulldogs into another turnover and the Cougars led by 11, 49-38, with 15:28 on the clock.

Down 68-50 with 6:25 left in the game, the Bulldogs began hitting a flurry of shots powered by hitting 10-of-12 from the stripe, steals and transition defense to cut the lead to five at one point. However, they could not overcome the early hole and the Cougars provided enough offense to hold on for the five point victory.

The Cougars' aggressive defense locked in on the 3-point arc to stymie the Bulldog offense throughout the game. UMD entered the night taking 13.6 3-pointers per game and hitting an average of 4.4, only to be held to 2-of-19 from distance by USF. The Cougars turned 15 UMD turnovers into 19 points and out-rebounded the Bulldogs 41-39.

USF continues to struggle with turnovers. The Bulldogs converted 25 Cougar miscues into 22 points.

USF shot 50.8 percent (30-59) in the contest. Greathouse led USF with 21 points off the bench on 10-for-12 shooting, while Johnson was close behind with 18 and also pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds for her fourth double-double of the season. Alyssa Rushton and Ulmer added 12 points a piece and Holli Aggen handed out five assists to go with her five points and seven rebounds.

The Cougars will host St. Cloud State (11-1, 7-1 NSIC) tomorrow at 4 p.m.

Previous Story

Next Story




Sponsored

 


View sports

You may also like

UND Nickname Committee Narrows List To Five Options

7/22/2015 11:55 AM

The University of North Dakota is moving forward with adopting a new nickname.

Full Story
USD Head Coach Talks About Becky Hammon's Success

7/21/2015 10:07 PM

South Dakota native Becky Hammon is making headlines across the country after winning the NBA summer league title. She was the first woman to be an as...

Full Story | Watch
Vikings Eat Free At Mankato Pizza Joint

7/27/2015 3:24 PM

The owner of a pizzeria that's offering free food for Minnesota Vikings players training in Mankato isn't worried their big appetites will ban...

Full Story
Salute To Champion Doug Wolfgang And The #8D Sprint Car

7/21/2015 10:40 PM

Doug Wolfgang won 43 features in 1989, including his fifth, and final, Knoxville Nationals, with each victory coming behind the wheel of the #8D Sprin...

Full Story | Watch
Zenner Excited To Start Training Camp

7/21/2015 10:45 PM

Zach Zenner left SDSU as one of the most decorated players in FCS history. The former Jackrabbit is busy this summer trying to make the Lions roster a...

Full Story | Watch


Events