SDSU closes regular season with rout of NDSU

KELOLAND Sports Basketball Classic

FARGO, N.D. – South Dakota State women’s basketball cruised to an 85-58 road victory over North Dakota State on Thursday evening at the Scheels Center in the regular season finale.

The Jackrabbits finished 21-9 overall with a 13-3 Summit League mark. North Dakota State fell to 9-18, 6-9 Summit League.

Four Jackrabbits scored in double figures led by Tagyn Larson, who was just shy of a double double with 16 points and nine rebounds. Paiton Burckhard turned in 15 points, while Rylie Cascio Jensen and Lindsey Theuninck each had 10. Megan Bultsma blocked a career-best five shots, while Tylee Irwin tied her career high of four steals.

North Dakota State was led by Sofija Zivaljevic with 18 points. SDSU shot 51.7 percent (31-of-60) from the field compared to the Bison at 37 percent (20-of-54). NDSU held a 37-35 edge in rebounds.

SDSU started the contest with a 6-0 run, including four points from Burckhard. A Bultsma layup would kickstart what would be a 10-0 run to close out the first quarter, pushing the Jackrabbits ahead 26-10. South Dakota State outscored the Bison 21-10 in the second quarter. A trio of free throws closed out the first half with the Jacks leading 47-22.

The teams traded baskets coming out of the break, however State fired off nine consecutive points to end the third quarter. A Cascio Jensen 3-pointer at the buzzer capped off the run.

An 11-2 run in the final frame gave the Jacks its largest lead of 33 points. The Bison closed the game with a six-straight points, but it wasn’t enough as SDSU wrapped up the regular season with an 85-58 victory.

Game Notes

  • South Dakota State is now 53-39 all-time against the Bison.
  • The Jackrabbits have claimed the last nine contests over NDSU.
  • Megan Bultsma blocked a career-best five shots.
  • This is the ninth consecutive season that SDSU has had 20-plus wins.

Up Next
South Dakota State awaits its pairing for The Summit League Tournament next week in Sioux Falls.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories


Don't Miss!

More Don't Miss