South Dakota State junior Macy Miller picked up where she left off last year, scoring a game-high 21 points as the Jackrabbits recorded a 92-48 nonconference win over NJIT Friday night in their season opener in front of 2,169 fans at Frost Arena.
Miller moved into 29th in career scoring at State with 1,135 points. Senior Chynna Stevens recorded her first collegiate double-double with 15 points and career- and game-high 14 rebounds. In her first collegiate start, freshman Myah Selland tallied 12 points, eight rebounds and a game-best nine assists.
Junior Madison Guebert sank four 3-pointers for 12 points and senior Ellie Thompson chipped in 10 points and eight rebounds. The forward was one point shy of 1,000-career points. Off the bench, sophomore Tagyn Larson grabbed 11 boards
Amarri Trueheart led NJIT with 12 points and five rebounds.
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After finishing the first half leading 34-27, the Jackrabbits opened the third quarter on a 12-0 run with Guebert sinking a pair of 3-pointers and Selland scoring nine. SDSU went on to outscore the Highlanders, 31-4 in the quarter.
Stat of the game
South Dakota State outrebounded NJIT, 64-36, including 26-14 on the offensive glass. The 64 caroms were the most since the Jackrabbits grabbed 65 at Concordia March 13, 2004. Additionally, the 64 boards are the most rebounds in a game in Frost Arena.
- Tonight’s win is the fifth consecutive season-opening victory for SDSU. It’s the 45th overall and 43rd home season-opening win since moving to Division I. Head coach Aaron Johnston is now 11-1 in Division I season openers.
- Aaron Johnston is now 15 wins shy of becoming The Summit League’s leader in overall victories with 262.
- With 21 points tonight, Macy Miller moved past Lori Fish (1986-89) for 29th on the all-time scoring list. She now needs 19 points to move into 28th. The guard has 1,135 career points.
- Madison Guebert is now 144 points short of 1,000 career points. The guard enters Sunday’s game with 856 points.
- Guebert also took over sixth on the all-time career 3-pointers list with 185. She also moved into the top 10 in 3-point attempts (436).
- Myah Selland’s nine assists were the most since Gabby Boever’s nine assists vs. Oakland Feb. 9, 2013.
- South Dakota State is now just nine wins short of 950 victories in school history.
South Dakota State makes its first road trip of the season, traveling to Washington, D.C., to play George Washington Sunday at 1 p.m.
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