Jackrabbits Finish With Rout at North Dakota State
South Dakota State put an exclamation point on its fourth Summit League regular season championship with a 94-70 victory at North Dakota State Saturday night in Fargo.
The Jack set season highs for points, field goal percentage and field goals made, improved to 22-7 overall and 14-2 in Summit League play. NDSU dropped to 10-18 overall, 6-10 in league play.
SDSU broke open a two point game with a 12-4 run in the first half, as Megan Waytashek scored six points and Mariah Clarin contributed four during that stretch.
Later in the first, Ashley Eide scored seven consecutive points, including a pair of three-pointers, all part of a 10-0 run, as the Jacks led 54-27 at halftime, thanks to 56 percent shooting.
That lead ballooned to 30 points in the second half before the Bison fought back with an 18-4 run of their own, to cut it to 65-49, eventually getting as close as 12.
SDSU had one more run in them, reeling off nine straight to seal the win. Ashley Eide led four Jackrabbit players in double figures with 22. Clarin scored a career-high 17, followed by 15 from Waytashek. Katie Lingle rounded out the double-figure scorers for SDSU with 13 points.
SDSU, which committed a season-low six turnovers, finished the night 35-of-66 from the field for a season-best 53 percent. The Jackrabbits were 5-of-14 from beyond the arc and 19-of-22 at the line, 86.4 percent.
South Dakota State's next game is next Saturday as they open their defense of the Summit League Tournament Championship with an opening round game against Oakland at the Sioux Falls Arena.
Tipoff next Saturday is noon.