SDSU Women Rout Oakland
South Dakota State's women scored early, often, and evenly against Oakland Saturday night, cruising to their fifth straight win, 83-48. The victory was the 11th in 12 Summit League games for the Jacks this season.
After falling behind 4-2 in the first 90 seconds, SDSU went on an 18-2 run over the next 14 minutes, as five scored during that stretch players, which included six points from Megan Waytashek and four from Ashley Eide. Eide added eight more points before the break to give her 12 at intermission.
SDSU used 48 percent shooting, 11 Oakland turnovers, and a 26-12 rebounding advantage to open up a 45-26 lead at intermission. That tied the Jacks' season high for points in a half.
About the only thing South Dakota State did not do well in the first half was long range shooting. The Jacks were just three-of-12 from behind the three-point arc.
It was more of the same in the second half, as a Jacks 11-0 run pushed the lead to 31 points. Eide led SDSU in scoring with 17 points, Waytashek added 16, Katie Lingle 10. In all, 11 of the 12 Jackrabbits that played in the game scored. Head Coach Aaron Johnston's team also dished out 27 assists and forced 22 turnovers.
The 83 points scored by SDSU is their second highest output in this Summit League season. The Jacks scored 86 against Western Illinois January 17th.
South Dakota State is back out on the road next week, at IUPUI Thursday and Western Illinois Saturday.