MADISON, S.D. - As Dakota State grabbed a 24-21 halftime lead, York (Neb.) outscored the Trojans 39-29 in the second-half to defeat the Trojans 60-53 in a Friday afternoon game at DSU Fieldhouse.
Dakota State dropped their overall record to 1-3. York improved their record to 2-3.
The Trojans scored 18 of 24 points from inside the paint as DSU gained a three-point halftime lead. There were four ties in the game's first 20 minutes. Dakota State had the largest lead of the first-half at 11-6 with eleven minutes and 24 seconds left.
With DSU leading at 30-25 with less than 17 minutes left in regulation, the Panthers used a 7-0 run to regain their lead at 32-30 with 15:24 left in the game.
As the Trojans trailed by one point (46-45) with 4:15 left in the game, York extended their lead to 55-49 with 1:19 left in regulation and secured the win.
Cassie Jacobsen scored 14 points for the Trojans on her 5-for-9 field goal shooting. Julie Munson added 11 points and recorded four steals. Sharee Galbraith had eight points and pulled down eight rebounds. Courtney Hamblin added eight rebounds and dished out five assists.
Mayara Santos had a game-high 24 points for York. She was 10-for-19 from the field. Santos grabbed nine rebounds and recorded two blocked shots. Maria Maher added 10 points and dished out four assists. She stole the ball seven times in the game.
York shot 40.4 percent from the field (23-for-57) compared to the Trojans' 33.9 percent (19-for-56). The Trojans struggled from the 3-point line, converting two of 25 shots (8 percent). York was 6-for-19 from the 3-point arc.
DSU outrebounded the Panthers 44-36. The Trojans committed 25 turnovers compared to Panther's 24.
York scored 25 points off turnovers, while DSU scored 14 points.
Dakota State looks to end their losing streak on Tuesday night. The Trojans host their in-state rival Dakota Wesleyan. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. at DSU Fieldhouse.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director