November 15, 2013
YANKTON, S.D. – The Dakota State Lady T's basketball team continued their road action Friday evening with a non-conference match-up with Mount Marty (S.D.) at Cimpl Arena. The Lancers held on to defeat the Lady T's by the score of 72-60.
Dakota State fell to 2-4 overall record this season. Mount Marty, a member of the Great Plains Athletic Conference, raised their overall record to 3-1.
The Lancers raced to a 6-0 lead to open the game in the first one minute and 19 seconds.
DSU answered back with an 11-4 scoring run to gain their first lead of the game at 11-10 with 14:51 remaining in the first-half.
Mount Marty used a 21-6 scoring spurt to earn the biggest lead of the game at 31-17 with 6:12 left before intermission.
The Lady T's closed the first-half by holding the Lancers to six points in the final 6:12 (15-6 scoring run). MMC held on to a halftime lead by the score of 37-32.
Dakota State shot 44.1 percent from the field (44.8 percent) in the first twenty minutes of the game. The Lancers were 44.1 percent from the field (15-for-34).
DSU kicked off the second-half with a 6-2 scoring run to trim their deficit within one point at 39-38 with 18:08 remaining in the game.
At 41-40, the Lancers went on a 16-6 run to regain their double-digit lead at 57-46 with 11:41 left.
The Lady T's scored five consecutive points to reduce MMC's led to 57-51 with less than 10 minutes remaining in the game
Dakota State could get no closer than five points at 62-57 with 2:41 left. The Lancers closed the game with a 10-3 scoring run to seal the victory.
MMC outscored DSU 35-28 in the final twenty minutes of the game.
Mount Marty shot 46.2 percent from the field (12-for-26) in the second-half compared to the Lady T's 31 percent (9-for-29).
Sharee Galbraith earned five rebounds for DSU. She dished out two assists. Olson recorded two steals.
Holly Hegge and Kelsey Schmidt each had 14 points for the Lancers. Raquel Sutera added nine points.
Hegge and Sutera each grabbed seven rebounds for Mount Marty. Cassidy Gebhard had three assists.
Mount Marty shot 45 percent overall from the field (27-for-60) compared to the Lady T's 37.9 percent (22-for-58).
The Lancers went to the free-throw line 23 times, converting 13 free-throws (56.5 percent). DSU was 60 percent from the free-throw line (12-for-20).
MMC outrebounded DSU 38-35.
The Lady T's junior varsity team pulled out a victory over the Lancers' junior varsity team after trailing by double-digits. DSU squeaked out for an 83-77 junior varsity victory over Mount Marty to remain undefeated with an overall record of 5-0. The Lady T's are scheduled to play a home junior varsity game Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. versus Iowa Lakes Community College.
Dakota State returns home for the first time Saturday evening. The Lady T's host Trinity Bible (N.D.) in a non-conference game. Tip-off is set for 5 p.m. at DSU Fieldhouse.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director