November 26, 2013
ST. CLOUD, Minn. – The Dakota State University Lady T's played their exhibition game Tuesday evening at Halenbeck Hall versus NCAA Division II and Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) foe St. Cloud State (Minn.). The Lady T's jumped to a double-digit lead early in the first-half, but fell to the Huskies by the score of 88-63.
Dakota State remains at 3-5 overall record. St. Cloud State is undefeated in four non-conference game (4-0 overall record) and heads to NSIC conference play this weekend versus Minnesota-Duluth.
The Lady T's raced to an 8-2 lead with seventeen minutes and 39 seconds left in the first-half, thanks to Kylie Westover as scored the first eight points for DSU (2 3-pointers and a 2-point field goal).
Leading 8-7, Dakota State went on a 16-4 scoring spurt to earn the biggest lead of the first-half at 24-11 with 11:22 remaining before halftime.
The Huskies answered back with an 18-3 scoring run in a span of six minutes to earn their first lead of the game at 29-27.
St. Cloud State held a 41-35 halftime advantage.
The Lady T's shot a sizzling 56 percent from the field (14-for-25) in the first-half compared to the Huskies' 51.6 percent (16-for-31). Both teams went 5-for-10 from the 3-point line (50 percent).
SCSU started the second-half with an 8-3 scoring run to earn an 11-point lead at 49-38 with 16:40 left.
Trailing 52-42, the Lady T's went on an 11-3 run to cut Huskies' lead to 55-53 with 11:34 remaining in the game. DSU could not get closer than two points at that time.
SCSU secured the game by closing the game with a 33-10 run.
The Huskies outscored the Lady T's 47-28 in the final twenty minutes of the game.
St. Cloud state was 14-for-30 from the field (46.7 percent) in the second-half compared to the Lady T's 10-for-25 (40 percent).
Kylie Westover led Dakota State with 24 points. She was 8-for-11 from the field, including 4-for-6 from the 3-point arc. Westover converted all four free-throws. Erin Rabenberg added 14 points on her 6-for-9 shooting from the field and 2-for-3 from the 3-point line. BreeAna Olson scored 10 points (4-for-8 from the field).
Julie Munson recorded nine points for the Lady T's.
Hamblin dished out four assists for Dakota state. Rabenberg added three assists.
Munson stole the ball four times for the Lady T's.
Sam Price had 25 points for St. Cloud State. She was 7-for-12 from the field and drained 6 3-pointers in 7 attempts. Price made five free-throws in six attempts. Jessica Benson had a double-double of 16 points and pulled down 11 rebounds. Betsy MacDonald added 12 points.
Rachael Moen recorded seven assists for the Huskies. Benson added five assists.
Chelsea Nooker had five steals for SCSU.
St. Cloud State shot 49.2 percent overall from the field (30-for-61) compared to the Lady T's 48 percent (24-for-50). The Huskies made 10 3-pointers in 19 attempts (52.6 percent), while DSU was 6-for-16 from the 3-point line (37.5 percent).
SCSU went to the free-throw line 20 times and made 18 free-throws (90 percent). The Lady T's were near perfect at the free-throw line, making nine free-throws in 10 attempts (90 percent).
The Huskies outrebounded DSU 34-25 in the game.
The Lady T's had seven blocked shots compared to SCSU four blocks. Both teams had 10 steals in the game.
Dakota State returns back to regular-season action this weekend. The Lady T's play in the Super 8 Thanksgiving Turkey Shootout, hosted by Wisconsin-Stout. DSU will face a pair of NCAA Division III foes in the classic, starting with the host-team Blue Devils on Friday night. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. at Johnson Fieldhouse in Menomonie, Wis.
The Lady T's play St. Scholastica (Minn.) on Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. in the second day of the classic.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director