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Trojan women’s hoopsters lose to Mavericks in exhibition action
November 23, 2010
Box Score @ Minnesota State-Mankato (Exhibition Game)
MANKATO, Minn. – The Dakota State University women's basketball team continued their action on the road Tuesday night. The Trojans traveled to Bresnan Arena/Taylor Center to face NCAA Division II Minnesota State University-Mankato in an exhibition game for DSU. The Mavericks raced to a 46-20 halftime lead and defeated DSU 85-47.
Dakota State's overall record remains at 2-3. Minnesota State-Mankato won their third straight game to open their season.
The Mavericks scored the first four points of the game and extended to 16-6 with 15:55 left in the first-half.
With MSU-Mankato leading 20-12 with 13:01 left in the first-half, the Mavericks reeled off 18 straight points in a span of over nine minutes. The Trojans broke the scoring drought with April Mielke's jumper with 3:12 left before halftime.
The Mavericks outscored the Trojans 39-27 in the second-half.
Aneshia Starks led the Trojans with nine points. Julie Munson scored eight points off the bench, including a perfect 6-for-6 at the free-throw line. Chelsey Schake added eight points. Starks and Yui Onodera each recorded four rebounds.
Brittany Thiesfold scored 16 points for the Mavericks. Ali Wilkinson added 10 points. Hillary Paulson led the team with six rebounds. Jennie Noreen dished out seven assists.
DSU suffered 33 turnovers in the game compared to the Mavericks' 14. MSU-Mankato outscored the Trojans 36-8 in points off turnovers.
The Mavericks shot 35-for-67 from the field (52.2 percent) compared to the Trojans' 16-for-42 (38.1 percent). The Trojans went 0-for-13 from the 3-point line. MSU-Mankato was 9-for-22 from the 3-point line (40.9 percent).
DSU was near perfect at the free-throw line, going 15-for-16 (93.8 percent). MSU-Mankato went 6-for-16 (37.5 percent) from the free-throw line.
Dakota State returns back to regular season action this weekend with a trip to Nebraska. The Trojans will face No. 21 Hastings, coached by former DSU’s long-time head coach Jeff Dittman, of the Great Plains Athletic Conference. Tip-off is slated for 6 p.m. at the Osborne Family Sports Complex.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director