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Hastings’ second-half rally defeats DSU women’s basketball 80-72
November 26, 2010
HASTINGS, Neb. – The Dakota State University women's basketball faced former DSU's long-time head coach Jeff Dittman and his Hastings squad Friday night at Osborne Family Sports Complex. The Trojans held a six-point lead at halftime (40-34). The Broncos used a 46-32 second-half run to defeat DSU 80-72.
DSU dropped their overall record to 2-4. Hastings, No. 21 in the NAIA Women's Basketball Division II Preseason Poll, returned back to .500 with a 5-5 overall record.
Aneshia Starks scored 17 points off the bench for the Trojans. She shot 5-for-8 from the field and 7-for-8 at the free-throw line. Starks grabbed four rebounds and recorded three steals. Julie Munson and Cassie Jacobsen each scored 11 points. Courtney Hamblin added nine points.
For Hastings, Alicia Statler had 25 points on her 9-for-12 shooting night. She was 7-for-8 at the free-throw line. Statler recorded four blocked shots and grabbed nine rebounds. Frankie Petersen scored 12 points off the bench. Courtney Spawn added 10 points. Sophia McDermott had nine points and dished out six assists.
Hastings was 26-for-55 from the field (47.3 percent) compared to the Trojans' 25-for-67 (37.3 percent). The Broncos shot 26-for-31 at the free-throw line (83.9 percent). DSU was 17-for-23 at the free-throw line (73.9 percent).
The Broncos won the rebounding battle over the Trojans 40-36.
Dakota State looks to bounce back in the winning column Saturday afternoon. The Trojans will travel to York, Neb. to take on York College in a non-conference game. Tip-off is slated for 4 p.m. at the Freeman Center.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director