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Trojans lose to No. 22 Augustana (S.D.) in women's basketball exhibition
November 29, 2010
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The Dakota State University women's basketball team traveled to Elmen Center Monday night for an exhibition game with NCAA Division II Augustana (S.D.). The Vikings used their hot-shooting to defeat the Trojans 96-62.
The game counted as an exhibition game for Dakota State. DSU remains 3-4 overall record. Augustana, No. 22 in the latest edition of the USA Today/ESPN Coaches’ Poll, ended their non-conference schedule with a perfect 7-0 record. The Vikings will enter the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play this weekend.
The Vikings used an 18-4 spurt to open the game in the first three minutes and five seconds. Augustana shot 7-for-9 from the field, including 4-for-6 from the 3-point line for their fast start.
Augustana continued their hot shooting in the first-half as the Vikings grabbed a 58-35 lead. The Vikings shot 22-for-42 from the field (52.4 percent), including 9-for-21 from the 3-point line. DSU was 12-for-26 from the field (46.2 percent) and 5-for-12 from the 3-point line.
The Trojans were outscored 38-27 in the second-half.
Julie Munson scored 18 points off the bench for DSU. She shot 7-for-15 from the field. Cassie Jacobsen added nine points. Aneshia Starks had eight points and grabbed six rebounds.
Five players scored in double figures for the Vikings. Lydia Nelson had 16 points off the bench. Tessa Wilka scored 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Megan Doyle had 13 points. Molly Hayes scored 12 points and dished out six assists. Emily Schulte added 10 points.
Augustana shot 50 percent from the field in the game (36-for-72). The Vikings were 12-for-30 from the 3-point line (40 percent). DSU was 22-for-57 (38.6 percent) from the field.
DSU committed 21 turnovers compared to the Vikings’ 11. The Vikings scored 27 points off turnovers compared to Trojans’ 12.
Dakota State heads on the road on Friday night. The Trojans will open their final season of the Dakota Athletic Conference (DAC) as they face their traveling partner, Mayville State. Tip-off is slated for 5:30 p.m. at Lewy Lee Fieldhouse in Mayville, N.D.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director