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DSU women’s basketball team bounces back in winning column
December 9, 2010
MADISON, S.D. – The Dakota State University women's basketball team continued their four-game home stand Thursday night. The Trojans hosted NCAA Division III Presentation College in a non-conference game at DSU Fieldhouse. DSU used their balanced scoring attack to defeat the Saints 78-54.
Dakota State snapped their two-game losing streak and raised their overall record to 4-6. Presentation dropped to 1-5.
Presentation opened the game with a 10-4 run in the first four minutes and 50 seconds of the game. The Trojans answered back with a 9-2 run to take a 13-12 lead with 10:13 left in the first-half.
The Saints scored five straight points in a span of one minute to regain their lead at 17-13 (9:13 left on the clock in the first-half).
Katie Bourk made a driving lay-up just before halftime buzzer sound to give DSU a 34-23 at halftime lead. The Trojans sparked a 21-6 run to close the first-half.
With DSU leading 45-30 with 13:43 left in the game, Presentation scored nine straight points to cut their deficit to 45-39 with less than 12 minutes in regulation.
The Trojans sparked a 33-19 run to give DSU the largest lead of the game at 78-49 with 1:49 left in the game.
Kylie Westover led the Trojans with 15 points. She shot 6-for-10 from the field, including 3-for-7 from the 3-point range. Ashley Hansen added 11 points off the bench and grabbed seven rebounds. Julie Munson added 10 points. Aneshia Starks, Cassie Jacobsen and Katie Bourk each scored eight points. Starks had seven rebounds and dished out four assists. Yui Onodera recorded four assists.
For Presentation, Nicky Rausch had 17 points. Chelsea Voorhees added 11 rebounds and grabbed five rebounds. Hannah Phillips dished out four assists and recorded five steals.
The Trojans shot 32-for-70 (45.7 percent) from the field compared to the Saints' 20-for-58 (34.5 percent). DSU scored 48 points in the paints while the Saints scored 30 points.
DSU won the rebounding battle by a huge margin, 54-28. The Trojans recorded 21 offensive rebounds compared to the Saints' 9.
The Trojans suffered 21 turnovers compared to PC 14.
Dakota State continues their home stand on Saturday night at DSU Fieldhouse. DSU will host York (Neb.) in a non-conference game at 6 p.m. The Trojans defeated the Panthers 54-44 in York, Neb. in both teams' first meeting on Nov. 27.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director