WBB: South Dakota tops SDSU, in first place

The South Dakota women’s basketball team defeated in-state rival South Dakota State on Saturday, 82-78. The Jackrabbits were without leading scorer Megan Waytashek (14.1ppg), who missed the game due to illness. Raeshel Contreras led USD with a career-high 32 points. The senior is averaging 24 ppg over her last three and the Coyotes have won all three of those games. She has also led the team in scoring in eight of 18 contests this season.

The Coyotes are now at the top of the Summit League with a 4-1 mark in league games and 14-4 overall.

                                   Conf                                        All
South Dakota 4-1 14-4
North Dakota State 4-2 8-10
Western Illinois 3-2 11-7
Denver 3-2 6-13
South Dakota State 3-3 12-7
Oral Roberts 3-3 9-10
IUPUI 2-3 7-11
Fort Wayne 1-4 7-11
Omaha 1-4 6-11

South Dakota is back on the road this week when they travel to Fort Wayne on Thursday and IUPUI on Saturday. Through 24 leagues games this season home teams are 19-5.

Watch highlights of Saturday’s win on GoYotes.com by clicking here.

After the game I joined Jay Elsen of Midco Sports to talk about the game.

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