Second half push carries Jacks past Oral Roberts

BROOKINGS, S.D. (GoJacks.com) — South Dakota State women’s basketball defeated Oral Roberts 58-44 on Thursday evening at Frost Arena to advance to 10-6 overall and 2-0 in Summit League play.

Down 31-24 at the half, the Jackrabbits outscored Oral Roberts 22-4 in the third quarter to comeback and earn its 10th win of the season.

The Jacks were led by Paiton Burckhard for the second consecutive game as she turned in 17 points and eight rebounds, while adding three assists. Tagyn Larson pulled down eight rebounds and added 11 points, four blocks and a team-leading six assists.

Megan Bultsma scored 10 points off the bench to tie her career high. Rylie Cascio Jensen dished four assists and Tylee Irwin recorded seven points and four boards.

SDSU shot 41.5 percent from the field, while holding the Golden Eagles to just 28.1 percent. ORU held a 41-33 advantage in rebounds.

Oral Roberts was led by Keni Jo Lippe who turned in 16 points, while Regan Schumacher paced the defense with 10 rebounds.

South Dakota State remains home as it hosts Western Illinois in the Lamb Bonanza on Saturday. Tipoff is slated for 2 p.m. prior to the men’s game at 4:15.

(PHOTO: SDSU Sports Information)