Coyote women score 99 against Omaha

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (GoYotes.com) —South Dakota women’s basketball routed Omaha 99-40, setting a record for the most points the program has ever scored in a tournament game, in the Summit League Tournament quarterfinals at Denny Sanford PREMIER Center on Saturday afternoon.

Senior guard Ciara Duffy scored 17 points, grabbed six rebounds and dished out six assists. Junior guard Monica Arens pitched in 16 points while going a perfect 5-of-5 from the field. Junior center Hannah Sjerven tallied 14 points, also going 5-of-5 from the floor, along with eight boards. Junior guard Chloe Lamb was the fourth Coyote in double-figures with 11 points.

The Coyotes finished at 50.7 percent (34-of-67) from the field overall and 56.5 percent (13-of-23) from three. Omaha (7-23) shot 25.5 percent (14-of-55) in the game and made 1-of-12 3-pointers.

South Dakota advances to the Summit League Tournament semifinals for the seventh time in eight years. The Coyotes play the winner of Sunday’s Oral Roberts and Western Illinois quarterfinal. The semifinals are scheduled for Monday at noon.