Coyotes down in-state opponent Mount Marty
VERMILLION, S.D. (GoYotes.com) —South Dakota senior forward Stanley Umude notched game-highs of 21 points and eight rebounds to lead the Coyotes to an easy 84-44 win against Mount Marty Sunday inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.
Umude, the Summit League’s top scorer, was 8-of-11 from the field including two 3-pointers in just over 23 minutes of work. USD (2-6) also got 13 points from point guard A.J. Plitzuweit and 11 off the bench from Mason Archambault. South Dakota improved to 11-0 all-time against the Lancers, who rest just a half hour away in Yankton.
It was the final tune-up for South Dakota ahead of conference play. The Coyotes host Denver on back-to-back nights Jan. 2-3 in Vermillion.
It was an exhibition game for Mount Marty, an NAIA program with a 7-7 record and 4-5 mark in the GPAC. The Lancers were without three key players one day after dropping a 97-80 decision at home to Dordt Saturday. Allen Wilson made four triples and led Mount Marty with 12 points on 4-of-14 shooting.
South Dakota led 44-25 at the half and outscored the Lancers 24-6 during the first 10 minutes of the second stanza. Umude scored six during the run while Kruz Perrott-Hunt and Tasos Kamateros netted five each. Kamateros (9 points) and Perrott-Hunt (8 points) combined for 17 points.
USD had a 48-30 edge on the boards and scored 29 points off 18 Mount Marty turnovers.