Jackrabbit women cruise past Mastodons

BROOKINGS, S.D. (GoJacks.com) — South Dakota State women’s basketball defeated Purdue Fort Wayne 89-43 Saturday afternoon at Frost Arena in the 2020 Pink Game.

The Jacks shot 56.1 percent from the field, recorded 29 assists and outscored the Mastodons 62-2 in the paint.

Paiton Burckhard led all scorers with 23 points, shooting 78.5 percent (11-of-14) from the field. Tylee Irwin scored a season-best 16 points, added six rebounds and a career-high six assists and four steals. Tori Nelson and Megan Bultsma each had 11 points. Tagyn Larson finished just shy of a triple-double, scoring eight points, while adding seven rebounds and eight assists.

The Jackrabbits improved to 19-8 overall and 11-2 in Summit League play, while Purdue Fort Wayne fell to 5-21 overall and 1-12 in league play.

South Dakota State travels to take on North Dakota Thursday. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.