Jackrabbit women defeat Oral Roberts

TULSA, Okla. (GoJacks.com) — South Dakota State women’s basketball topped Oral Roberts 76-61 on Saturday afternoon at the Mabee Center in Tulsa, Okla. to advance to 17-7 on the season with a 9-1 mark in Summit League action.

The Jackrabbits were led by Tagyn Larson who registered her first double-double of the season with 17 points and a career-best tying 14 rebounds. Megan Bultsma and Sydney Stapleton also scored in double figures with 15 and 11 points, respectively.

Paiton Burckhard and Tylee Irwin added nine points apiece to the offensive efforts, while Burkhard also pulled down seven boards. Lindsey Theuninck dished a team-best five assists.

The Jackrabbits shot 44.6 percent from the field compared to ORU at 35.6 percent. State held the Golden Eagles to just 12.5 percent shooting from beyond the arc, while also holding a 50-27 advantage in rebounds.

South Dakota State returns home to host Omaha on Saturday as part of a doubleheader with the Jackrabbit men. The women will tipoff at 2 p.m. at Frost Arena.