Jackrabbits fall to Pioneers

BROOKINGS, S.D. (GoJacks.com) — South Dakota State women’s basketball fell to Denver 72-62 in a physical battle Thursday night at Frost Arena.

Tylee Irwin led the Jackrabbits as she tied her season high of 14 points and added six rebounds. Paiton Burckhard also pulled down six boards while adding 11 points. Tori Nelson turned in 11 points and Megan Bultsma shot 80 percent from the field for a total of eight points. Rylie Cascio Jensen dished a team-best four assists.

The Jacks shot 36.9 percent from the field and outscored Denver in the paint 38-32. Each team had 41 rebounds.

The Jackrabbits fell to 18-8 on the season with a 10-2 mark in Summit League play, while Denver improved to 11-14, 5-7 Summit League.

South Dakota State wraps up its three-game homestand by hosting Purdue Fort Wayne in the 2020 #IPinkFor game on Saturday. Tipoff is set for 1 p.m.