Jacks Down Bison, Earn Championship Berth

SIOUX FALLS – (GoJacks.com) — No. 2 South Dakota State women’s basketball will play for its third-straight Summit League Championship title after topping No. 6 North Dakota State 76-56 Monday afternoon.

The Jackrabbits are now 23-9 on the season, while NDSU fell to 11-19.

Tori Nelson led the scoring attack with 21 points, shooting 9-of-12 from the field including 3-of-4 from beyond the arc. Tylee Irwin scored 18 along with four boards and five assists. Paiton Burckhard led SDSU with eight rebounds and dished out four assists to go along with her 14 points. Tagyn Larson also reached double-digits in scoring for the 18th time this season with 10 points.

The Jackrabbits will play for their tenth Summit League Tournament title, taking on No. 1 South Dakota Tuesday, March 10. Tipoff is set for 1:00 p.m. from the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center.