Second half surge lifts Jackrabbits past Bison

BROOKINGS, S.D. (GoJacks.com) — South Dakota State women’s basketball battled to a 60-52 Summit League victory over North Dakota State on Friday night at Frost Arena.

The Jackrabbits were led by Paiton Burckhard who registered her second-ever double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Tagyn Larson added 12 points and seven boards, while Tylee Irwin added eight rebounds.

Tori Nelson dished a team-high three assists, in addition to nine points, two steals and two blocks.

The Bison were paced by Michelle Gaislerova with 15 points. NDSU shot 38.9 percent from the field compared to the Jackrabbits at 28.6 percent. SDSU held a 42-36 rebounding advantage in a contest that saw a total of 11 lead changes and five ties.

The Jackrabbits advanced to 15-7 on the season and 7-1 in Summit League play, while NDSU fell to 4-14, 1-5 Summit League.

South Dakota State begins a two-game road stint next week at Western Illinois on Thursday. Tipoff is set for 5:15 p.m.

 

(PHOTO: SDSU Sports Information)