WBB: Balanced attack leads SDSU to season-opening win over Green Bay


BROOKINGS, S.D. (GoJacks.com) — South Dakota State women’s basketball cruised to a 70-49 victory over Green Bay Tuesday night at Frost Arena behind strong defense and a balanced offensive effort. Eleven different players scored for the Jacks, led by 14 points from Paiton Burckhard.

Tylee Irwin and Haleigh Timmer joined Burckhard in double figures with 13 and 10 points, respectively. Burckhard’s 14 points all came from the floor as the junior was 7-of-11 from the field.

Paige Meyer was the Jackrabbits’ leader on the boards, pulling down six rebounds to go with four assists. Haley Greer dished out five helpers and Burckhard and Irwin forced three steals apiece.

The Jackrabbit team shot 47 percent from the field on 27-for-58 shooting and hit eight 3-point buckets. SDSU had a 37-24 advantage in rebounds, including a 12-6 edge in offensive boards.

The Jackrabbits (1-0,0-0 Summit League) will travel to Starkville, Missouri for a matchup with Missouri State Friday, November 12th at Humphrey Coliseum.