STARKVILLE, Miss. – (GoJacks.com) — The South Dakota State women’s basketball team fell 76-71 to Mississippi State on the road Friday. The Jackrabbits scored the first seven points of the contest and held an eight-point halftime lead but fell by five at Humphrey Coliseum.
Freshman Paige Meyer had 25 points on 9-of-18 shooting to lead all players and went 5-of-7 from the three-point line. Haleigh Timmer and Tori Nelson were also in double figures, putting up 11 points apiece.
Paiton Burckhard surpassed the 1,000 career points mark in the fourth quarter but the Mississippi State defense honed in on Burckhard, holding her to just five shots and four points in the contest. She became the 40th member of South Dakota State’s 1,000-point club and joins teammates Myah Selling and Tyler Irwin on the list.
Kallie Theisen handed out six assists while Burckhard and Meyer chipped in three each. Tylee Irwin and Burckhard had seven rebounds apiece.
The Jackrabbits will return to the Midwest to play No. 12 Iowa State Monday night at Hilton Coliseum.