WBB: Coyotes advance to semifinals

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—Four Coyotes scored in double-figures as South Dakota defeated Oral Roberts 89-66 in the opening round of the Summit League Tournament inside the Sanford Pentagon on Saturday afternoon.

South Dakota (17-5) advances to Monday’s semifinal scheduled for 2:45 p.m. The second-seeded Coyotes play the winner of the North Dakota State-Denver match-up scheduled for 2:45 p.m. Sunday.

Senior Chloe Lamb dropped 22 points while shooting 9-of-14 from the floor, including four buckets from deep. She set a South Dakota program record on Saturday by playing in her 124th consecutive game for the Coyotes. Lamb also moved up to 14th in USD program history for career scoring (1290) and sixth for career 3-pointers made.

She was joined by seniors Hannah Sjerven and Liv Korngable with 19 points apiece. Sjerven tallied her fourth-straight double-double with 19 points and 10 boards. She tied her season-high with four assists and also blocked a pair of shots. Korngable, the Summit’s assists leader, dished out six on Saturday. It marks her third-straight game with six or more assists. She also recorded a career-best six steals in the game.

Freshman Maddie Krull was the fourth Coyote in double-digits with 12 points. Other Coyotes scoring were sophomore Macy Guebert with seven points, sophomore Jeniah Ugofsky with four, freshman Morgan Hansen added four and redshirt-sophomore Allison Peplowski had a bucket.

Oral Roberts (6-15) was led by Summit Freshman of the Year Tierney Coleman’s 21 points with four 3-pointers. Regan Schumacher added 11 points for the Golden Eagles, while all-Summit League guard Keni Jo Lippe was held to 10 or fewer points for the third-straight game against USD.

South Dakota shot 49.3 percent (33-of-67) from the field while Oral Roberts finished at 36 percent (18-of-50) from the floor.