WBB: Coyotes down Oral Roberts

VERMILLION, S.D. (GoYotes.com) —Five Coyotes scored in double figures as the Coyotes defeated Oral Roberts 77-54 inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.

It had been 48 days since South Dakota (13-5, 9-2 Summit) last played a game on Abbott Court. Due to a COVID-19 related cancellation, the Coyotes played all eight of their Summit League road games consecutively. It tied for the longest stretch of consecutive road games by any team this season.

Senior center Hannah Sjerven notched her sixth 20-point game of the season, finishing with 21 points and seven boards. She added a pair of steals and blocks.

Senior guard Chloe Lamb added 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting with four triples. Her stat line included six rebounds, five assists and three steals. Freshman Maddie Krull reached double-figures for the third-straight game with 10 points, four boards and three assists.

Coming off the bench, freshman Morgan Hansen and sophomore Alexi Hempe notched their second career double-figure games. Hansen tallied 11 points and Hempe added 10.

South Dakota senior center Hannah Sjerven tallied her seventh double-double of the season to lead the Coyotes in a 76-54 win over Oral Roberts on Sunday.

Sjerven finished with 18 points, 10 boards and a pair of blocks. She was 7-of-10 from the floor, knocking down her second 3-pointer of the year. Sjerven’s reached double-digit scoring in 18 of 19 games this year.

Freshman Maddie Krull added 14 points and a career best eight rebounds in the game. She’s tallied four consecutive double-digit games for the Yotes.

Senior Chloe Lamb was the third Coyote in double-figures Sunday with 12 points. She added three assists and three steals. Lamb’s reached double-digits for the last five contests. Sophomore Alexi Hempe finished with nine points and seven boards, while senior Liv Korngable scored eight points in limited minutes.

With the win, South Dakota (14-5, 10-2 Summit) has clinched the 2-seed for the upcoming Summit League Tournament held March 6-9 at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Oral Roberts (6-14, 4-8) can finish anywhere between seeds five and eight.