SIOUX CITY, I.A. (DSUAthletics.com) — Top-ranked Thomas More (Ky.) held No. 9 national seed (No. 14 in the final NAIA national poll) Dakota State (S.D.) to 27.8 percent from the field, ending Trojans’ historic season by the score of 72-47 in the NAIA Women’s Basketball National Tournament’s quarterfinals Saturday afternoon at Tyson Events Center.
Courtney Menning led the Trojans with 12 points. Jessi Giles added 11 points. Menning and Giles each added two steals.
Dakota State, who made their first trip to the NAIA national quarterfinals since 2006, ended their season with an overall record of 27-4. The 2020-21 squad set a school record with a 23-game winning streak, 27 overall wins, and 2,529 total points.