WBB: Jacks down Montana State

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BROOKINGS, S.D. (GoJacks.com) — South Dakota State women’s basketball (2-2) overcame a slow first quarter to best Montana State (1-3) 78-49 Thursday night at Frost Arena. Four Jackrabbits scored in double figures, paced by 12 points from Haleigh Timmer.

Paige Meyer finished with 11 points and was one rebound shy of a double-double, notching nine to lead the Jackrabbits. She also dished out six assists, another team high.

Tylee Irwin also had 11 points and Kallie Theisen rounded out the double-digit scorers with 10 points. Paiton Burckhard had seven rebounds.

The Jackrabbits outshot the Bobcats 48-31 percent from the field and 35-14 percent from the 3-point line.

Montana State committed 24 fouls, compared to just nine by SDSU. The Bobcats took four free throws in the game and went 3-for-4 from the line.

The Jackrabbits will go back on the road to take on Creighton Sunday in Omaha. Tip is set for 7 p.m. at D.J. Sokol Arena.