WBB: Johnston earns victories 500 and 501 with wins over Western Illinois
BROOKINGS, S.D. (GoJack.com) — South Dakota State women’s basketball opened Summit League play with a 71-61 win over Western Illinois Friday night at Frost Arena, giving head coach Aaron Johnston his 500th career win.
Myah Selland led all scorers with 16 points, recorded six rebounds and three assists. Paiton Burckhard scored 13 points, pulled down five rebounds and dished two assists. Tylee Irwin added 12 points, three rebounds and two assists. Tori Nelson finished with 11 points and a team-high seven rebounds, while Lindsey Theuninck scored eight points, recorded five rebounds and dished three assists.
South Dakota State women’s basketball won its sixth-consecutive game with an 87-66 victory over Western Illinois Saturday night at Frost Arena.
The Jacks, now 9-2 overall and 2-0 in Summit League action, shot 46.9 percent from the field, scored 30 points off turnovers and dished 22 assists. Defensively, the Jacks forced 25 turnovers.
Myah Selland scored a career-high 29 points, while finishing with her seventh-career double-double after grabbing 11 rebounds. Selland also dished a season-best six assists. Tylee Irwin scored 16 points and Tori Nelson scored 10 while recording five rebounds and a career-best six assists. Paiton Burckhard added 10 points and four rebounds.
South Dakota State travels to Omaha next Friday for its first road contest of league play. Tipoff is set for 3 p.m. at Baxter Arena.