WBB: Coyotes dominate Western Illinois

MACOMB, Ill. (GoYotes.com) —South Dakota senior guard Chloe Lamb dropped 25 points in the Coyotes’ 73-56 victory at Western Illinois inside Western Hall.

South Dakota put four Coyotes into double-figures for the third time in Summit play.

Chole Lamb dropped her 11th career 20-point game tonight, eight of which have come in true road games. She scored 25 points on 9-of-16 shooting with five 3-pointers. She also grabbed five rebounds, stole the ball three times and blocked a shot – the 10th block of her career.

Freshman guard Maddie Krull tallied 15 points for the second-straight game, tying her season-high on 7-of-11 shooting. She also dished out a team-best four assists, grabbed five boards and recorded a steal.

Senior guard Liv Korngable and senior center Hannah Sjerven both notched 11 points.

Western Illinois had three players reach double-digit scoring. Gilmore and guard Elizabeth Lutz both scored 13 points, while forward Evan Zars tallied her third-straight double-double with 12 points and 12 boards. Lutz, the Summit’s steals leader, pestered the Coyotes into committing a season-high 17 turnovers. Lutz tallied a career-best seven steals in the game.

A putback by Hannah Sjerven in the final minute gave South Dakota a lead it would not relinquish as the Coyotes escaped Western Hall with a 61-56 road win over Western Illinois.

Senior Liv Korngable scored a game-high 21 points while playing all 40 minutes for the Coyotes.

Sjerven posted her fourth double-double of the season with 17 points and 12 boards. She added three blocks and two steals to her stat line. Sjerven also became the 17th Coyote to score 1,000 points and grab 500 rebounds at South Dakota. She will be recognized with a 1,000-point ball ahead of next Friday’s game versus Omaha.