Well-balanced Jackrabbits defeat Western Illinois

BROOKINGS, S.D. (GoWatertown.net) — South Dakota State women’s basketball topped Western Illinois 75-45 on Saturday afternoon at Frost Arena in the Lamb Bonanza game.

The Jackrabbits improved to 11-6 on the season and 3-0 in Summit League action, while Western Illinois fell to 7-9, 1-2 Summit League.

The Jackrabbits’ balanced attack was led by Tagyn Larson with 21 points. The senior added seven rebounds and two blocks, while shooting 3-of-3 from beyond the arc. Rylie Cascio Jensen turned in 11 points and dished a team-high five assists.

Paiton Burckhard registered her first-ever double-double with 10 points and a career-high 11 rebounds. Megan Bultsma tied her career-best for the second consecutive game as she scored 10 points. Tylee Irwin added to eight points and seven boards for the Jacks.

SDSU shot 42.1 percent from the field, while holding the Fighting Leathernecks to just 22.9 percent (16-of-70) shooting. The Jacks also held a 49-43 rebounding advantage.

South Dakota State travels to take on Denver on Thursday. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. CT/7 p.m. MT.

 

(PHOTO: SDSU Sports Information)