Women defeat Bobcats in home opener

BROOKINGS, S.D. (GoJacks.com) — The South Dakota State University women’s basketball team topped Montana State, 60-50, on Thursday night at Frost Arena.

The Jackrabbits improved to 2-2, as the Bobcats picked up its first loss of the season, falling to 3-1.

A pair of Jacks scored in double figures led by Paiton Burckhard with 15 points, closely followed by Tagyn Larson with an early season-high off 14 points. Tylee Irwin led the rebounding efforts as she grabbed seven boards. Myah Selland held a team-best three assists, while adding six rebounds.

The Jackrabbits shot 56.3 percent from the field and 40 percent from long distance in the third quarter.  State held a 38.5 field goal percentage, while holding the Bobcats to 28.1 percent.

South Dakota State remains home as it hosts Wyoming on Saturday. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. at Frost Arena.

(PHOTO: SDSU Sports Information)