Women drop heartbreaker to FGCU

CANUN, MEXICO (GoJacks.com) — South Dakota State women’s basketball dropped a heartbreaker against Florida Gulf Coast in the final game of the Cancun Challenge on Saturday, as the Jacks fell 71-70 in the final seconds to snap a five-game winning streak.

SDSU fell to 5-3 and went 2-1 in the Cancun Challenge, while FGCU improved to 8-1 and finished the Cancun Challenge 3-0.

Myah Selland turned in another impressive performance with 20 points, five assists and four rebounds. Paiton Burckhard recorded 17 points and tied her career-best of nine rebounds. Tori Nelson posted 12 points and pulled down five boards.

The Jackrabbits outrebounded its opponent for the fifth straight game as it held a 34-26 advantage on the boards. FGCU was led by Keri Jewett-Giles with 24 points.

Myah Selland and Paiton Burckhard were named to the Cancun Challenge all-tournament team.

South Dakota State returns home to host Coppin State on Thursday at Frost Arena. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.