Jacks fall to ‘Yotes in 2 OTs

James Cimburek/Press & Dakotan South Dakota State’s Tagyn Larson pressures South Dakota’s Ciara Duffy during the Jackrabbits’ 105-98 double overtime Summit League loss on Sunday at the Sanford Coyote Sports Center in Vermillion.

VERMILLION – South Dakota defeated rival South Dakota State 105-98 in double overtime in a wild Summit League women’s basketball matchup Sunday afternoon at the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.

The Coyotes’ Allison Arens opened the second OT with a layup and the home team never trailed again. The game was tied for the 10th and final time at 93-all following a pair of Macy Miller free throws with 3:42 to play.

USD’s Hannah Sjerven hit a short jumper with 3:27 left before knocking down two foul shots with 2:43 remaining, making it 97-93.

Miller answered with a layup on the other end; however, that would be as close as the Jackrabbits would get.

Madison McKeever’s steal led to a pair of Arens free throws with 2:00 to go and Sjerven again went 2-for-2 at the stripe with 1:27 left as the Coyotes moved ahead 101-95.

SDSU’s Madison Guebert went 1-of-2 at the line with 1:15 showing on the clock.

McKeever stuck the dagger soon thereafter, burying a jumper from the left side to make it 103-96 with 46 seconds to play.

South Dakota’s Ciara Duffy finished with 28 points, nine rebounds, seven assists and two steals.

Sjerven dropped in 23 points and grabbed nine boards in 29 minutes off the bench.

Allison Arens, who dished out six assists, contributed 20 points, while Chloe Lamb and Monica Arens both added 13.

The Coyotes shot 50 percent from the field (32-of-64) and from 3-point range (10-of-20). They were 31-of-41 at the line.

Miller tied a career high with 31 points on 11-of-17 shooting for South Dakota State. She added six boards and five dimes.

Tagyn Larson had a career-best 19 points to go with six rebounds, five blocks, three assists and two steals before fouling out. Myah Selland, who also fouled out, tallied 19 points, five boards, five assists and a pair of steals.

Guebert added 15 points.

The Jackrabbits ended up at 47.8 percent (33-of-69) from the floor, including 6-of-26 from long range, and went 26-of-30 on free throws.

Seven players fouled out, including five Jackrabbits.

USD was up 21-16 after a quarter and led by as many as 11 points – 35-24 – in the second before settling for a 39-37 halftime advantage. SDSU continued its push after the break, grabbing a 56-51 lead through three.

The Coyotes regained the lead at 64-63 on a Duffy trey with 5:34 remaining.

It was a back-and-forth affair after that.

Larson made two free throws to knot the score at 72-all with 1:51 showing on the clock.

Duffy had a putback on the other end, before Miller made 1-of-2 free throws, leaving the score at 74-73 in favor of USD with 25 seconds left.

Allison Arens went 2-of-2 from the stripe with 18 seconds left. Selland had a quick bucket down low following a timeout with 16 seconds to play to cut the deficit to one.

Duffy made two freebies with 15 seconds left. Selland again pulled SDSU within a point with another layup with 14 seconds to play.

Allison Arens converted two more foul shots at the 11-second mark to put the Coyotes on top 80-77.

Miller took the ensuing inbounds pass and pushed the ball down court, pulling up from 23 feet and knocking it down to make it 80-80 with less than 7 seconds to go.

Larson blocked Sjerven’s shot attempt in the lane as time expired, sending the game to OT.

Sjerven offset a pair of Miller free throws with a basket to open the extra period.

The visitors then scored seven consecutive points.

Larson and Selland both converted in the lane and Miller added a traditional 3-point play after grabbing an offensive rebound as the Jackrabbits moved ahead 89-82 with 2:52 to play.

The Coyotes rallied back.

Duffy made two free throws with 2:41 to go and Allison Arens connected from deep with 2:08 left, cutting the deficit to 89-87.

Miller stopped the spurt with a runner in the lane.

Arens went 2-of-2 from the line with 1:29 to play and Duffy, who was fouled 80 feet from the basket, did the same with 18 seconds to play go tie the score at 91-91.

Miller attempted to drive right and dished to Lindsey Theuninck on SDSU’s final possession; however, the redshirt-freshman’s shot rimmed off. Larson came up with a steal with less than 2 seconds to play on the other end to keep things knotted up.

South Dakota State (10-6, 2-1) plays host to Denver on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

South Dakota (14-3, 2-1) welcomes Purdue Fort Wayne on Saturday at noon.

Notes: Miller became the first women’s player in school history to top the 2,000-point mark for her career, pushing her total to 2,002. She passed Oakland’s Sarah Judd (1,975 from 1998-2002) for sixth in Summit League history. … With 1,565 career points, Guebert passed Karla Stevenson (1,562 from 1983-87) for eighth in SDSU history. She has 316 treys.


South Dakota State (10-6, 2-1 Summit)

Tagyn Larson 7-14 4-4 19, Myah Selland 7-12 4-4 19, Madison Guebert 3-13 8-10 15, Macy Miller 11-17 7-8 31, Tylee Irwin 0-3 1-2 1, Rylie Cascio Jensen 0-2 0-0 0, Lindsey Theuninck 0-1 0-0 0, Sydney Palmer 3-4 0-0 7, Paiton Burckhard 2-2 2-2 6, Sydney Stapleton 0-1 0-0 0, Megan Bultsma 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 33-69 26-30 98.

South Dakota (14-3, 2-1 Summit)

Taylor Frederick 0-3 3-4 3, Ciara Duffy 7-15 11-14 28, Allison Arens 6-11 6-6 20, Chloe Lamb 5-9 2-4 13, Madison McKeever 2-6 0-0 5, Claudia Kunzer 0-0 0-0 0, Liv Korngable 0-0 0-0 0, Monica Arens 4-7 2-2 13, Hannah Sjerven 8-13 7-11 23, Allison Peplowski 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 32-64 31-41 105.

SDSU 16  21  19  24  11    7      98

USD 21  18  12  29  11  14    105

3-point goals – SDSU 6-26 (Miller 2-6, Palmer 1-1, Larson 1-3, Selland 1-3, Guebert 1-8, Irwin 0-1, Theuninck 0-1, Stapleton 0-1, Cascio Jensen 0-2), USD 10-20 (M. Arens 3-4, Duffy 3-7, A. Arens 2-3, Lamb 1-2, McKeever 1-3, Frederick 0-1). Rebounds – SDSU 30 (Larson, Miller 6), USD 41 (Duffy, Sjerven 9). Assists – SDSU 19 (Selland, Miller 5), USD 19 (Duffy 7). Steals – SDSU 7 (Larson, Selland, Guebert 2), USD 4 (Duffy 2). Blocks – SDSU 5 (Larson 5), USD 2 (Duffy, Sjerven 1). Turnovers – SDSU 13, USD 11. Total fouls – SDSU 37, USD 27. Fouled out – Larson, Selland, Irwin, Palmer, Burckhard, A. Arens, M. Arens. Technical fouls – none. A – 6,004.


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