Miller moves to 2nd in scoring as Jacks drop Mocs

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The South Dakota State women’s basketball team opened Tuesday night’s game against Chattanooga with a 10-0 run and cruised to a 71-54 win in nonleague action at McKenzie Arena.

Macy Miller, who moved into second in career scoring at SDSU on a 3-pointer in the second quarter, led four Jackrabbits in double digits in scoring. The senior tallied 17 points and was 6-of-7 from the field, including a perfect 4-of-4 from 3-point range.

Paiton Burckhard scored 12 points on 6-of-7 shooting and grabbed a team- and career-best seven rebounds. Madison Guebert and Myah Selland each had 11 points.

The Jackrabbits shot 60 percent (30-of-50) from the field, including a 9-of-21 mark from downtown, and dished out 25 assists. They committed 20 turnovers and were 2-of-3 at the free-throw line.

Seven different SDSU players had at least three assists, including four apiece from Miller, Irwin and Lindsey Theuninck.

The Jackrabbits came up with 10 steals and blocked seven shots, including three by Larson. They held a 34-24 advantage on the glass.

Lakelyn Bouldin led the Mocs (4-6) with 18 points. Mya Long added 12 points.

Miller and Guebert each sank 3-pointers and Selland scored four points in the game-opening run. SDSU led 20-11 after the opening quarter.

Seven points by Tylee Irwin fueled an 8-1 run to put South Dakota State up 28-12 with 8:07 to play in the half. UTC cut the lead to 30-20 at 4:37 when Bouldin sank a pair of long 3-pointers to spark an 8-2 run. The Jackrabbits led 39-26 at halftime.

The Mocs opened the third quarter with a 7-0 run to cut the deficit to 39-33 at 5:19. With just a seven-point lead and 4:09 left on the clock, the Jackrabbits outscored UTC 10-2 to close the period.

Miller’s fourth 3-pointer of the game gave SDSU a 64-48 lead with 5:12 to go.

Chattanooga cut it to 64-54 on a 3-pointer by Bria Dial at 3:48. Guebert then scored five consecutive points and Selland added a layup for the final points.

Notes

Miller passed Megan Vogel for second in career scoring at SDSU. She now has 1,861 points, 27 points shy of first on the all-time scoring list. She needs 417 points to become the Summit League’s all-time scorer. ... Guebert is up to 1,439 career points, six points short of 11th in career scoring at SDSU. ... Guebert sank three 3-pointers tonight to move within 19 makes of becoming the all-time leader at SDSU and in the Summit League. 

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South Dakota State (5-3) begins a three-game homestand Saturday taking on No. 21 Drake at 2 p.m. at Frost Arena.

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 71, CHATTANOOGA 54

South Dakota State (5-3)

Macy Miller 6-7 4-4 1-2 17, Madison Guebert 4-11 0-0 11, Myah Selland 5-8 0-0 11, Tagyn Larson 3-4 1-1 7, Tylee Irwin 3-4 1-1 7, Paiton Burckhard 6-7 0-0 12, Lindsey Theuninck 2-2 0-0 4, Sydney Palmer 1-5 0-0 2, Rylie Cascio Jensen 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 30-50 2-3 71.

Chattanooga (4-6)

Lakelyn Bouldin 7-13 0-0 18, Morgan Hill 2-4 2-2 6, Bria Dial 1-6 0-0 3, Arianne Whitaker 1-5 0-0 2, Molly Melton 0-1 0-0 0, Mya Long 3-9 4-5 12, Brooke Burns 1-5 4-5 6, Eboni Williams 2-8 1-2 5, Abbey Cornelius 1-1 0-0 2, Rochelle Lee 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 18-54 11-14 54.

SDSU 20  19  16  16    71

UTC   11  15  14  14    54

3-point goals – SDSU 9-21 (Miller 4-4, Guebert 3-10, Irwin 1-1, Selland 1-3, Cascio Jensen 0-1, Palmer 0-2), UTC 7-18 (Bouldin 4-6, Long 2-5, Dial 1-2, Hill 0-1, Melton 0-1, Burns 0-1, Williams 0-1, Lee 0-1). Rebounds – SDSU 34 (Burckhard 7), UTC 24 (Williams 6). Assists – SDSU 25 (Miller, Irwin, Theuninck 4), UTC 8 (Hill, Melton 3). Steals – SDSU 10 (Larson 3), UTC 6 (Bouldin 2). Blocks – SDSU 7 (Larson 3), UTC 2 (Bouldin, Dial 1). Turnovers – SDSU 20, UTC 16. Total fouls – SDSU 17, UTC 5. Fouled out – none. Technical fouls – none. A – 1,279.


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