South Dakota State beats Notre Dame 65-59 for 1,000th victory in program history

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CANCUN, Mexico – The program’s 1,000th victory was a significant one as South Dakota State defeated Notre Dame 65-59 in the Cancun Challenge on Friday morning at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya.

The Jackrabbits opened the game on a 15-2 run. They were up 18-11 after a quarter and 34-21 at halftime before seeing the lead peak at 16 points – 40-24 – at the 7:16 mark of the third.

The Fighting Irish (4-4), who went 8-of-12 from the field in the third, countered with a 24-5 spurt. They pulled even at 45-all through three and then moved ahead 48-45 on Anaya Peoples’ traditional three-point play with 9:21 remaining in the game.

Paiton Burckhard answered with a bucket and Tori Nelson hit a 3-pointer. The game was tied for the final time – 50-50 – following Marta Sniezek’s transition bucket with 7:17 showing on the clock.

The Jackrabbits used a 10-2 run to take control.

Selland hit a pair of free throws with 6:00 to go and Burckhard scored with 5:27 left.

Peoples converted on the other end for ND with 5:11 to play.

Nelson and Burckhard had back-to-back buckets, the latter coming with 3:37 left, and Selland hit a short jumper to make it 60-52 at the 2:59 mark.

Later, the Fighting Irish’s Katlyn Gilbert buried a jumper and Sam Brunelle knocked down a trey to cut the deficit to 61-59 with 48 seconds left.

Selland’s driving basket with 33 seconds to play made it a two-possession game.

Nelson posted her first collegiate double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds.

Burckhard (6-of-7) and Selland (6-of-8) scored 14 points apiece on combined 12-of-15 shooting. Both grabbed six boards, with Selland dishing out seven assists.

SDSU dominated the glass 53-25, including 18-5 on the offensive end.

South Dakota State (5-2), which beat No. 21 South Florida 61-50 on Thursday, closes the event taking on Florida Gulf Coast today at 12:30 p.m.

Notes: It marked SDSU’s first win over Notre Dame in three meetings. … The Jackrabbits’ all-time record is 1,000-427.

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 65, NOTRE DAME 59

Notre Dame (4-4)

Katlyn Gilbert 7-11 3-4 17, Anaya Peoples 6-12 3-6 15, Destinee Walker 4-16 4-6 12, Sam Brunelle 1-7 4-4 7, Marta Sniezek 2-3 1-2 5, Danielle Cosgrove 1-7 1-2 3, Kaitlin Cole 0-1 0-0 0, Nicole Benz 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-57 16-24 59.

South Dakota State (5-2)

Tori Nelson 5-15 4-6 15, Paiton Burckhard 6-7 2-2 14, Myah Selland 6-8 2-2 14, Rylie Cascio Jensen 2-6 0-0 5, Tylee Irwin 2-8 0-0 4, Sydney Stapleton 2-5 0-0 6, Kallie Theisen 1-5 1-4 3, Lindsey Theuninck 0-5 2-4 2, Megan Bultsma 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 25-60 11-18 65.

Notre Dame 11  10  24  14    59

SDSU 18  16  11  20    65

3-point goals – ND 1-17 (Brunelle 1-4, Gilbert 0-1, Cole 0-1, Cosgrove 0-2, Walker 0-9), SDSU 4-25 (Stapleton 2-5, Cascio Jensen 1-4, Nelson 1-7, Burckhard 0-1, Irwin 0-3, Theuninck 0-5). Rebounds – ND 25 (Peoples 8), SDSU 53 (Nelson 13). Assists – ND 8 (Gilbert, Sniezel, Cosgrove 2), SDSU 16 (Selland 7). Steals – ND 9 (Peoples 4), SDSU 8 (Irwin 4). Blocks – ND 2 (Cosgrove 2), SDSU 6 (Selland, Irwin 2). Turnovers – ND 10, SDSU 22. Total fouls – ND 18, SDSU 21. Fouled out – none. Technical fouls – none. A – 259.

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