South Dakota blasts UCCS women
All five South Dakota starters scored in double figures as the Coyotes defeated the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs 85-45 Saturday afternoon at Vermillion, S.D.
Tonya Tripp led the Mountain Lions (0-4) with 12 points. Tripp and Emily Jenkins each grabbed a team-high five rebounds.
Bidget Yoerger led South Dakota (5-1) with 18 points. Shannon Daly had 13 points while Jeana Hoffman, Jenna Hoffman and Ashley Robinette each added 10. Robinette also had a career-high 11 assists for her third career double-double.
The Mountain Lions again struggled with their shooting, converting on only 26.8 percent of their field goal attempts. UCCS has not shot better than 42 percent in a game this season and has topped 35 percent only once.
Nancy Hoist added nine points and three steals for UCCS, while Jenkins had seven points and freshman Alex Pitts had six.
Tripp scored the first five points for the Mountain Lions as they led 2-0 and 5-3. Shortly afterward, however, the Coyotes launched into a 26-2 run that blew the game open. UCCS cut the gap to 18 on a Hoist free throw with 3:18 left in the half, but a 9-3 run gave South Dakota a 42-18 halftime lead.
After two more Hoist free throws made the score 48-27 with 17:47 left in the game, the Coyotes put together a 13-2 run.
The Mountain Lions will conclude their brutal season-opening nonconference schedule Sunday when they travel to Wayne State on Sunday.
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