Women drop 74-68 decision to St. Cloud State

Women drop 74-68 decision to St. Cloud State Despite placing four players in double figures, the South Dakota women�s basketball team (14-10, 2-7 NCC) dropped another hard-fought North Central Conference decision Feb. 12 in a 74-68 loss to St. Cloud State (18-7, 5-5 NCC) at the DakotaDome.

Freshman Ashley Robinette tied her career-best with 20 points and also had six rebounds in 27 minutes of action. She hit 6-of-12 shots from the field and 8-of-10 free throws to lead the Coyotes. Also reaching double figures was sophomore guard Jenni Flynn who had 12 points and seven rebounds to go with two blocked shots and two assists. Megan Woster, a senior point guard, added 11 points, four assists and five rebounds. The other Coyote in double digits was Vanessa Yanez who had 10 points and four rebounds. Sophomore forward Erica Schroeder tied a career-best with a team-high eight rebounds.

Five St. Cloud players also reached double digits in scoring.

Overall, USD hit 24-of-56 field goals for 42.9 percent, but made just 4-of-17 from three-point range for 23.5 percent. The Coyotes converted 16-of-24 free throws for 66.7 percent. USD improved its shooting in the second half, making 16-of-30 shots for 53.3 percent.

The game was tied 10 times and the lead changed three times.

Next for South Dakota is a home encounter with North Dakota on Saturday, Feb. 19 at the DakotaDome with game time set for 6 p.m.

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