USD women drop OT decision to Nebraska-Omaha

USD women drop OT decision to Nebraska-Omaha
Ashley Robinette scored a career-high 29 points but it was not enough as the South Dakota women's basketball team (13-8, 1-5 NCC) dropped an 85-83 overtime decision Feb. 2 to Nebraska-Omaha (16-7, 2-4 NCC) in North Central Conference basketball at the DakotaDome.

For the second straight game, the Coyotes lost by two points.

Robinette, a sophomore forward from South Sioux City, NE, set a career-high in points for the second straight game as she scored 26 points in a 65-63 loss to Minnesota State on Jan. 28. She hit 8-of-15 field goals, including 4-of-9 three-point baskets to lead USD. Robinette also hit 9-of-13 shots from the foul line while dishing out four assists, blocking a shot and registering two steals in 38 minutes of action.


USD also received 14 points and seven assists from Meghan Woster of Sioux Falls, who hit 4-of-5 shots from beyond the three-point arc. Reserve forward Janielle Bryan of Bellevue, NE, scored a career-best 15 points for USD. Bryan made 6-of-6 field goal attempts and was 3-of-5 from the foul line. Freshman forward Bridget Yoerger of Hinton, IA, had 13 points, a team-high seven rebounds, two assists as well as a blocked shot and a steal.

Karen Thies had 32 points and 12 rebounds to lead UNO, which has defeated South Dakota five straight times. UNO also received 14 points from Toni Kinsey and Lacey Geitzenauer. J.J. Smith had 11 points and Cayla Hargrove added 10 points for the Mavericks.

South Dakota hit 44.1 percent (26-of-59) from the field while UNO made 52.6 percent (30-of-57) of their field goal attempts. The Coyotes made 41.4 percent (12-of-29) of its three-point baskets.

, including 9-of-15 in the first half. UNO won the rebound battle, 38-27. UNO hit 50 percent (9-of-18) from three-point range.

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