USD womenâ�?�?s BB earn first win The University of South Dakota women's basketball team had five players in score in double figures in an 83-47 win over Bemidji State Sunday in Vermillion. The win marked the first-ever win at USD for Coyote head coach Ryun Williams. USD was led by Bridget Yoerger (Sr., Hinton, IA), who recorded her second straight double-double with 23 points and 13 rebounds. Maggie Youngberg (Sr., Yankton) added a career-high 18 points as she hit 6-of-11 three-pointers. Annie Roche (RFr., Vermillion), added a career-best 14 points, while Kelli Fargen (Jr., Brookings) added a career-high 12 points. Natalie Carda (Sr., Beresford) chipped in with 11 points. A day after struggling shooting from the outside against Northwest Missouri State, the Coyotes were red-hot from three-point range, hitting 13-of-28 three-point attempts. USD built a 30-22 halftime lead but went on a big run in the second half to put the game out of reach. A 17-5 spurt, which included two three-pointers by Youngberg and one by Carda, helped USD built a 58-31 advantage with 11:04 left in the game. The Coyotes followed that with a 17-4 spurt, which included threes from Ashley Wiemann (Sr., Vermillion) and Youngberg, to build a commanding 74-35 lead with 7:53 left in the game. USD was 9-of-13 from three-point range in the second half and outscored Bemidji 53-25. Yoerger had 12 points and nine rebounds in the first half as USD built an eight-point halftime lead. For the game, USD shot 49.3 percent from the field (33-of-67), compared to 35.8 percent for Bemidji State. Jasmine Mosley (Jr., Bellevue, NE) had a career-high eight rebounds for USD, while Carda had six rebounds. Roche had six assists for USD while Mosley had five assists and four steals.
By David Lias For most people in Vermillion, Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson have been merely images on newsprint. The … Read Article