Coyote women extend winning streak 87-55 The University of South Dakota womenâ�?�?s basketball team shot 62.9 percent in the first half on its way to an 87-55 win over the College of St. Mary (NE) in action Saturday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. It was the ninth consecutive win for the Coyotes (9-1), who have not lost a game since Nov. 15. Ashley Wiemann (Sr., Vermillion) tied a career-high with seven 3-pointers as she led the Coyotes with 21 points. She hit 7-of-7 three-pointers in the first half as USD finished the first half shooting 64.7 percent (11-of-17) from three-point range. Bridget Yoerger (Sr., Hinton, IA) added 18 points and eight rebounds. Jasmine Mosley (Jr., Bellevue, NE) added 11 points and eight rebounds. The Coyotes built a 57-26 halftime lead thanks to red-hot shooting from the field. Wiemann and Yoerger combined for 37 points in the first half on 14-of-18 (77.8 percent) shooting from the field. The 57 points were the most by the Coyotes in a half this season. USD stretched the lead to as many as 35 in the second half as it cruised to the win. Michelle Dirks (Jr., Brookings) added a career-high seven points for USD. Maggie Youngberg (Sr., Yankton) also had seven points. Haley Juhnke (So., Vivian) had a career-high three steals for USD, while Kendra Schomer (So., Madison, NE) had a career-high two steals. Annie Roche (RFr., Vermillion had six assists, which tied a career high. In all, 12 Coyote players scored in the game. The 87 points were the most USD has scored this season. The Coyotes resume action on Saturday, Dec. 20 at home against the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Game time is 1 p.m. at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. Notes: Hannah Youngberg (Fr., Yankton) scored her first points as a Coyote with a three-point play in the second halfâ�?¦Kara Iverson (Jr., Yankton) saw her first action of 2008-09 after missing the first nine games because of an injury. Iverson had three points and tied a career high with three reboundsâ�?¦ Yoerger had scored in double figures in all 10 USD games this season.
By David Lias For most people in Vermillion, Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson have been merely images on newsprint. The … Read Article