USD defeats University of Colorado-Colorado Springs

USD defeats University of Colorado-Colorado Springs The University of South Dakota women's basketball team had four players score in double figures to lead the Coyotes to a 66-58 victory over the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs on Monday night in the Lions' Den.?? USD finishes the Colorado road trip 2-1 while improving to 12-3 overall. The University of Colorado-Colorado Springs falls to 5-6 on the season. USD who went into halftime trailing 35-33 came out strong in the second half going on a 13-2 run in the first seven and half minutes. The Coyotes led by as many as 10 in the second half of play (51-41). Ashley Wiemann (Sr., Vermillion) hit some big three-pointers down the stretch as she hit one at the 12 minute mark to up the Yotes up by nine and then again later giving USD a 58-50 advantage with 5:43 remaining. Annie Roche (RFr., Vermillion) also hit a key three-pointer with 2:06 left to put USD up by eight. USD finished the game hitting free-throws down the stretch for the victory. South Dakota was led by a career-high performance from Roche who put up 17 points while also adding a team-high five assists. Kendra Schomer (So., Madison, NE) also had a strong showing both defensively and offensively as she added a career-high 11 points. Wiemann was five-of-eight from three-point range as she added 15 points. Jasmine Mosley (Jr., Bellevue, NE) contributed 10 points and seven rebounds. Bridget Yoerger (Sr., Hinton, IA) led South Dakota with 10 rebounds. UCCS however held a 50-31 rebound advantage in the contest as the Mountain Lions pulled down 21 offensive boards. South Dakota, who went into halftime trailing 35-33, held its largest lead of the first half with three point margin at 21-18. Roche led the team in the first half with 10 points, while Wiemann and Schomer each added six. The Mountain Lions held a 25-12 rebounding edge over USD at halftime as eight of the University of Colorado-Colorado-Springs's rebounds were offensive. USD finished the game shooting 44.2 percent (23-52) from the field and 50 percent from beyond the arc (9-18). UCCS shot 31.9 percent from the field and were lead by Mallory Lowe and Jazzmin Awa-Williams with 15 and 12 points respectively. South Dakota will play its next game on Friday, Jan. 16 against Houston Baptist University in Houston, TX at 7:05 p.m.

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