USD women suffer
heartbreaking loss to CSU Bridget Yoerger led the Coyotes with outstanding double-double performance of 18 points and 16 rebounds but could not get her last second shot to fall as The University of South Dakota women's basketball team suffered a heartbreaking 56-55 loss to Colorado State University on Saturday afternoon in Fort Collins, CO. The Coyotes fall to 11-3 on the season while the Rams improve to 5-8 overall. USD held a 10-point lead at 42-32 with seven minutes remaining after a 3-point basket from Maggie Youngberg (Sr., Yankton). Colorado State however put together a 10-0 run to tie the game at 42-42 with ten minutes left. ??After a back and forth battle between the teams, Yoerger (Sr., Hinton, IA) hit a free-throw to give the Coyotes a one point lead with 37 seconds left but CSU's Amaka Uzomah made a lay-up with 18 seconds left to give the Rams a 56-55 advantage. Yoerger had a chance to win the game at the buzzer but the shot did not fall. Yoerger led the charge, as she finished the game shooting 6-of-12 from the field and was 6-of-10 from the charity stripe. She also grabbed 16 rebounds in the contest. Annie Roche (RFr., Vermillion) added 12 points as she was 4-of-6 from the field while going 3-of-5 from 3-point range. Maggie Youngberg (Sr., Yankton) was the third Yote to reach double figure points as she posted 11 points. Jasmine Mosley (Jr., Bellevue, NE) led the team with three assists while adding seven points. Ashley Wiemann (Sr., Vermillion) also contributed seven points. South Dakota finished the game shooting 42.2 percent from the field (19-of-45) while holding Colorado State to a 38.6 field goal shooting percentage. Colorado State however held a 36-29 edge in rebounds.
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