USD women suffer 57-53 overtime loss

USD women suffer 57-53 overtime loss The University of South Dakota's Bridget Yoerger made a lay-up with five seconds left in regulation to send the game into overtime, but the Coyotes came up short suffering a 57-53 overtime loss to Seattle University on Saturday night, Feb. 14,  in Seattle, WA. USD falls to 14-8 overall with the loss, while Seattle University extends their win streak to nine straight and improve to 16-7 overall. USD went into halftime leading 28-18 and led by as many as 15 in the second half. SU however tied it up at 38-38 with 6:56 remaining and then in overtime SU's Chelsie Morrison sealed the win after making two free-throws put the Redhawks up by four with 10 seconds left. Bridget Yoerger (Sr., Hinton, IA) led the team with 16 points and 14 rebounds. Yoerger was 7-of-14 from the field. Annie Roche (RFr., Vermillion) added 14 points as she was 6-of-10 from the field. Ashley Wiemann (Sr., Vermillion) and Jasmine Mosley (Jr., Bellevue, NE) each added nine points. South Dakota finished the game shooting 42.3 percent from the field while shooting 35.3 from three-point range. Seattle was held to just 29.2 shooting from the field. USD however committed 19 turnovers in the game while SU had just nine. "Seattle picked up the defensive intensity in the second half," said head coach Ryun Williams. "We didn't handle the pressure real well." USD will be back in action on Monday in the DakotaDome hosting Houston Baptist at 7 p.m.

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