SDSU Men and Women Win in Summit League Basketball

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – South Dakota State got 23 points from Nate Wolters, 21 from Jordan Dykstra and ended the first half on an 18-0 run in an 77-61 win at Kansas City on Thursday night in Summit League action.  The Jackrabbits scored the first five points of the second half to push the run to 23-0 more than enough to overcome the Kangaroos 55.6 percent shooting percentage in the second half, 15-of-27.  Thomas Staton led a trio of Kangaraoos in double figures with 14 points.  The Jackrabbits, playing their fifth of six in a row on the road, improve to 11-5 overall and to 2-1 in The Summit League, while the Kangaroos’ seventh straight loss drops them to 4-11 overall and to 1-3 in the league.

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BROOKINGS, S.D. — Megan Waytashek recorded a double-double and the rest of the Jackrabbit supporting cast got in the mix as South Dakota State cruised to an 82-47 victory over Kansas City Thursday night in Summit League women’s basketball action at Frost Arena.  The victory was career win No. 300 for South Dakota State head coach Aaron Johnston as his Jackrabbits improved to 10-5 overall and 2-0 in league play.  Waytashek finished with 15 points and a career-high 11 rebounds for her second double-double of the season. Mariah Clarin was the only other Jackrabbit player in double figures with 12 points, although 11 of the 12 SDSU players to see action scored.  Eilise O’Connor led UMKC with 15 points.  UMKC, which lost its seventh game in a row, dropped to 4-11 on the season, 0-2 in The Summit League.


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