USD Moves to Semi Finals of WBI

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BEAUMONT, Texas Polly Harrington scored 15 points and Alexis Yackley recorded nine assists to lead the South Dakota women past the Lamar Cardinals 71-48 in the Womens Basketball Invitational (WBI) quarterfinals on Sunday afternoon.  Harrington shot 7-for-8 in the game and scored 13 points in the first half, while Yackley led the Coyotes in assists and rebounds for the second-straight game. Yackley had eight rebounds and finished the game with 442 career assists, passing Kelly Gese’s 439 career assist mark for fourth on USD’s all-time assist list.  Tempestt Wilson and Nicole Seekamp added 14 and 13 points, respectively.  The win gives the Coyotes (19-15, 10-6 Summit) one more home game as they will host a semifinal matchup with McNeese State (20-14, 11-7 Southland) on Thursday night at 7 p.m.  If the Coyotes win the semifinal matchup against McNeese State, they will play at Detroit (19-13, 9-7 Horizon League) or Pennsylvania (18-12, 9-5 Ivy League) in theWBI tournament championship next weekend.


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