BROOKINGS,S.D. – It took until overtime in the second round of the Women’s NIT but the South Dakota State women’s basketball team’s season came to an end Sunday in front of a 2,793 fans at Frost Arena. Colorado, led by Kennedy Leonard and Haley Smith, snapped the Jackrabbits’ 10-game home win streak with an 81-75 victory. Junior Ellie Thompson’s 20 points and eight rebounds led the Jackrabbits, who end the season 23-9. Senior Kerrie Young and sophomore Madison Guebert each added 17 points. Young scored six points in the extra period while Guebert helped force the extra period. Leonard scored a game-high 29 points, 10 coming in overtime, to go with a team-high eight assists and seven rebounds. Smith added 21 points while Makenzie Ellis recorded 10 points. Pierre native, sophomore Sydney Palmer played 19 minutes for the Jackrabbits scoring 2 points while pulling down 5 rebounds and having an assist. Colorado, now 17-15, plays Iowa in the WNIT’s third round.
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