SDSU Women Lose at Drake


DES MOINES, Iowa – The South Dakota State women’s basketball team was edged by Drake, 74-67, in the season opener on Friday evening at the Knapp Center.  A pair of Jackrabbits scored in double figures led by Paiton Burckhard with a career-best 18 points. Myah Selland added 17 points, five rebound and two steals.  Rylie Cascio Jensen led the Jacks with a career-best seven rebounds while adding nine points and six assists. Tylee Irwin also recorded nine points and grabbed six boards.Tagyn Larson added five points and four rebounds.  The Jackrabbits got off to a slow start as the Bulldogs led by as many as 15 in the second quarter. Drake held a 38-26 advantage headed into halftime.  The Jackrabbits are now 0-1, while Drake improved to 1-0 to open the season.  South Dakota State continues its opening roadstand as it travels to take on Creighton on Tuesday.