VERMILLION, SD — No. 21 Creighton obtained 21 factors and 10 rebounds from Morgan Maly and 16 factors and 4 assists from Molly Mogensen in a 74-51 win over South Dakota Thursday on the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.
Creighton drew 2-0 with the win and prevailed away at each South Dakota State and South Dakota. The Bluejays ended a six-game dropping streak in opposition to USD courting again to the 2013-14 season. The Coyotes (1-1) ended the nation’s seventh longest profitable streak of 14 video games. South Dakota misplaced for the sixth time in 85 video games on the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.
South Dakota led 19-12 after the primary quarter however remained scoreless till the ultimate 8:20 of the second quarter. Creighton surpassed the Coyotes 21-3 in body. Maly and Mogensen had 19 factors mixed within the first half whereas South Dakota was 8 of 25 from the sphere and had 10 turnovers.
Grace Larkinswho led South Dakota by 20 factors, hit a 3-pointer and Madison Grange made two free throws early within the second half that diminished the deficit to 6. But Mogensen countered with a 3 and Maly transformed a 3 level play to take the lead again to 12. Creighton led the remainder of the best way by double digits. Both Mogensen and Maly achieved their highest scores of their careers.
“We played against quality opponents and a top 25 team in Creighton and I was proud of how fearless we played in the first quarter,” USD head coach mentioned Kayla Karius. “We began very robust and have been essentially the most aggressive group on the ground.
“I felt prefer it was a backwards and forwards battle and a number of nice classes have been realized all through the sport. We struggled to attain within the second quarter which harm us however coming in from half time I felt like we confirmed some tenacity and battle. We will use this expertise to develop and put together for our subsequent opponent.”
South Dakota posted a program document 19 three-pointers in simply 27 tries in opposition to Midland Monday, however have been 2-for-17 from exterior the arc on Thursday. That was regardless of Alexi Hanpe making one to start out the sport and Larkins making one to start out the third quarter. Creighton was 4-of-16 from 3-point vary.
Hempe had eight factors and Jenia Ugofsky supplied submit presence with seven factors and 6 rebounds. Larkins led the Coyotes with six boards, two assists, two steals and a block to go together with their second evening of school with 20 factors.
South Dakota takes to the streets for the primary time below Karius. The Coyotes meet Bradley at 2 p.m. Sunday in Peoria, Illinois. The Braves fell 83-38 of their season opener Thursday in Missouri.