SDSU WBB…Marissa Janning gave Creighton a 61-59 lead with 47 seconds remaining as the Bluejays closed Tuesday’s nonconference game with a 10-4 run to hand South Dakota State a 68-63 loss at the D.J. Sokol Arena.
The Jacks, now 0-2, were led by senior Steph Paluch as she scored 17 points. Junior Mariah Clarin added 12 points while junior Megan Waytashek recorded 11 points.
SDSU used a 7-0 run to take a 59-58 lead when Clarin scored with 2:40 remaining. Unfortunately, the Jackrabbits turned the ball over on back-to-back possessions.
Janning had a game-high 20 points, including eight of Creighton’s last 10 points.
The Jackrabbits outrebounded Creighton, 39-26. Senior Hannah Strop recorded a game-high eight rebounds while Clarin snared seven. Junior Gabby Boever led SDSU with seven assists and two steals.
SDSU plays its home opener Friday when the Jacks meet Georgetown at 7 p.m. in Frost Arena.
ALL-STATE XC…The South Dakota Cross Country Coaches’ Association has announced its All-State teams.
On the "AA" team is Addison DeHaven of Brookings.
The Class "A" team includes Nicolette Schmidt of Redfield-Doland, Cami Streff of Madison, McKayla Wieczorek of West Central and Simona Flute of Flandreau. John Noyes of Redfield-Doland and Caleb DeWeerd of Sioux Falls Christian also earned All-State.
Class "B" honorees include Janae Sampson of Arlington, Anna Wolles of Dells St. Mary’s, Justin Sudtelgte and Quinn Fargen of Elkton-Lake Benton, and Mitch Roeman of Dells St. Mary’s.
SDSU DIVER HONORED…Clark Kocourek has been named the Summit League's Diver of the Week.
Kocourek swept the boards as South Dakota State downed South Dakota, 161-81 Friday night. Kocourek's three-meter dive of 319.80 was the second-best in the league this season and just missed the NCAA Zone cut. The Omaha, Neb., native also won the one-meter dive with a mark of 274.72.
This is the second consecutive week that SDSU has won the award, as Connor Florand garnered the award last week.
NDSU LOSES OLSON… North Dakota State senior linebacker Grant Olson likely is done for the season after suffering a torn ligament in his left knee.
Bison coach Craig Bohl made the announcement during his weekly news conference. He says Olson's college career likely is over for the Bison, the top-ranked team in the Championship Subdivision.
Olson suffered the torn ACL in the second half of NDSU's 28-10 win over Illinois State on Saturday.
Olson has been the leading tackler the past two seasons for the Bison, who are seeking a third consecutive FCS title.