SDSU MBB…All five Jackrabbit starters scored in double figures and Jordan Dykstra tallied his Summit League-leading eighth double-double, as South Dakota State sent its four seniors out in style with a 75-61
Dykstra led the Jackrabbits with 19 points and added 10 rebounds to complete the double-double. Brayden Carlson finished with 15 points, Jake Bittle 13, Cody Larson 12 and Chad White10 points in the win.
Brandon Bos led all players with 21 points off the bench, with Tyler Flack scoring 16 in the loss.
SDSU WBB…Led by five players scoring in double figures, South Dakota State University closed the 2013-14 regular season with a season-high 99 points as the Jackrabbits downed the University of South Dakota 99-88 Sunday at the DakotaDome.
The Jackrabbits enter The Summit League Championships with a 22-8 overall record and as the top seed. SDSU won the regular-season league title, its fifth consecutive, with a 13-1 mark. The Jackrabbits play the winner of the South Dakota/Western Illinois matchup March 10 at the Sioux Falls Arena at noon. USD falls to 16-13 and 7-7.
Megan Waytashek led five Jackrabbits in double figures as she scored a game-high 18 points, 14 coming in the second half. Mariah Clarin added 14 points and a game-high eight rebounds. Gabby Boever (scored 14 points, highlighted by a career-high tying three three-point field goals. Steph Paluch added 13 points. Clarissa Ober scored a career-high 12 points coming off the bench.
SDSU BASEBALL…South Dakota State lost the lead in the bottom of the ninth inning, but recovered to score the game-winning run in the top of the 10th for a 7-6 Jackrabbit victory over UTSA in the opening game of a college baseball doubleheader Saturday.
UTSA recorded an 8-5 victory in the second day of the game and series finale, improving to 7-4 overall after winning two of three games in the weekend set. SDSU moved to 6-5 on the season.
SDSU pushed across the winning run in the 10th inning with help from an error and a balk. Al Robbins walked with one out and advanced to second when Reid Clary reached on a dropped fly ball. Both runners moved up a base on a balk, and Robbins came across with what proved to be the winning run on a groundout by Tyler Shannon.
Cody Sharrow was 3-for-4 to lead SDSU’s 12-hit effort. Reid Clary and Tyler Shannon each tallied two hits.
Jackrabbit starter Chris Anderson struck out four, walked three and gave up four hits in seven innings of one-run baseball, but did not factor into the decision.
In the second game of the day, UTSA scored a combined seven times between the fifth and sixth innings to pull away for an 8-5 victory.
Jordan Varga and Scott Splett each collected two of the Jackrabbits’ nine hits. Chad Hodges struck out only one batter and walked three in 4 1/3 innings as he suffered his first loss of the season. The junior right-hander gave up five runs on eight hits, while Emery was charged with the other three runs.
SDSU WOMEN’S TRACK…Shelby Assmus, Mary Wirth and the 4x400-meter relay team posted second-place finishes on the final day of the 2013-14 Summit League Indoor Track and Field Championships. Assmus recorded a mark of 47 feet, 11 1/4 inches in the shot put, Wirth cleared a height of 5-9 3/4 in the high jump .
Two Jackrabbit jumpers joined Wirth in the top-10 of the high jump event. Kali Olson and Ashley Wagner went back-to-back with their fifth- and sixth-place finishes. Olson posted a season-best height of 5-7 3/4 and Wagner cleared a height of 5-1 3/4.
In the women’s one-mile run, four Jackrabbits finished in the top-10. Carly Carper posted a personal-best time of 7.66 as she ran to a third-place finish in the 60-meter dash. Her time ranks second all-time in the SDSU record books. Also in the 60-meter dash, Fritz placed sixth with her time of 7.89. In the 200-meter dash, Carper (24.94) and Fritz (25.46) went fifth and sixth.
Carper’s time of 24.94 is a personal best and ranks third all-time at SDSU.
SDSU MEN’S TRACK…Joel Reichow continued his stellar weekend at the 2013-14 Summit League Indoor Track and Field Championships as he held off North Dakota State’s Brett Kelly to win the 5,000-meter run. Reichow won the race with his personal-best time of 14 minutes, 39.42 seconds.
In the high jump, all three Jackrabbit jumpers hit personal-best marks. Jake Sanderson tied his personal-best mark with a height of 6-2 3/4 to place 10th. seventh in the 60-meter hurdles with his time of 8.93.
Husman was named The Summit League Male Newcomer of the Championship for his performance this weekend.
STATE WRESTLING…Brookings placed seventh in the team standings at the state “A” wrestling tournament which concluded Saturday at Rapid City.
Aberdeen Central won the team title, with Pierre second.
The Bobcat place winners:
Jacob Puppe-3rd, 106
Justin Nixon-4th, 113
Peter Hansen-4th, 138
Nick Hanson-5th, 145
Devon Crandall-7th, 152
Adam Palmer-8th, 170
Wyatt Resmen-6th, 182
Eddie Miller-5th, 220
Also, Dell Rapids’ Leon Maxewell captured the 220-pound title, defeating Aberdeen Central’s Dalton Cox in the finals.
The state “B” wrapped up in Aberdeen Saturday, with Flandreau’s Jace Christiansen closing out a 52-0 season with a 3-0 decision over Alex Davies of Canton. Jake Scofield was sscond at 152, and Dylan Rice 4th at 113.
Deuel’s Braxton Fuller was seventh at 285, and Zack Stoltenburg was 7th at 113. Kingsbury County’s Brody Harkness was eighth at 113.
Team wise, Flandreau placed tenth in the team staindings.