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SDSU Women Season Comes To An End In WNIT

Monday, March 20, 2017

From The SDSU Sports Desk

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 Kerri Young and sophomore Madison Guebert each added 17 points. Young scored six points in the extra period while Guebert helped force the extra period.

Colorado, now 17-15, plays Iowa in the WNIT's third round. 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. 

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