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USD Women Season Comes To An End In WNIT

Monday, March 20, 2017

From The Coyote Sports Desk

IOWA CITY, Iowa–Iowa center Megan Gustafson scored a career high 33 points, including 11 in the fourth quarter, to guide the Hawkeyes past the Coyotes 78-73 in the second round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament Saturday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

South Dakota (23-9) was led by sophomore guard Allison Arens’ team-high 24 points, six assists, six rebounds and three steals. The all-Summit League first team honoree concludes her sophomore campaign ranked seventh on USD’s single season scoring charts with 548 points. Arens, 10-for-13 from the free throw line Saturday, also surpassed Mandy Koupal’s sophomore season for the third-most free throws made in a single season.

Sophomore guard Jaycee Bradley and freshman guard Ciara Duffy also reached double-figures for the Coyotes with 17 points and 14 points, respectively. Bradley finished 6-of-8 from the field and 5-of-6 from outside the arc. With her five made threes, she tied Raeshel Contreras for fourth on USD’s single season charts with 86 3-pointers this season.

Seniors Bridget Arens and Abigail Fogg both scored seven points in their final games as Coyotes. Arens stepped on the court for her 137th career game Saturday, a South Dakota program record.

With seven underclassmen on the roster, including a freshman and two sophomores in the starting lineup, the future is bright for the South Dakota women’s basketball.

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