SDSU defeats Seton Hall to claim WNIT Championship
Jackrabbits roll 82-50 to claim first WNIT title in program history
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - The South Dakota State University Women’s Basketball Team beat Seton Hall in commanding fashion to claim the WNIT Championship.
The Jackrabbits downed Pirates by a final score of 82-50 in front of a sellout crowd at Frost Arena Saturday in Brookings.
Unlike their previous two WNIT games (a 78-73 win over Alabama and Thursday’s 62-59 Semifinal win over UCLA), SDSU left no doubts and put this game to bed early.
Powered by a 21-1 first quarter run State built a 25-7 and never looked back. They led 40-18 at half and 62-31 after three quarters.
State was particularly good on the glass, out-rebounding the Pirates 40-23 and get 17 offensive rebounds which led to 20 second chance points.
Five players scored in double figures for the SDSU women. Kallie Theisen led all scorers with a career-high 16 while also pulling down 11 rebounds. Myah Selland scored 12 points and pulled down 11 rebounds on her way to winning WNIT Tournament MVP. Haleigh Timmer added 14 points and also made the All-Tournament team.
The victory marks SDSU’s first WNIT championship. It is the second time a program from the state of South Dakota has won the WNIT with the University of South Dakota doing it in 2016 on their home floor as well.
The Jackrabbits finish 29-9 on the season.
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