BROOKINGS, SD — South Dakota State started out flexing all the options on its deep roster of shooters, taking 22-point halftime lead and rolling on to the 2022 Postseason WNIT championship in front of a sellout crowd of 5,263 fans at Frost Arena.
The Jackrabbits (29-9) found their rhythm early, working the ball inside and out, while also playing impressive defense that held the Pirates (24-13) to 27 percent shooting from the field overall. South Dakota State also worked its way to a huge advantage in rebounds, leading that stat, 57-32.
Five players reached double figures in scoring for SDSU, with Kallie Theisen leading the way with16 points and 11 rebounds. Haleigh Timmer added 14 points, Paiton Burckhard scored 13 points and Myah Selland came through with 12 points, 11 rebounds and five assists. Tori Nelson scored 11 points.