Rotert paces Jacks to road win

Marcus Traxler

Marcus TraxlerAssistant Sports Editor

Now would be a good time for the SDSU to find their stride.

The Jackrabbits play five of their final seven games on the road and got off to a strong start by dominating Centenary, 83-50, in Shreveport, La. on Feb. 5. SDSU only trailed once, then blew the game wide open in the first half, going 12-of-14 from the freethrow line and building a 22-point lead at halftime.

With the affair in hand, the Jackrabbits solidified the lead by shooting 70 percent in the second half, capping SDSU’s second-best shooting show of the season.

“As a coach, we want our players to have confidence that they can make shots. It’s just the difference between settling for it and getting the best shot. We just didn’t settle for shots and that was a big difference,” said SDSU head coach Aaron Johnston.

It is the seventh time this year that SDSU has reached 80 points with the Jacks winning each of those contests. Kristin Rotert led the Jackrabbits with 18 points and the inside combo of Katie Lingle and Jennie Sunnarborg scored 14 and 13 respectively.

The team struggled to get from Dallas to Shreveport on Feb. 4 with the winter storm that hit the southern part of the U.S., leading to a long day of travel after leaving Brookings that morning.

“We need to continue to get better. It’s not just about playing the next game. We want to get to be a better team and we want to play hard every time we step on the court,” Johnston said.