Women’s basketball 7-4 versus D-I teams

University Relations

University Relations

South Dakota State improved to 7-4 against Division I competition with a 58-36 victory over the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Saturday night.

Five of SDSU’s first six field goals were three-pointers and the Jacks opened an early 19-6 lead. UWM cut it to 25-20 but Megan Vogel hit a three-pointer to make it 28-20 at halftime. Then SDSU scored the first six points of the second half on a basket by Christina Gilbert and two free throws each by Heather Sieler and Brook Dickmeyer.

Milwaukee closed within 41-29 and it was 47-31 before the Jacks closed the game with an 11-5 run.

Vogel led SDSU with 13 points while Shannon Schlagel scored 10. SDSU was 21-of-51 from the field, 41.2 percent, including 8-for-23 on three-point attempts. UWM shot just 20.8 percent, second worst in school history, hitting 11-of-53 field goal attempts, and was 2-for-19 on three-point shots. UWM’s leading scorer on the season, Nichole Drummond, was 1-for-13 from the field.

UWM had a 39-37 rebounding advantage, but had 22 turnovers, three more than SDSU.

The Jacks, now 13-4 overall, will play at Wisconsin-Green Bay on Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m.