Sports in brief 1/27/16

Women’s Basketball 

Madison Guebert secured two key victories for the SDSU women’s basketball team. 

After going 0-3 from the field through the first 49 minutes of action, Guebert rose up and sank the game-winning jumper against IUPUI in a double overtime thriller Thursday night in Frost Arena. Sophomore Ellie Thompson led the Jacks with a 13-point, 12-rebound double-double in the game in the win. 

Following up her game-winner, Guebert led the Jacks with 21 points on 8-of-11 shooting, including 5-of-8 from three, in SDSU’s 85-63 rout of Western Illinois on Saturday afternoon. 

Track and Field

The SDSU track and field team hosted the Jim Emmerich and Alumni Invitational this past Saturday at the SJAC. On the men’s side, junior Alejandro Sanchez set a new facility record in the 800-meter run. Ephram Albrecht was the other Jackrabbit man to claim a win, taking first in the triple jump. Jeremiah Ary finished in third in triple jump and fourth in the long jump. Other high finishes included LeAndre Kennedy in the 60-meter dash (2nd), Traxton Priebe in the 300-meter hurdles (2nd), Kyle Burdick in the one-mile run (2nd) and Trevor Capra and Brendan Sage finishing second and third, respectively, in the 3000-meter run.

For the women, Jazzelena Black was the Jack’s only first-place finisher, as she took first in the triple jump. Other top finishes included Silvia Zanini in discus (3rd), Evelyn Klein in the 300-meter hurdles, Renae Dykstra in the 800-meter run (2nd) and freshmen Rachel King and Emily Donnay finishing second and third, respectively, in the one-mile run.

With the two wins, the Jacks improve to 16-4 overall and 6-1 in Summit League play. SDSU returns to action Thursday at Oral Roberts, who is also 6-1 in conference play



The SDSU wrestling team wrapped up a perfect weekend home stand, holding off Air Force, 23-15, in a Big 12 Conference dual Sunday at Frost Arena.

In winning their eighth straight dual, the Jackrabbits improved to 9-5 overall and 2-1 in the Big 12 Conference. Air Force dropped to 5-4 overall, 0-3 against Big 12 opposition.

Senior 125-pounder Ben Gillette got the Jackrabbits out to a quick start, posting a 15-4 major decision over Drew Romero in the first bout of the day.

The two squads then traded pins as Air Force’s Josh Martinez recorded a third-period pin over.

Brance Simms, ranked No. 17, at 133 pounds and Jackrabbit 141-pounder Seth Gross countered with a first-period pin of Dylan Hyder.

SDSU built its lead to 16-6 with back-to-to back decisions by Alex Kocer and Cody Pack. Pack’s 10-6 victory over Alex Mossing in the 157-pound bout was his 20th victory of the season and 105th of his career.

David Kocer posted his team-leading 21st win of the season with a 19-6 major decision over Zen Ikehara in the 174-pound weight class. Nate Rotert, ranked No. 14, secured the Jackrabbit victory as he hung on for a 9-8 decision against Parker Hines, ranked No. 18, at 197 pounds.

Men’s Basketball

Senior wing Jake Bittle returned to the lineup for the first time since late December and propelled the men’s basketball team to an 86-74 victory at Oral Roberts. 

A Bixby, Oklahoma native, Bittle contributed eight points and five rebounds in his first game played since Dec. 19 at Florida Gulf Coast. 

Senior guard George Marshall led the Jacks with 18 points on 7-of-14 shooting overall and 4-of-7 from three to go along with five rebounds. Freshman post Mike Daum added 15 points, seven rebounds and one block off the bench. 

The Jacks improved to 5-2 in conference play and 16-5 overall with two wins over the weekend. SDSU hosts league-leading Omaha on Thursday night. 


The SDSU women’s tennis team picked up its first, knocking off Nebraska-Kearney 5-2 at the Sid and Hazel Dillon Tennis Center in Lincoln, Nebraska. 

All three doubles teams earned victories for the Jacks, giving SDSU the earn points advantage. In singles action, four seniors earned wins to secure the team victory. 

Iasmin Rosa won in No. 1 singles action, knocking off Yuxiu Sun 6-4 and 7-5. Florencia Magni topped Sthefani Rodriguez 6-3, 6-0 and Ffion Davies defeated Paula Jimenez 6-3, 6-3 won in No. 2 and No. 3 action, respectively. Senior Tiffany Filipovich won at No. 6 singles action 6-3, 6-1 in her first action of the season. 

With the win, the Jacks improve to 1-1 on the season. SDSU begins a six-match road swing with matches set against Southern Utah and Portland State Friday. 


Swim and Dive

The Jackrabbit men’s and women’s swim and dive teams swept USD at the HPER Center last Friday. The men cruised to a 199-98 victory, while the women snuck out a 156-144 win.  

The women trailed by 10 points with just two events remaining, but a sweep of the 200-yard individual medley with Kayce Smith, Kristin Erf and Kalen Critchley going 1-2-3 gave SDSU the lead. Erf teamed with Hadlie Overhue, Cassie Hendricks and Abby Zenner to seal the win with a victory in the 200 freestyle relay.

On the men’s side, Daniel Jacobson, Wyatt Rumrill, Garth Wadsworth and Ben Bolinske teamed up to break the pool record in the 400-yard medley relay. Bolinske also set pool records in the 50 and 100-yard freestyle.

The men are now 4-1 in duals this season, while the USD win marked the women’s first victory. The women will look to keep the momentum up in their final duel of the season Friday when they host Omaha.