Saturday’s Summit League game between the Omaha and South Dakota State women looked an awful lot like Friday’s, right down to the final score.
The Mavericks once again jumped out to a first quarter lead, saw SDSU pull even by half, and the Jackrabbits again used a strong third quarter to go in front and ultimately hold on for the 64-54 victory at Baxter Arena. The Jacks won 62-50 on Friday.
With the win the Jacks improve to 11-2 and 4-0 in conference action.
Myah Selland, who went over the 1,000 career point plateau on Friday, led the Jacks with 15 points and eight rebounds. Paiton Buckhard and Tori Nelson each had 12 points, and freshman Madison Vlastuin hit three 3-pointers off the bench to lead the reserves with nine points.
Rebounds and turnovers were largely even, but SDSU held the Mavericks (1-8, 0-4) to 38 percent shooting and only one 3-pointer. SDSU shot 41 percent, made 7-of-22 from deep and 15-of-17 at the line.
Elena Pilakouta had 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Mavericks.
SDSU hosts North Dakota next weekend.