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DSU women’s basketball lose tight battle with Dakota State

MADISON, S.D. -- Through most of the Dickinson State women's basketball teams matchup against Dakota State, the Blue Hawks kept pace. In the first quarter, the teams were notched at 24 points a piece and in the final frame, Dickinson State outsco...

MADISON, S.D. - Through most of the Dickinson State women’s basketball teams matchup against Dakota State, the Blue Hawks kept pace. In the first quarter, the teams were notched at 24 points a piece and in the final frame, Dickinson State outscored Dakota State 17-14. However, the Trojans broke away in the second with a turning a tie game to a 45-36 lead at the half before winning the night 83-74 on Saturday, Jan. 5 at the DSU Memorial Fieldhouse.

Dickinson State (7-11, 0-3 NSAA) junior guard Ashlie Larson tallied a season-high 25 points to lead all players while senior forward Rojin Karahan and freshman forward Danielle Wallace followed with 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Before fouling out, junior guard Celeste Pantoja led the Blue Hawks with seven rebounds.

Pacing the Trojans was Jessi Giles, who contributed 22 points on 4-11 shooting from three-point range.

Dakota State (2-13, 1-2 NSAA) outrebounded Dickinson State 51-36.

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Results SaturdayDakota State 83, Dickinson State 74DiSU 24 12 21 17DaSU 24 23 22 14DiSU (7-11, 0-3 NSAA): Ashlie Larson 25, Rojin Karahan 11, Danielle Wallace 10, Brook Janz 7, Celeste Pantoja 6, Lacey Waid 5, Anna Jofresa 4, Riley Helmick 4, Caleigh McClenahan 2.DaSU (2-13, 1-2 NSAA): Jessi Giles 22, Alexis Evans 14, Ashlyn Macdonald 12, Cassie Hand 10. Total fouls: DiSU 19, DaSU 13. Fouled out: DiSU, Pantoja. 3-point goals: DiSU 9-30 (Larson 4-10), DaSU 12-32 (Giles 4-11). Rebounds: DiSU 36 (Pantoja 7), DaSU 51 (Macdonald 11). Assists: DiSU 18 (Jofresa 6), DaSU 21 (Robson). Steals: DiSU 13 (Karahan 4), DaSU 4 (Evans 2). Blocks: DiSU 1 (McClenahan), DaSU 4 (Evans 2). Turnovers: DiSU 12, DaSU 24.

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