Lady T’s defensive efforts pull away for 76-64 win over (RV) Kansas Wesleyan

It’s been home sweet home for the Dakota State women’s basketball team to start the 2017-18 season. The Lady T’s picked up their second win on the year, defeating Kansas Wesleyan 76-64 at the Fieldhouse on Saturday to stay undefeated at home. DSU’s defensive play from Britley Plautz was on full display while holding the Coyotes to 26 percent shooting.

The first half opened with back and forth scoring between both teams as the Trojans held a 40-36 lead heading to the locker room. Shooting free throws also mounted up early in the game, the Lady T’s and Coyotes combined for 40 attempts in the first half. Kansas Wesleyan tried to contend in the second half but a poor 23 percent shooting from the field did not help their cause. The Lady T’s also got help from 14 blocked shots and 36 points in the paint on their way to a 76-64 victory over Kansas Wesleyan. Sydney Mortensen led the Coyotes with 15 points and 4 assists in the loss.

Jamie Tebben posted a game-high 19 points for Dakota State to go with 13 rebounds. Britley Plautz recorded a triple-double of 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 blocked shots. Kennedy Wagner ended up with 15 points and 5 assists for the Lady T’s. Dakota State improves to 2-3 overall on the season and is 2-0 at the DSU Fieldhouse. The Lady T’s return to the court on Tuesday to face Trinity Bible College, tip-off will be at 5:30pm with the men’s to follow.