On Saturday, the Dakota State Women’s basketball team was on the road at Presentation and every player on the Trojans team scored in a 103-52 victory for DSU.
Even though Presentation was able to tie the game at 7-7 early in the first quarter, DSU was able to go on a 17-5 run to end the first quarter, leading 24-12 after the first and not relinquishing the lead for the rest of the game.
DSU led by double-digits for the rest of the game, going into halftime up 52-26 after shooting 58.8% from the field in the first half.
In the second half the Trojans continued to dominate, scoring 25 or more points in each of the final two quarters, while allowing 26 combined points in the entire second half on the Trojans’ way to a 103-52 victory.
Five Trojans scored double-digit points, with every Trojan scoring at least one point.
They were led by Elsie Aslesen with 16 points, along with four rebounds and a block. Savannah Walsdorf added 13 points and five rebounds. Sidney Fick had 12 points and five rebounds off the bench for DSU. Olivia Ritter and Angela Slattery each tallied 10 points.
Caitlin Dyer finished with nine points and Kristine Biniek had eight points. Courtney Menning with seven points and a game leading three steals. Lilli Mackley had five points and seven rebounds, while Miakken Vincent and Tabor Teel each had four points.
Brooke Gunderson finished with two points and Morgan Huber had one.
Emma Ogitchida led the Saints with 14 points and five rebounds for the Saints.
Dakota State shot 34-of-69 overall from the field (34-of-69 field goals) and held Presentation to 30.2 percent (16-of-53 field goals). The Trojans tied a season-high 13 3-pointers in 34 tries (38.2 percent). PC was 1-of-8 from the 3-point arc.
Dakota State also stole the ball 18 times compared to Presentation five steals, and outscored PC 61-19 in bench points and 27-10 points off turnovers.
The Trojans won their fourth straight league game, moving in a three-way tie for first place in the NSAA standings, and raised their overall record to 14-5 and 4-1 record in North Star contests. Presentation dropped their eighth straight game, falling to 1-15 overall record and winless in five conference games.
DSU won for the 14th time in the last 16 games and stayed undefeated in the 2023 portion of the schedule (4-0 record). They also earned their 23rd victory in the last 27 meetings with PC, including eight straight wins in the series meeting.
Dakota State stays on the road next weekend as they wrap up their first half portion of the North Star schedule when they pay a visit to Viterbo this Friday, January 20th at 5pm and also on Saturday versus Waldorf at 3pm.
Both games for the Trojans this weekend can be heard on FM 103.1 and online at AmazingMadison.com.