Last night, Dakota State scored at least 20 points in each quarter to roll past Bacone 96-40 in the women’s basketball home opener at DSU Fieldhouse. The Trojans stretched their home winning streak to four games, dating back to last season, as well as their 32nd home victory in the last 35 home games since the late 2020 season.
The only lead Bacone held in the game was a 3-0 lead in the opening seconds of the game. From there on it was all DSU, as they went on to score 21 straight points. After opening up the second quarter on a 12-point run, the Trojans were able to grab a 38-14 lead.
The Trojans outscored the Warriors 27-5 in the second quarter to go into halftime up 53-19. DSU maintained their double-digit lead throughout the rest of the game, outsourcing Bacone 20-9 in the third period, followed by 23 more points in the fourth to win the game 96-40.
The Trojans’ balanced scoring attack saw 12 different players score in the game. Elsie Aslesen produced a double-double of 17 points and pulled down 13 rebounds (tied career high rebounds). She was 7-of-9 from the field. She had two blocks.
Savannah Walsdorf, who was named to NSAA Women’s Basketball Player-of-the-Week Monday, tallied 14 points on her 6-of-10 field goals for DSU. She also grabbed seven rebounds. Ritter added 13 points and stole the ball a season-high four times.
Angela Slattery scored 11 points and grabbed nine rebounds off the bench for Dakota State. Mackley scored nine points, earned four rebounds, and recorded three steals. Courtney Menning dished out a season-high seven assists and scored six points.
Jayla McIntosh led the Warriors with 14 points
Dakota State collected 39 more rebounds than Bacone, grabbing a season-high 57 rebounds (compared to BC 18 rebounds). The Trojans outrebounded the Warriors 24-1 on offensive boards. DSU outscored BC 25-0 in second chance points, and outscored the Warriors 39-5 in points off turnovers and 52-6 inside the paint.
DSU extended their winning streak to four games, raising their overall record to 4-3. Bacone fell to 0-3 overall record
Dakota State heads to Strode Center in Aberdeen, SD on the campus of Presentation for the third annual Dakota Clash. The Trojans open the tournament with a game against Valley City State Friday, November 18th, at 5pm.