SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KWSN)– In her first game back from injury, Margaret McCloud recorded her third double-double of the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds to lead the South Dakota women past Omaha 50-39.
The Coyotes (15-14, 10-6), who ended the regular season with three straight wins, will be the third seed in the Summit League Tournament in Sioux Falls. They wrapped up that seed when Fort Wayne (12-15, 8-7) lost to Western Illinois (13-15, 6-9) 73-54 earlier in the night.
Despite sitting out the last three games, McCloud went 5-for-7 shooting, blocked three shots and dished out a pair of assists. Nicole Seekamp led USD in scoring with 11 points, while Tempestt Wilson added nine points. Alexis Yackley grabbed eight rebounds.
Paige Frauendorfer led Omaha (16-11, 6-9) in scoring with 12 points and Stacia Gebers added 10 points. Carolyn Blair-Mobley led the Mavericks in rebounds with 11.
The Coyotes outscored the Mavericks 13-6 over the last 10 minutes of the game to extend their winning streak over Omaha to eight straight. Omaha has not beaten South Dakota since a 57-56 win on March 1, 2006.
South Dakota outrebounded Omaha 48-34 and held the Mavericks scoreless from beyond the 3-point arc (0-for-8). USD also kept Omaha off the foul line, committing a season low nine fouls and limiting Omaha to four free throw attempts (3-for-4).
The Coyotes will play the sixth seed in the Summit League Tournament at the Sioux Falls Arena on March 10. The game will start at 2:30 p.m. They will play North Dakota State (10-17, 6-9), Western Illinois or Kansas City (9-19, 5-10).
Courtesy: Jarrod Tell - USD Athletics