No. 2 Tigers shoot past Saints

No. 2 Tigers shoot past Saints

MITCHELL, S.D. – The No. 2 Dakota Wesleyan University women's basketball team took on Presentation College in a non-conference matchup and defeated the Saints, 106-54 Wednesday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell.

 After 1:40 into the game, Sarah Carr (Huron, S.D.) put DWU on the scoreboard with a layup. Following a Presentation timeout, Makaela Karst (Plankinton, S.D.) connected on a layup to give the Tigers (9-0) a 10-6 lead.

 Freshman Kaylee Kirk (Balaton, Minn.) nailed a 3-point shot thanks to a Rylie Osthus (De Smet, S.D.) assist. DWU finished the first quarter on a 15-4 run to hold a 28-13 lead.

 Carr opened up the second quarter with a 3-point shot of her own. After a Tiger timeout a few minutes into the second quarter, Karst connected on a shot from behind the arc.

 The Saints (3-6) made a pair of free throws with 6:29 left in the half. The DWU defense kept Presentation from scoring again until 8:52 left in the third quarter, as the Tigers held a 58-21 lead.

 With 3:35 left in the third quarter, Shannon O'Malley (Centerville, S.D.) tossed up a layup and was fouled following the made layup. Minutes later, Kirk found Madison Mathews (Draper, S.D.) behind the 3-point line for another basket as the Tigers cruised to victory.

 Cheeseman tallied a career-high 31 points on 11-of-14 shooting, as Mathews also notched a career-high 16 points and six rebounds. Carr tallied 16 points and Osthus recorded six points, eight assists and seven rebounds.

 The Tigers shot 55.6 percent from the field and 50 percent from 3-point range. DWU scored 47 points off turnovers and finished with 31 rebounds.

 DWU takes on Briar Cliff University for a GPAC road matchup at 6 p.m. on Nov. 28 in Sioux City, Iowa.

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