Road Teams Sweep #SummitWBB Contests (Feb. 24 Recaps)

Omaha's Courtney Vaccher
Omaha's Courtney Vaccher

Notes:
-- Omaha's Amber Vidal sank a jumper with 2.7 seconds remaining in regulation to give Omaha a two-point win at North Dakota State.
-- Western Illinois has now won 20 or more games in a season five times.


South Dakota State 77, Fort Wayne 55 | SDSU Recap // FW Recap
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (gojacks.com) -- The South Dakota State women's basketball team finished the regular season with a convincing 77-55 Summit League win at Fort Wayne Saturday afternoon in the Gates Sports Center in front of 1,052 fans.
 
The Jackrabbits, now 23-6, 12-2, were led by Macy Miller's 18 points, five assists, four rebounds and three steals. Myah Selland came off the bench for 14 points. Ten of the 11 Jacks scored in the game and State shot 51.8 percent from the field.
 
Jaelencia Williams led the Mastodons, 4-23, 1-13, with 14 points.

Omaha 59, North Dakota State 57 | UNO Recap // NDSU Recap 
FARGO, N.D. (omavs.com) -- Amber Vidal hit a jump shot with 2.7 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter to lift Omaha to a 59-57 victory over North Dakota State in the final game of the regular season on Saturday inside the Scheels Center.  

Western Illinois 77, Denver 61 | WIU Recap // DEN Recap 
DENVER (goleathernecks.com) -- Emily Clemens led the way for Western Illinois, as the Leathernecks (21-8, 10-4) closed out the regular season with a 77-61 win at Denver (16-13, 7-7) Saturday afternoon (Feb. 24).
 
The senior from Muscatine, Iowa finished with 28 points, eight assists and eight rebounds. Taylor Higginbotham also added 20 points in the contest.


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