USD, SDSU, WIU Earn Saturday #SummitWBB Victories (Jan. 27 Recaps)

Western Illinois' Michelle Farrow
Western Illinois' Michelle Farrow

Notes:
-- Western Illinois tied a league overall record and set a new record vs. league opponents with 19 made three-pointers in the win over North Dakota State.
-- South Dakota State's Ellie Thompson tied her career-high with 23 points in the win over Fort Wayne, while teammate Tylee Irwin's 15 points set a new career-best.
-- The 105 points are the most points South Dakota State has recorded since scoring 105 points against Centenary on March 1, 2008.
-- With its win at Denver, South Dakota is riding an 11-game winning streak which is tied for fifth in the nation.
-- North Dakota State's Sarah Jacobson netted a career-high 26 points in the loss at Western Illinois.
-- WIU's Michelle Farrow scored a career-best 25 points in the win over NDSU.


South Dakota State 105, Fort Wayne 49 | FW Recap // SDSU Recap 
BROOKINGS, S.D. (gojacks.com) -- The South Dakota State women's basketball team had four players score in double figures as the Jackrabbits recorded a 105-49 win over Fort Wayne Saturday afternoon in front of 2,881 fans at Frost Arena in The Summit League play.
 
Ellie Thompson scored a game-high 23 points to lead the Jackrabbits, who improved to 17-5 overall and 6-1 in Summit League play. Thompson's 23 points tie her career high. Macy Miller added 22 points while Madison Guebert scored 16 points and Tylee Irwin came off the bench for a career-best 15 points.
 
Fort Wayne, 4-17, 1-7, was led by Jaelencia Williams' 13 points.

South Dakota 82, Denver 60 | USD Recap // DEN Recap 
DENVER (goyotes.com) -- South Dakota's trio of starting guards paced the Coyote offense in an 82-60 road win over Denver at Magness Arena on Saturday.
 
South Dakota (17-5, 8-0 Summit) extends its winning streak to 11 games overall and 11-straight against Denver (12-11, 3-5 Summit). The Coyotes' 11-game streak is tied for fifth in the nation.

Western Illinois 97, North Dakota State 72 | NDSU Recap // WIU Recap 
MACOMB, Ill. (goleathernecks.com) -- The Fighting Leatherneck women's basketball team of Western Illinois University (16-6, 6-2 Summit League) cruised to a 97-72 victory over North Dakota State (8-13, 1-6) behind the career-day of Michelle Farrow.
 
Just 24 hours following her birthday and on #ThinkPink day, the senior from Waukesha, Wis. dropped a career-high 25 points, and tied a program-record of seven threes in a single game in the win over North Dakota State. Her seven threes tie fellow teammate Morgan Blumer and four other former Leathernecks (Michelle Maher, Saule Kontautaite, Vicki Adelman and Lori Schrock) for the most in a game.
 
As a team, the Purple and Gold also drained 19 threes, which set a new program record. That record one-upped the previous of 18 set this week (Jan. 24) in the win over Denver.


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