WIU's Clemens Sets Two #SummitWBB Career Records Saturday (Feb. 3 Recaps)

Western Illinois' Emily Clemens
Western Illinois' Emily Clemens

Notes:
-- Western Illinois' Emily Clemens set a pair of Summit League career records in assists (633) and free throws made (516), while also becoming the program's all-time leading scorer (1,558).
-- In the same games, Oral Roberts' Faith Ihim grabbed a career-high 23 rebounds, tied for third in league single-game history, vs. Western Illinois.

-- South Dakota's Chloe Lamb scored a career-high 20 points off the bench in USD's win over North Dakota State.
-- The Coyotes have won 13 consecutive games, the seventh longest active streak nationally.
-- North Dakota State's Rylee Nudell had a career-best 18 points in the loss at South Dakota.
-- South Dakota State topped the century mark for the second time in its last three games behind a season-high 35 points in the first quarter.
-- Omaha's Amber Vidal notched a career-high 26 points in the loss to South Dakota State.


South Dakota 80, North Dakota State 54 | NDSU Recap // USD Recap 
VERMILLION, S.D. (goyotes.com) -- South Dakota freshman guard Chloe Lamb came off the bench with a career high 20 points to pace the Coyotes in a 80-54 victory over North Dakota State on Saturday inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.
 
The Coyotes (19-5, 10-0 Summit League) extend their winning streak to 13-straight games which remains tied for seventh nationally.
 
Lamb's career high of 20 points came in 31 minutes of action. She made 7-of-12 from the field for 58.3 percent while also dishing out three assists and tallying a pair of steals.
 
Sophomore guard Ciara Duffy tallied her sixth-career 20 point game with 20 points as well. Today marked the first time this season that two Coyotes reached 20 points in the same game. Duffy handed out a team-high five assists and had four rebounds as well.

South Dakota State 103, Omaha 54 | SDSU Recap // UNO Recap 
OMAHA, Neb. (gojacks.com) -- The South Dakota State women's basketball team scored a season-high 35 points in the first quarter and never stopped scoring in its 103-54 win over Omaha in Saturday afternoon's The Summit League game at Baxter Arena.
 
Macy Miller led the Jackrabbits, 19-5 and 8-1, with 17 points. Ellie Thompson recorded her 11th career double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Tylee Irwin and Madison Guebert added 15 and 14 points, respectively. Miller recorded eight rebounds and seven assists.
 
Amber Vidal scored a game-high 26 points for Omaha, 10-11 and 1-7.

Western Illinois 85, Oral Roberts 63 | WIU Recap // ORU Recap 
TULSA, Okla. (goleathernecks.com) -- It was a record-setting day for Emily Clemens, as she helped the Leathernecks to an 85-63 win over Oral Roberts behind a second-half surge.

Clemens neared a triple-double, as she finished with 31 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds for the win. Her 10 assists now make her the all-time Summit League record holder for career-assists, as she passed South Dakota's Nicole Seekamp (2012-16, 628) with 633.
 
The senior from Muscatine, Iowa also passed former Leatherneck great and Hall of Famer Zane Teilane (2003-06, 1,547 points) for the most points in program history with 1,558 points thus far.


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