USD Remains Undefeated, WIU Keeps Pace with Victory (Feb. 7 Recaps)

South Dakota's Ciara Duffy (photo by Aaron Packard)
South Dakota's Ciara Duffy (photo by Aaron Packard)

Notes:
-- South Dakota extended its winning streak to 14-straight game with its victory at Fort Wayne.
-- The win also marked the 20th of the season for USD, its fourth consecutive year reaching the benchmark.
-- Omaha's Emily Petersen set a new career-high in points with 17 in the loss at Western Illinois.
-- Every Western Illinois player scored in the win over Omaha. It was the fourth time this season the Fighting Leathernecks eclipsed the 100-point plateau.


South Dakota 79, Fort Wayne 60 | USD Recap // FW Recap 
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (goyotes.com) -- South Dakota sophomore guard Ciara Duffy scored 20 points for the second-straight game to pace the Coyotes in a 79-60 victory over Fort Wayne on Wednesday inside the Hilliard Gates Sports Center.
 
South Dakota (20-5, 11-0 Summit League) extends its winning streak to 14 games while Fort Wayne (4-19, 1-10) drops its seventh straight. The Coyotes remain atop the league standings with three wins on second place.

Western Illinois 103, Omaha 68 | UNO Recap // WIU Recap 
MACOMB, Ill. (omavs.com) -- Every player on the Western Illinois women's basketball team scored as the Leathernecks (18-7, 8-3 Summit League) cruised to a 103-68 win over the visiting Omaha Mavericks (10-12, 1-8 Summit League) Wednesday night (Feb. 7). 
 
Morgan Blumer tallied a game-high 28 points highlighted by four field goals from downtown. Emily Clemens added 19 points, eight assists, and six rebounds, and Taylor Higginbotham 17 points and nine rebounds.


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