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The MSU-Denver women's basketball team to overcome a nine-point deficit to stop the South Dakota School of Mines 69-60 Saturday in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play in Denver.

The Hardrockers led 14-6 at the end of the first and 30-21 at halftime.

The Roadrunners went on a 10-0 run in the opening two minutes of the third quarter and outscored Mines 30-14, leading 51-44. The Hardrockers chipped away but could get no closer than three points.

Sophomore Anna Haugen had a double-double for Mines with 12 points and 13 rebounds. Sophomore Sami Steffeck also had 12 points, while senior Payton Humpal and sophomore Cooper Courtney added 11 and 10 points repsectively..

The Roadrunners (16-7, 12-5) were paced by Georgia Ohrdorf with 26 points and J’Nae Squires-Horton added 14.

The Hardrockers, 14-9 on the season and 9-8 in the RMAC return home Tuesday to host rival Black Hills State.

Yellow Jacket women falter late in loss to Colorado Springs

The Black Hills State women's basketball team fell to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, 65-54, on Saturday evening.

Colorado Springs outscored Black Hills state 19-4 in the fourth after the jackets led 50-46 after three.

Lyndzi Rich had 11 points to lead the Yellow Jackets (17-6, 11-6 RMAC), while Remi Wientjes and Alyssia Martinez each chipped in nine points.

The Yellow Jackets travel to Rapid City Tuesday to take on South Dakota School of Mines.

USD women crush North Dakota State

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.

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.

Men's basketball

South Dakota fends off North Dakota State 76-72

Matt Mooney scored 21 points, Triston Simpson and Nick Fuller 13 apiece and South Dakota fought off a furious second-half rally and beat North Dakota State 76-72 on Saturday in Fargo.

Mooney had 18 points and hit all three of his 3-pointers to propel the Coyotes (20-6, 8-2 Summit) to a 44-24 halftime lead. South Dakota hit 7 of 12 from distance in opening up the 20-point advantage. But the Coyotes went cold in the second half, missing seven of their first eight shots, and two free throws by Deng Geu pulled the Bison (12-12, 4-5) within 52-42 with 12½ minutes remaining.

Metro-State Denver holds off Hardrockers 

Metro State-Denver came back from a first half deficet to top South Dakota School of Mines 63-55 on the road.

Cameron Williams had 21 points for the Roadrunners, and Allec Williams added 16 more. Mines got its usual balanced scoring output, with Troy Brady leading the way with 14, Jake Heath adding 12, Wilfred Dickson had 10 and Logan Elers had 10.

Mines led 29-26 at the half but MSU-Denver outscored it 37-26 in the second half.

The Hardrockers are now 7-15 on the season and 4-13 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. They take on rival Black Hills State Tuesday at the King Center.

BHSU men fall to Colorado Springs

Wyatt Krogman scored a season-high 17 points, but the Black Hills State University men's basketball team fell to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, 82-64, on Saturday evening.

Krogman scored 17 points, a season-high, in 33 minutes to lead the Yellow Jackets (12-10, 8-9 RMAC). Fraser Malcolm added 16, and Stefan Desnica chipped in 12 points.

The Yellow Jackets travel to Rapid City to take on South Dakota School of Mines Tuesday, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

 Track and field

BHSU indoor team competes at North Dakota State

The Black Hills State University indoor track and field track and field teams competed at the Bison Open in Fargo, North Dakota, on Friday and Saturday.

The Black Hills State women's distance medley relay team placed first. The team, made of Abbie Fredrick, Brittney Marosok, Cailey Roth, and Xiomara Robinson earned the victory in 12 minutes, 37.25 seconds. Fredrick took third in the mile run (5:08.32). Alexandra Richards finished second in the high jump with a height of 5 feet, 3 inches.

In the men's heptathlon, Ryan Olsen placed fourth with 3,626 points. Allan McDonnell won the high jump with a height of 6-6 3/4. He also placed eighth in the long jump. Jonah Theisen took first in the mile (4:15.15), while Jake Iverson was third (4:17.51). Taylor Hepp placed second in the 400 meter dash (49.52).

The Yellow Jacket 4x400 meter men's relay team earned a victory. The team, made up of Garrett Snook, Justin Thorstad, Mark Fruechte, and Taylor Hepp, finished in 3:25.68.

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