Sargent leads S. Dakota St. to win

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BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) - Clint Sargent scored a career-high 18 points to lead South Dakota State to a 66-62 win over Southern Utah Saturday in the Summit League.

With the win, SDSU (7-12, 2-6) surpassed its win total for all of last season.

Sargent was 7-for-14 from the field and had three of the Jackrabbits five 3-pointers. He also had seven rebounds and three assists.

SDSU shot 50 percent in the first half and took a 33-32 lead into halftime. The Jackrabbits also shot 50 percent in the second half to fight off the Thunderbirds (4-14, 2-5).

SUU’s biggest lead was two points on three occasions in the second half, the last time at 43-41 on Geoff Payne’s layup with 11:56 left in the game.

But the Jackrabbits went right back on top 44-43 on Sargent’s 3-pointer, and they never trailed again.

Kai Williams had 11 points, six rebounds and six assists for SDSU.

Payne led the Thunderbirds with 21 points. Dave Marek finished with 11 points.

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 Southern Utah
G. Payne G. Payne
9-13,  21 Pts
4 Rebs, 5 Assists
 South Dakota St.
C. Sargent C. Sargent
7-14,  18 Pts
7 Rebs, 3 Assists

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