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Easley scores 13 as South Dakota State takes down St. Thomas 59-49 in Summit League Tournament

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Charlie Easley had 13 points and top-seeded South Dakota State beat No. 4 seed St. Thomas 59-49 on Monday night in the semifinals of the Summit League Tournament.

Easley also added eight rebounds for the Jackrabbits (21-12). Zeke Mayo added 11 points while going 3 of 10 from the floor, including 2 for 5 from 3-point range, and 3 for 5 from the line while he also had five rebounds. Luke Appel went 4 of 9 from the field to finish with 10 points, while adding six rebounds and six assists.

Kendall Blue led the way for the Tommies (20-13) with 13 points and six rebounds. Brooks Allen added 11 points for St. Thomas. Parker Bjorklund finished with nine points.

South Dakota State took the lead with 12:05 to go in the first half and did not give it up. The score was 28-25 at halftime, with Kalen Garry racking up six points. Easley scored 10 second-half points.

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.