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Second-half charge powers Jackrabbit women over Tommies

Jan. 11—BROOKINGS — Trailing by seven points at halftime, South Dakota State outscored visiting St. Thomas 47-20 in the second half to earn a 75-55 women's basketball victory on Thursday night at Frost Arena.

Brooklyn Meyer and Madison Mathiowetz each scored 19 points for the Jackrabbits (10-5, 2-0 Summit), who shot 65% from the field after halftime, including 7-for-11 on 3-pointers over the final 20 minutes. Paige Meyer had 10 points for the Jacks and Jenna Hopp had eight points off the bench.

The Jacks struggled early, missing 11 of its first 15 shots of the game and allowing the Tommies to lead 17-15 after one quarter and 35-28 at halftime.

Amber Scalia had 20 points for UST (10-7, 2-1 Summit), who also picked up 14 points and 10 rebounds from Jo Langbehn. St. Thomas finished by shooting 25% from the field in the second half and were 2-for-15 on 3-pointers in the second half.

SDSU hosts Denver at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13 in Brookings.